ENGLISH ~ There’s an open gate at the end of the road through which each must go alone and there is a light we cannot see our Father claims His own. Beyond the gate our love one finds happiness and rest, and there is a comfort in the thought that a loving God knows best.
Mr. Joseph “Joe” English was born in Thomasville, Georgia December 22, 1960 to the late Romie and Everlee English. He attended Andrew Jackson Senior High School of Duval County where he played football and earned a scholarship to attend Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU). Mr. English joined the U S Marine Corps after graduating from high school and served four years with an honorable discharge. He was also a member of Grace Baptist Church.
Joe was a skilled brick mason. He was more than just a brick mason and handyman, he had many talents and skills working with his hands. As a result of his generous spirit and pleasant personality, he was loved by many.
His life will forever be cherished in the lives of his sister, Essie English (Ernest) Dewey; brother, Ronnie (Petryce) English; dearest uncle, Henry “Uncle Duke” Williams; nephews, Ernest Dewey, Jr., Ronnie English, Jr., Jaquan English; nieces, Consuela (Clinton) White, Lentonia (Arthur) Young, Jackie English, Roneica English; cousins, Eugene Spencer, Bobby Spencer, Shirley Spencer, Dorothy (David) Allen; a host of great nephews, nieces and friends including beloved friend and life partner, Deborah Quartman.
Celebration of Life Service for Joseph English will be 11:00 AM Friday, August 10, 2018 at Grace Baptist Church of Springfield, 1553 East 21th Street, Rev. John J. DeVoe, Jr., Pastor. Family will receive friends at the church from 10 AM until the hour of service. Interment at Jacksonville National Cemetery. Because of the love of his family, arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Drive, 904.924.9400