Ronnie Joe English, 75, of Albion, IL passed away 10:55 AM Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021 at his home surround by family. Ron was a professional standard bred horse trainer and race driver for most of his working years. He was born Oct. 15, 1945 at Marshall, IL, the son of Harry Virgil and Dorothy Lucille Wilson English who preceded him in death as well as a son, Troy; a son-in-law, Darryl Mays; two brothers, Harold Lee Wilson and David English and a sister, Martha English. He married Norma L. Throneburg on May 23, 1964 at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Marshall and she survives. Also surviving are children, Rhonda (Scott) Heleine of West Union, IL, Dee (Jeff) Davis of Patoka, IN, Melody Adams of Chattanooga, TN, Tammy (Mark) Pittenger of Marshall, IL and Ed (Patt) Miller of Marshall, IL; a special niece, Debbie English of Albion, IL; and a brother, Harry (Virginia) English of Marshall, IL; 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He was a 1963 graduate of Marshall High School, a member of the Albion Moose Lodge and Local #561 at Evansville, IN. Services in honor of his life will be 2:00 PM Monday at Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall, IL. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation will be 12 Noon until service time Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.