Danny Joe Avery, 68, of Goreville, passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
Mr. Avery was born on Sept. 12, 1944, in Johnson County, the son of John and Mildred Smith Avery.
He married Debbie Farris of Goreville on April 24, 2000.
Danny was a mail carrier for many years. He enjoyed golf, hunting, fishing, working on small equipment and loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Harris; his children, Hope Amber Avery of Anna, Christie Johnson of Goreville, Shawn Mitchell and Jamie Williams of Goreville and Natasha Avery of Herrin; grandchildren, Angel Avery, Dustin Avery, Megan Johnson, Eli Johnson and Levi Mitchell; a great-grandchild, Makiya Rodgers; a brother, Richard and Hannelore Avery; his sisters, Rosalie and John Hand and Carmen Phillips; best friend, Dennis Ames.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jim Avery; and sons, Joe Michael Avery and John Jason Avery.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville with the Rev. Jerry Huckleberry officiating.
Visitation will be on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 from 5 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.