Robert-England-Obituary

Robert England

MARION, North Carolina

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I was sorry to read of RJ's passing. He made the most of his life. reading of the family brought back memories to me. I have been gone from Marion for a long time

Sorry to hear about RJ passing. Condolences to the family.



This is sad news regarding the loss. Reading the comments I see here remind me about what the inspiration and hope R. J. was for people who knew him. I think he would say and it is certainly true that there are many less fortunate than he –R. J. lived that way. He had a big heart. He never asked for special status and he was wise beyond his years in high school - then he would be a regular kid like the rest of us and ask me to push him max speed down the catwalk. As much as...

I grew up on Sugar Hill Road in West Marion and always looked up to R.J.and routinely enjoyed hanging out with him.. I would meet him at Horton's grocery and when it was time for R. J. to head to the house, I would push him up the hill on Ashworth and when we got to the top of the hill I would stand on the out riggers on the back of his wheelchair and we would freewheel down the road till we got to his house. I take great pleasure in knowing that he has lived such a rich and fulfilled life...

He will be missed. I was his home health nurse for over 5 years and he was one of my very special patients that was so interesting to talk to. Always had a good story to tell. I was blessed to have known him. Prayers for your family in this great loss.........Kim L. Williams

More than 50 years have passed since I last saw R.J. During that time I have traveled and lived all over the world and have known countless memorable people. In spite of that, I still remember R.J. and I can still see in my mind's eye that horrendous blind curve just up the hill from where he lived. I recall that he never seemed to feel sorry for himself and he had a level of wisdom and maturity that was beyond his years. No doubt as he grew older he became highly sensitive to the...

Recent visit to RJ's home.

Uncle RJ was an inspiration to our entire family. Benji, Susan and I will always remember him living life to the fullest, especially under his unique circumstances. His positive attitude, smile, ever reaching hand shake, constant volunteering and overall zest for life far weighted his own health struggles. Thanks for the example you set for family and those you meet. Rest in Peace RJ!

I grew up in West Marion and remember R.J. well. I was a class mate of his brother, Gerald. I am inspired by all R.J. did with his life and he was a fine example of what a physically challenged person can become when you don't give up. My prayers and thoughts are with the family. I am so sorry for their loss.

Robert is now free from pain. I was a friend to him here for ten years and he was always in pain. I will miss him. I often told him of a home in Heaven where we will not suffer anymore.

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Robert England passed away in MARION, North Carolina. The obituary was featured in The News Herald on February 16, 2013, and The McDowell News on February 16, 2013.