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Carl Eugene Myers of Du Quoin

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    Carl Eugene Myers

updated: 7/20/2022 1:35 PM

Carl Eugene Myers, age 76, of Du Quoin, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2022, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois, surrounded by his loving family.

Carl was born in Du Quoin, a son of Van Allen and Helen (Fiske) Myers. He married JoAnn Dunklin on Oct. 3, 1981, in Du Quoin. Together, they shared more than 40 years of marriage.

Prior to his retirement, Carl worked in maintenance for the Du Quoin Housing Authority. He proudly served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran.

Survivors include his loving wife, JoAnn Myers of Du Quoin; sons Carl (Emily) Dunklin of Du Quoin and Danny Dunklin of Du Quoin; daughters Angela Denise (Rahem Parker) Dunklin of Carbondale and Renee (Kris Roberts) Myers of Marion; 23 grandchildren, Shannon, Mylinn, Elie, Jamorion, Alexis, twins Carl and Danny, Kamil, Ethan, Trinity, Reece, Damani, Alden, Ayanna, Mehki, Westin, Ky're, Octavia, Dae'Mar, Kaliyah, Kyon, De'Niro, Natalia, and Nolan; eight great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Ari Marie, Amiyah, Gunnar, Eviona, Dae'Mar Jr., Naveah, Khalani, and one on the way; two sisters, Wilma Brown and JoAnn Jackson; and several nieces and nephews, extended family, and many friends.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, Deborah Ann Dunklin; two daughters, Maria Acree and Ayesha Clarry; four brothers, Michael, Billy, Richard and Donald Lee Myers; and two sisters, Barbara Jean and Jackie Lou Myers.

Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Carl's life from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Maxton-Rosado Funeral Home in Du Quoin.

The funeral service will begin at 5 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Karl Williams Jr., Pastor Paul Dunklin, and the Rev. Theresa Flagg officiating.

Cremation rites will be accorded after his funeral service. In honor of Mr. Myers' veteran status, a retired American Flag will accompany him during cremation where the flag will serve one last patriotic duty for this heroic veteran one final time. The family will be presented with a framed star swatch from this same flag.

Inurnment will take place at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Du Quoin at a later date where military honors will be presented by the Du Quoin VFW and American Legion Posts with assistance from the United States Army National Guard Funeral Honors Detail Team.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Maxton-Rosado Funeral Home; 11 S. Hickory St. in Du Quoin, IL 62832.

For more information, call (618) 542-2020 or visit the memorial guest registry online at

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