English, Jr., James Emmons


James Emmons English, Jr., born October 7, 1974 in Parkersburg, WV, passed peacefully on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at the age of 47 years old, in Richmond, VA. James was a 1993 high school graduate of Parkersburg Catholic High School. He had worked at Wagner Metro Tire and Kroger before he found a new career working with CSX Railroad as a freight conductor which led him to move to Richmond, VA. He later became known as one of the best engineers at CSX and has been with the company for 18 years. James has been a proud resident of Goochland County, VA for the past 12 years. Everyone who knows James, knows him as a guy with a huge, caring heart and a true friend to everyone he knew. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

James leaves behind his loving parents, James English and Jennifer Stutler English; his niece, Sydney Jones, who he loved so much; his sister, Jessica English Jones, and his brother in law, Brian Jones, who he thought of as his own brother; and a lot of aunts, uncles, cousins and so many close friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Mary Ann English, James Stutler, Gloria Robinson and Tom Robinson.

Our family is asking in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in James’ name to our local animal shelter since he loved animals.

Goochland County Animal Shelter
1900 Hidden Rock Lane
Maidens, Virginia 23102

A celebration of James’ Life will be planned at a later date.

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23 Comments on “

  1. James was a sweet loving guy and hard to believe that he has passed but we all know he is with everyone that loved him, may he RIP and I know he will be watching or even at President Trumps rallies in spirit❤️🙏🥲

  2. James was the best man I knew. May he rest in peace forever.

    • James and I started our rr career on the same day. Become friends immediately. I’ll miss him greatly. Never forget him!

  3. James will be missed immensely! Kind of guy who would give the shirt off his back to a stranger. We feel honored to have known him and have all the wonderful memories we will hold in our hearts of him. Prayers go out to his beautiful family.

  4. I have never felt the hurt and pain, that i experienced with the passing of James!!! I love that guy, he was so much fun, he was the life of the party, He was a joy to be around. I don’t have the vocabulary to describe his greatness. I am so blessed to have been his friend..

  5. James was like no other. He brought happiness and joy to everyone he met. He was always smiling and laughing. He would light up a room by just walking in it. He will be missed dearly. Prayers for the family

  6. Rest i peace Meat. We are loved and will be sorely missed, bud.

  7. Oh son..😭💔If love could have saved you…..so many prayers going up for you several times a day for 8 weeks..We miss and love you so much..life will never be the same for us…please come back to us….please 😭💔😭💔 I love you…your MoMMa…as you would text me!!

  8. Jamie you was the best son that I could ever have. You was always the one that kept me laughing. We were supposed to work on your old four wheelers but we didn’t get to do that together but I will try to do it myself. I love you son and I miss you so much.
    The world or my life will never be the same.

  9. James graduated with our daughter! Melody. I remember him as such a kind and sweet young man. We are so sorry to hear of his passing. Our prayers for peace and comfort during this most difficult time! God Bless

  10. James I sit here and think what I can say but I am so at lost for words. Breaks my heart to pieces. I never thought last month would be the last time we spoke. I was always asking how you were doing and prayed nightly for you! My deepest sympathies to your Family and the pups. Yes you were that one in a million type guy and I was lucky to have met you. I will never forget James! Godspeed my friend we will all miss you and that country charm you had. Loved that voice of yours!♥️🙏♥️🙏

  11. One of the best friends anyone could ever ask for. It’s not gonna be the same out here on these rails without you, brother.

  12. Jamie, it’s just been a few days since your passing but seems like forever. Your MoMMa is so right. We prayed nonstop for God to heal your lungs and let you stay with us but He had other plans.His ways are higher than our ways. You were truly a selfless, kind, loving, giving person and our hearts break because you aren’t with us anymore. We just have your memories now and even though they’re very special memories it’s not the same as having you. Love you forever! ❤️

  13. Jamie
    I never knew you personally but you left a great legacy to all those friends and family that knew you
    God bless you as I am sure you are a blessing to God
    Rest in peace

  14. James and I went alas far back as elementary school Together. Though I never saw him after high school graduation unless I tan into him in town…. He was always the most caring and sweet person you could know. If someone didn’t like him it was only because they were jealous of how many people
    Truly did love him! Hugs to his sister, parents, and family during these times, may you know just how amazing you were to raise an amazing son and now guardian angel whom we all are lucky to have!

  15. I really don’t have a lot of words right now. You were one of the most kind and caring people I have known. You will be missed by me and many many more people. RIP my friend.

  16. Jamie
    As I read through the comments they paint a picture of who you really was. You was respected, admired, loved and I’m sure one heck of a friend to many. You remind me of two other men we both looked up to. Jamie you will be missed by many and leave us 💔 I love you man…

  17. I can’t imagine having to give one back. May you have peace in your hearts.

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