Charlie Barnes

February 25, 1944 ~ June 21, 2021 (age 77)


Charles “Charlie” L. Barnes, 77, of Carterville, passed away Monday, June 21, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 25, 2021, at Crainville Baptist Church, with Pastors Cody Knapik and Michael Williams. Burial with military rites will be at Willowrest Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will begin after 5:00 p.m., Thursday, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Legion Post #347 or to the American Lung Association.

Charlie was born February 25, 1944, in Herrin, to William Everett and Pauline (Jackson) Barnes. He married Sharon Jacobson on September 16, 1967, in Herrin.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Sharon Barnes of Carterville; children, Shawn (Melinda) Barnes of St. Louis, Bonnie (Kevin) Howerton of Carterville, and Donna (Adam) Compton of Carterville; grandchildren, Brennan and Cameron Barnes, Ruby Madison, Delaney, and Charlie Howerton, and Kenadi and Kash Compton; sister, Anna Faye Biggs of Herrin; sister-in-law, Betty Cox of Kerr, Texas; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of dear friends.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Everett Ray and David Franklin Barnes; and sisters, Paula Collins and Edna Bailey.

He honorably served our country in the United States Army during Vietnam.

Charlie was a plant manager at Allen Industries, as well as Intier Automotive and Magna International.

He was a faithful member of Crainville Baptist Church and the Carterville American Legion Post #347. He belonged to the Crab Orchard Golf Club where he was a member of the “11 O’clock Group” and worked in the Pro Shop for many years.  


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June 24, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home
322 North Division
Carterville, IL 62918

Funeral Service
June 25, 2021

11:00 AM
Crainville Baptist Church
806 Marion Street
Carterville, IL 62918

Military Honors
June 25, 2021

Willowrest Cemetery
Willow Street
Carterville, IL 62918


Carterville American Legion Post 347- Honor Guard
Carterville IL 62918

American Lung Association
55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago IL 60601

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