MATTOON — Carl Wayne Brawner, age 60 of Mattoon, passed away at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday December 29, 2012 at Carle Hospital in Urbana, IL.

Funeral services will be held Thursday January 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Hayes officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday January 2, 2012 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be held in Zion Hill Cemetery, Mattoon, IL.

Carl was born the son of Donavon Fancher and Mary Ellen Brawner Tyler on June 12, 1952 in Augusta, GA. He is survived by his loving daughter Rachel Creed of Mattoon, IL and her mother Trudy Creed of Mattoon, IL. He is also survived by his brother Larry Brawner of Charleston, IL, Sister Carol Poffinbarger and her husband Leonard of Mattoon, IL. He is survived by one grandson, Jayden Tipton of Mattoon, IL, numerous nieces and nephews and special friends John Bruner and David Barnes. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Donald Brawner Jr, one sister Dona Colbert and nephew Chris Neff.

Carl retired from General Electric after over thirty years of service. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, living in the country and playing cards. He was also an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and the Oakland Raiders. He also loved music and collecting knives and swords. Above all else he cherished spending time with his daughter and grandson who meant the world to him. He will be dearly missed and never forgotten by all who knew him, especially by the name sweet CB.

Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

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I was one of Carl's best friends since grade school. I will miss him terribly but remember fondly all of the fun we had together. I moved west about 20 years ago so its been a long time since I've seen Carl but I always wondered how he was doing. It was quite a shock to find he has passed. I'm sure I will see you later Carl. Dave Robertson

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