Ronald Alva “Ronnie” English

Ronald “Ronnie” Alva English, Sr., age 66 of Jemison, Alabama passed away November 28, 2016. There will be a Memorial held Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Charter Funeral Home, 2521 US-31 Calera, Alabama 35040 at 11:00 a.m., with a Service to follow at noon. Ronnie was born May 20, 1950 in Birmingham, Alabama. He was a very hard working man, where most of his professional career was spent between Trio/Aamco Oil and driving a “Big Rig”. Ronnie’s driving days earned him the nickname “Lightpole”, as he is fondly remembered by many. Ronnie is survived by his wife Regina Nichols English; son Ronald “Buddy” Alva English, Jr.; five daughters, Sonya Vaughan (Rob), Tanya Vann (Mike), Krissi Thompson, Brandi English, Megan Hester (Freddy); 12 grandchildren, Camryn, Grayson, Reese, and Ava Vaughan, Jordan and Kevin Vann, Dakota Thompson, Mason Musick, Waylen Ray, Brooklyn and Alexa English, and Aubri Hester; great granddaughter Lucia Pulliam; brother Harold Keith English and several beloved nieces and nephews. Ronnie was preceded in death by his father, Harold T. English, mother Margaret Brooks English, and brother Richard English. His family paid tribute to him, “Ronnie was one of the funniest people you could ever meet. His big heart left his doors open for anyone who wanted to walk through them. He will be sorely missed, Rest In Peace, ‘King English the Great’.”


  1. Barbie Rice on November 30, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    I am so sorry for your lost and your family will remain in my prayers!

    William and Barbie Rice

  2. Mary Ethridge on December 1, 2016 at 9:51 am

    My sweet uncle. I have such great memories of him, from interesting Christmas Eve dinners to him trying to help me put a bridle on my pony. The salt of the earth, always a hard worker, and an uncle who was always good to me.