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Sherrod Roscoe Carson
1/23/2009

Sherrod Roscoe Carson, 85, Macomb, died at 12:20 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.

He was born April 2, 1923, in Colchester, the son of Christopher Gaylen and Ruth Pauline (Martin) Carson.

He married Evelyn Louise Monninger on Feb. 23, 1947. She survives.

He is also survived by two sons, Danny Rex Carson, Bastrop, La., and Monte Gaylen Carson, West Columbia, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Corie Daniels, Evan Carson, Jeniffer Carson, Amanda Carson, Danny Carson Jr., Matthew Carson and Bambi Carson; three great-grandchildren, Emily Carson, Audry Carson, Shelly Daniels and others; one brother, Gene Carson, Ceuro, Texas; and one sister, Mildred Noster, Yorktown, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Carrol Carson.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He moved to Macomb in 1969. He worked as a maintenance engineer at Western Illinois University from 1971-89 and for McDonough F.S. Service and Sales, and farmed livestock and grain in Colchester, Sciota, Walnut Grove and Adair.

He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, the Operations Union at Western Illinois University, a 50-year member of the McDonough County Farm Bureau, a member of the Macomb American Legion, AARP, Mt. Carmel Gospel Band and singers. He was a past member of the Production Credit Association Advisory Council and past trustee of the Good Hope Fire Protection District.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at Jones Mortuary, Colchester, with the Rev. Lori Harvey officiating.

Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at the funeral home, where friends may call after 9 a.m., Sunday until the time of services.

Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb.

Memorials may be made to the Colchester Veterans Memorial.

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