Michael “Mikey B” Leo Barnd Jr., 66, of Herrin, passed away Sunday, February 27, 2022, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 4, 2022, Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville. An informal gathering will immediately follow at the Carbondale Elks Lodge.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Carbondale Elks, or to Little League Baseball in Carterville or Herrin.
Mikey was born February 6, 1956, in Harvey, Illinois, to Michael Leo and Nina Virginia (Kennepp) Barnd Sr.
He is survived by his brothers, Patrick Barnd and Jim (Laura) Barnd; sisters, Cherie Taliaferro, Betsy (Frank) Zaccari, Debbie (Twila) Barnd, and Jackie Barnd; nieces and nephews, Jacob Barnd, Kelly Barnd, Michael Barnd, Eric Barnd, Kristen Barnd, Dan Taliaferro, Tony Taliaferro, Jon Taliaferro, and Nick Zaccari.
Mikey was preceded in death by his parents.
He had a 35-year long career as owner of Mikey B’s Bleacher Bum Collectibles.
Mikey was active in his community and was a member of the Carbondale Elks Lodge for many years.
He was a sports enthusiast who loved to cheer on his beloved Chicago teams - the Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks, and Bulls- to victory. Mikey’s passion for sports carried over to other facets like watching SIU basketball and organizing fantasy baseball and football leagues.
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Carbondale Elks Lodge #1243
220 W. Jackson Street, Carbondale IL 62901
Herrin Jr. Ball League
1109 N 7th Street, Herrin IL 62948
PO Box 69, Carterville IL 62918