Jack Lamont Carlock


MURPHYSBORO — Jack Lamont Carlock, 80, passed away at 2:19 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro.

Jack was born Aug. 13, 1939, in Harrison, to Thomas Elmer Carlock and Beulah (Akins) Carlock.

He had worked for more than 10 years and was the general manager of the former Porter Brothers in Murphysboro, and then he worked for 23 years as a recreational specialist at Menard Penitentiary before retiring.

He was an outdoors man. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with his family. He played sports in high school and lettered in football and baseball. He was an avid Cardinal fan.

Jack married Carole Glenn on Sept. 15, 1957, in Pate Chapel Church in Murphysboro. She survives, and they had been married 62 years.

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Other survivors include six children, Cathy Carlock of Murphysboro, Debra (Ross) Reiman of Pocahontas, Sherry Carlock of Murphysboro, Janice (Dan) Elbrecht of Columbia, Robert (Lisa) Carlock of Ava, and Karen Johnson of Wayne City; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Pat Crider of Benton.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jack Dean Carlock; one son-in-law, Tracy Johnson; five brothers; three sisters; and his parents.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in Pettett Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Easton officiating and burial in Dillinger Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Lake Murphysboro to install a handicapped access for fishing.

For more information, visit www.pettettfuneralhome.com.

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