MOUNT VERNON — Charles Leroy Beal, 80, of Mt. Vernon, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at his home in rural Mt. Vernon.
Mr. Beal is survived by his wife; a daughter, Connie Kramer of Galesburg, Illinois; two sons, Gregory and wife Missy of Walnut Hill and Michael of Salem; seven grandchildren, Nathan Kramer of Galesburg, Illinois; Heather and husband Mike Bourell of Geneseo, Illinois; Maria Marshall, Morena and husband Chris Hopkins, and Michael Beal Jr., all of Centralia; Jeffery Beal and wife Kelsey of Woodlawn and Brittany Beal of Salem; a sister, Effie Mae Austin and husband Chalon of Texico; a brother, Wayne and wife Mary Ann of Dix; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kenneth “Bus” and Zola Collins; one brother, Edwin Lee Beal; and sister-in-law, Viola (Bandy) Beal.
Mr. Beal served with the Illinois National Guard, attaining the rank of sergeant and was a businessman, operating Tru-Life Taxidermy and Beal TV. He was an avid outdoorsman and was particularly fond of fishing.
Mr. Beal has requested cremation and there will be no services.
Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, (618)532-3523, are honored to be of service to the Beal family.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting sutherlandfuneralhome.com.