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Carl E. "C.J." Garris III

Carl E. Garris III "CJ", age 40, of Herrin, Illinois,  passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021 at his home.


Carl was born July 23, 1981 in Carbondale, Illinois, a son of Carl and Pamela R. Garris II.  He graduated Herrin High School 1999.  He attended John A. Logan College with a Associates Degree in Nursing.  He worked as a LPN at Herrin Hospital. He loved the medical field and helping others.  His dream was to return to school and work as a registered nurse or an PA.  CJ enjoyed bowling, fishing, and playing pool with his friends.  CJ was of the Baptist Faith and attended Southern Illinois Worship Center.    


He is survived by his parents Carl E. and Pamela R. (Willis) Garris II.;  one daughter, Skylar B. Milani of Montgomery, AL; one sister, Christal (Lee) Hillard of Blue Springs, MO; an aunt, Charlotte Farley of Herrin, IL, niece Brittany (Jonny) Pedersen of Independence, MO, niece Ashley (Brian)Curd of Lone Jack, MO, nephew Joseph (Stephani) Hillard of San Diego, CA, niece Emily (Tanner) Bury of Pleasant Hill, MO, niece Caitlin Hillard of Blue Springs, MO, niece Lauren Hillard of Blue Springs, MO, 5 Great Nephews, several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Numerous friends, his best buddy Billy Gooden and his furbaby Appollo


Preceded by his Maternal Grandparents Walter and Alma Willis, Paternal Grandparents Carl and Alice Garris 

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin is assisting the family with arrangements.


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Guestbook

Jr & Family, Sincere Condolences to you and your family. Very sorry to hear of C.J.'s passing. Thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

Barry Hubbard Nov 22 2021 8:21 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Pam and Jr. May Gods Love and Love be with you.

Bill Burns Nov 21 2021 1:10 AM

Jr. & Pam You both are in our prayers & in our hearts! God Bless You Both Love & Prayers Sue Moore & Brad Moore

Brad Moore Nov 20 2021 8:57 PM

I was shocked when I seen this. I am so sorry for your loss. Pam and Jr. my prayers & thoughts are with you. ?

Leanne Johnson Nov 20 2021 7:12 PM

We are so sorry for the loss of CJ. He was such a great son, brother and wonderful friend. Our hearts are heavy for the loss of a beautiful soul. The family will be in our prayers during this time.

Michael and Alta Akers Nov 20 2021 6:04 PM

Words will never describe the loss of this beautiful soul! Ill never forget you brother!

Billy Gooden Nov 20 2021 4:55 PM

Carl and Pam, my heart breaks for you both during this time. Skylar, you are in my prayers. Please know that CJ was loved by many. We have many fond memories of BoyScout days and the fun times we had together.

Pamela R Crain Nov 20 2021 11:29 AM

Carl and Pam, my heart breaks for you both during this time. Skylar, you are in my prayers. Please know that CJ was loved by many. We have many fond memories of BoyScout days and the fun times we had together.

Pamela R Crain Nov 20 2021 11:29 AM

Carl and Pam, my heart breaks for you both during this time. Skylar, you are in my prayers. Please know that CJ was loved by many. We have many fond memories of BoyScout days and the fun times we had together.

Pamela R Crain Nov 20 2021 11:29 AM

Carl and Pam, my heart breaks for you both during this time. Skylar, you are in my prayers. Please know that CJ was loved by many. We have many fond memories of BoyScout days and the fun times we had together.

Pamela R Crain Nov 20 2021 11:29 AM

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