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Carl Leroy Barbee, 89 of Atwood, IL passed away at 9:50 A.M. on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, January 11, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, 231 North Illinois St., in Atwood, IL. Rev. Lanny Faulkner will officiate. Burial with Military Rites will follow in the Mackville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Church. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Carl was born on December 13, 1929 in Tuscola, IL. He was a son of John and Lectna Juanita (Cockrill) Barbee. He married Bonnie Earley on May 24, 1974 in Douglas County, IL.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie of Atwood, IL; five children, Terrie Price (Gary) of Lawrence, KS, Danny Barbee (Kathy) of Gibsonburg, OH, Cindy Murphy (Mick) of Arcola, IL, Karen Burton (Larry) of Atwood, IL and David Stewart of Emerald Hills, CA; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Myron Barbee (Janice) of St. Joseph, IL and Dale Barbee (Nancy) of Atwood, IL; one sister, Shirley Hawn of Danville, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Michael Stewart; and seven siblings: an infant brother, Catherine O’Neil, Marie Conner, Mary Jolly, Faye Barbee, Floyd “Bill” Barbee and James Barbee.
Carl was a Combat Army Veteran of the Korean War.
He was a member of the Tuscola Christian Church, the Tuscola VFW and the Moose Lodge in Tuscola, IL.
Carl worked at DeKalb in Tuscola for 47 years.
He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and he loved his pets. Carl was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and will be greatly missed by all.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Atwood, IL, Atwood-Hammond Christmas Needy, for the food pantry, or the Douglas County Animal Shelter.
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