Carl Reese

Celebration of life

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Eldred Baptist Church
Locust St.
Eldred, Illinois, United States

Obituary of Carl Reese

Carl L. Reese, 83, of Eldred, died Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He was born April 2, 1935, in Bluffdale, the son of the late Basil (Pete) Reese and Lena Blanche Pryor Reese. Carl married Sarah Cox on March 3, 1979, in Carrollton, and she survives.

Carl is also survived by two children, Denny Reese, and Jan (Mike) Pennington of Montgomery, TX; five step children, Brenda Davis of Atlantic Beach, FL, Robin Fogle of St. Louis, MO, Joe Fogle, Donna Johnson of Kane, IL, and Pink Sims of Grand Tower, IL; ten grandchildren, Elizabeth, and Nina both of NY, Roberta (Ohran) Carlisle, Mike Howd, Nathan (Whitney) Higuera,  A.J. (Crystal) Fogle, Derek Fogle, Sarah (Jesse) Faul, Samantha (fiancé, Travis Varble) Foster, and Chris Foster, Jr.; numerous great grandchildren; and a brother, William “Squirt” Reese of Carrollton. He was preceded in death by a son, Greg Reese; and a brother, Harold Reese.

Carl was a member of the Eldred Baptist Church. He worked for REA, then he ran Carl’s Place, and later he owned and operated Barlage Inc. trucking company. In his most recent years he was the Road Commissioner for the Bluffdale Township, until retirement. Carl was an avid fisherman and fishing for catfish with his brother Squirt was his favorite. He enjoyed feeding and taking in feral cats. More than anything he loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren.

The family will be hosting a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the Eldred Baptist Church.  Memorials are suggested to the Eldred Baptist Church. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton is assisting the family with arrangements at this time.  Condolences may be left at

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