June 30, 1941 - August 20, 2019
Rev. Robert E. England, Sr., 78, of Fortville, Indiana, was welcomed home by his Heavenly Father, early in the morning hours of Tuesday, August 20, 2019 following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born on June 30, 1941 near Bedford, Pennsylvania, a son of the late John and Maxine (Price) England. Bob was raised in Salem, Ohio, where he graduated from high school in 1959. He earned a Bachelor of Theology in 1963 from God’s Bible School & College in Cincinnati, Ohio. Bob married the love of his life, Marilyn Hofacker, on July 6, 1963 and together they served in pastoral ministry for 21 years at five churches in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Dr. England had a passion for higher education, serving as Administrator and Professor of Bible and Theology for 43 years at Allegheny Wesleyan College, God’s Bible School & College, and Union Bible College. He completed a Master of Arts in 1984 and a Master of Divinity in 1992, both from Cincinnati Bible Seminary, and earned his Doctor of Ministry through Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO, in 2002. A noted speaker, Rev. England served as an evangelist for camps and revivals in at least 29 states and seven foreign countries. He also owned and operated a nursery and landscaping business for 20 years. He enjoyed collecting books and reading, thrifting, yard work, and landscaping. Rev. England’s lasting legacy will be the passion he poured into thousands of young people. He taught them the importance of piety and prayer. Those left to cherish Bob’s memory include his loving wife of 56 years, Marilyn England, five children, Joanna (Brent) Pears of Stoneboro, PA, Becky (Dan) Ellis of Fairmont, WV, Daniel (Ronda) England of Fishers, Robert (Rachel) England, Jr. of Jonestown, PA, and Kristin (Mark) Foster of Noblesville; 17 grandchildren, Anne (Pears) Fish, Sarah Pears, Lee Pears, Brock Pears, John Pears, Joey Ellis, Jenna Ellis, Jacob Ellis, Corey England, Cassie England, Cade England, Josiah England, Isaac England, Hannah England, Simeon England, Graham Foster, and Caroline Foster and a brother, J. Clyde England of Salem, OH. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald England. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Salem Wesleyan Methodist Church, 1095 New Garden Road, Salem, Ohio, with Pastor Stanley Grabill and Dr. Leonard Sankey officiating. Burial will follow in Franklin Square Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 - 8 pm Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Sproles Family Funeral Home in New Castle, Indiana, and from 4 - 8 pm Friday, August 30, 2019 at Salem Wesleyan Methodist Church. You may send the family a personal condolence at www.sprolesfamilycares.com. The Sproles family and staff are honored to serve the family of Robert E. England, Sr.
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