Carlos Eugene Avery October 31, 1948 - February 21, 2015

    Carlos Eugene Avery, 66, of Waterman died Saturday, Feb. 21, at Kishwaukee Hospital in Dekalb.
    He was born Oct. 31, 1948 in Beardstown, the son of Carl Francis and Norma Lee Mayes Avery. He married Rebecca Deming on June 14, 1994 in Beardstown.
    Surviving is his wife Rebecca “Becky” Avery of Waterman; his mother, Norma Lee Avery of Beardstown; his children, Don C. E. Avery, William L. F. (wife, Julie) Avery, Heidi (husband, Bobby Joe) Brown, all of Beardstown, and Tim (wife, Nicky) Bennett of Okla.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Clifford Meyer; and two sisters, Sharon Aney and Diane Meyer.
    He was preceded in death by his father, daughter Angie Bennett, and numerous brothers and sisters.
    Carlos graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of 1967 and later served in the United States Army as a Tank Specialist. Carlos was currently working at Caterpillar in Montgomery as a welder and had been there for over 20 years. He enjoyed Harley Davidson’s and could be seen fishing on his boat. Most important to Carlos was his family, especially his grandchildren, and he was happiest when he was with them or if he could make them his famous breaded tenderloin.
    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown with Brian Days officiating. Burial was in Beardstown City Cemetery.
    Memorials have been suggested to the family of Carlos Avery.
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