Larry Joe Earnhart, 68, of Karnak, formerly of Anna, passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:10 am at the Metropolis Nursing and Rehab Center in Metropolis.
Larry was born June 21, 1945 the son of Otis and Beulah (Miller) Earnhart. Larry was a member of the St. John Luthern Church in Massac County. He served as a Specialist in the U.S. Army. Larry was the Executive Director at M.A.P. Training Center in Mounds and then Karnak for 34 years and served on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities for more than 30 years. Larry also served on the Jonesboro Library Board and on the Pulaski County Development Board in addition to being a Village Trustee and former Mayor of Karnak. Larry had also taught part time at Shawnee Community College in the fields of Geology, Astronomy and Chemistry.
Larry is survived by his wife, Cindy Earnhart and their daughter Lara Earnhart both of Karnak; two sons, Jason (Nikki) Earnhart of Springfield, IL and Nathan (April) Earnhart of Benton, IL; one grandchild, Jackson Earnhart of Benton; one sister, Mary Webb of Manteno and beloved Schnauzers Ruby and Emily.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ottis and Beulah Miller Earnhart; sister, Ruby Williams and brother, Paul Earnhart.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11:00 am, at the St. John Luthern Church in Massac County with Pastor Don Lindner officiating. Interment will follow in the St. John Luthern Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday morning beginning at 10:00 am until the funeral hour of 11:00 am. Pallbearers will be Truman Logeman, Paul Horman, Austin Horman, Josh Alley, Eric Chilman, Bob Putney and Mike Logeman. Honorary Pallbearer will be Rex Neill. Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak is in charge of arrangements.
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