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Obituary for Carlin L. Ealy
Carlin L. Ealy, age 81, of Charleston, Illinois, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, Illinois. Carlin was born January 26, 1939 in Ashmore, Illinois to Paul Andrew and Nola C. (Prince) Ealy. He married Jane Lee Dillman on October 10, 1971. Carlin was self-employed in construction. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids. He also enjoyed many outdoor sports, experimenting with wind and solar power, helping people and fixing things. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jane; four sons: John (Amy) Ealy of Champaign, Sean (Bethany) Ealy of Greenville, Jim (Elizabeth) Ealy of Charleston and Mark (Laura) Ealy and family of Dallas, TX; one brother, Reg (Lisa) Ealy of Charleston; and one sister, Jennifer (Steve) Kosko of Arizona; four grandchildren: Dylan Ealy, Lauren Ealy, Luke Ealy and Lydia Ealy. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Randy Ealy; four brothers: Gene Ealy, Phillip Ealy, Darrell Ealy and one infant brother. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at Krabel Funeral Home in Oakland. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the East Harrison Street Church of God or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.