Robert C. English

Dec 21st, 1933 - Aug 24th, 2017


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Mon, Aug. 28th, 2017 5:00 PM ~ 9:00 PM


Second Baptist Church

Tue, Aug. 29th, 2017 10:00 AM


Pleasant Grove Cemetery

Tue, Aug. 29th, 2017

Robert C. English

Marion- Robert Cabble “Bob” English, 83, of Marion, passed away at 10:29 PM, Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Bob was born on December 21, 1933 in Sacramento, KY to Perry and Beulah (Worthington) English. He married Cheryl Tague on May 26, 1984 at Marion Second Baptist Church. She survives of Marion.

He was a US Marine who served his country while working security in Washington DC. Once honorably discharged, he began a brief career with Henkel and McCoy Construction before moving on to CIPS in Marion where he worked as a lineman and highline construction for over 20 years. Once retired, he began a second career working eight years as a delivery driver for Marion Unit #2 Schools.

Bob was a Christian man and longtime member and former deacon of Marion Second Baptist Church. He was also a member of Marion Masonic Lodge AF & AM. He was a clever man with a sarcastic wit who loved his family dearly. He enjoyed spending time outdoors growing vegetables in his garden, driving his John Deere tractor and even turkey hunting in his earlier years. He will be dearly missed by his many family and friends.

Survivors include-

Wife- Cheryl English of Marion
Daughter- Angela English-Ferguson of Tampa, FL
Daughter- Shannon Gail Hayes of Stiritz, IL
Daughter- Susan Renee Bettac and companion Simeon Daniel of Oregon City, OR
Daughter- Rebecca Lynn Norris and husband Donald of Marion
Son- Hunter Cole English of Marion
6 grandchildren:
Robert English and wife Carrie of Pinellas Park, FL
Ryan English of Tampa, FL
Phillip Hayes of Stiritz, IL
Brandy Ruiz and husband Mike of Oregon City, OR
Brianna Staley of Oregon City, OR
Jacob Norris and wife Mandi of Marion
4 great grandchildren:
Austin and Aidan English
Jaxen Norris
Raylan Ruiz
Numerous nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, one brother and two son’s in law.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Marion Second Baptist Church. Rev. Bennie Don Fisher will officiate. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery (East of Marion) with military rites performed at graveside by the Marion VFW and American Legion Posts with assistance from the United States Marine Corp. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Monday, August 28, 2017 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Masonic rites will be performed by Fellowship Lodge #89 of Marion at 7:00 PM, Monday at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.

Memorial donations are suggested to Marion Second Baptist Church and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/1704 N. Court/ Marion, IL 62948. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

8 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Janus (Cole) Kling

    From: , Illinois

    Date: August 27, 2017

    So sorry to hear of your loss. You and family are in my prayers.

  • Guest: Dennis McClellan

    From: Scheller , Il , Illinois

    Date: August 27, 2017

    I worked with Bob in the late 60’s for Miller Construction Company. He was always a great Guy to be around . He will, be missed .

  • Guest: Pam wilson

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: August 28, 2017

    Angie I am so sorry to hear that my buddy passed away. We had alot of fun at your house growing up. Mr Bob always kept us in check. He was a wonderful man and will be deeply missed. Cheryl my thoughts and prayers go out to you & your family. Always enjoyed talking to you and Mr Bob. Heaven has gained a wonderful angel.

  • Guest: MM

    From: Clearwater , Florida

    Date: August 28, 2017

    Angie and Family,
    Our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. We send prayers and love.

  • Guest: Cindy Grisham Roberts

    From: Eldorado, Illinois

    Date: August 28, 2017

    I have a lot of fond memories of Bob. Shannon and I were good friends during high school and I spent many a night at their house. Always such a happy place with lots of laughter. My deepest sympathy to you all.

  • Guest: Mary Edwards

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: August 29, 2017

    Becky, Sue so sorry to hear of your loss

  • Guest: Bill Howerton

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: August 29, 2017

    I sorry. For your loss Bob was a great man l worked at Bob s sunoco service Bob came in a lot we had a lot of. Fun

  • Guest: Steve & Jan Eigenrauch

    From: Goreville, Illinois

    Date: August 29, 2017

    Cheryl and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Bob. He was always so friendly and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.