Goreville-Charles “Bud” Nannie, 87, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at his daughters home.
Charles was born on December 14, 1929 in Goreville to Harace and Nancy Ann (Howard) Nannie. He married Wanda Lou Douglas on June 9, 1959. She preceded him in death on March 16, 1986. He later married Robbie Sims on February 19, 1991 at Goreville United Methodist Church. She preceded him in death on October 22, 2013.
Charles was a U.S. Army Vet who served in the Korean War. He was a member of Goreville First Baptist where he was a Sunday school teacher. Charles retired after 42 years from the Union Pacific, beginning C and E I Railroad. He was a loving grandfather and father and enjoyed photography. Charles was a 50 year master mason, lifelong Goreville member. He will be missed by all.
Daughter-Vicki and William Groome of Xenia, IL
Son-Rick and Judy Nannie of Goreville
Jeremy and Lexie Parr of Greenwood, IN
Amy and Cantor Carpenter of Xenia, IL
Lucas and April Nannie of Goreville
Emily Nannie of Goreville
Joshua Carpenter of Xenia
Matthew Carpenter of Xenia
Iris Carpenter of Xenia
Ambria Parr of Greenwood
Noah Groome of Xenia
He was preceded in death by his parents; wives and sister, Ina Mae Lingle.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2pm at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville with Dr. Ron Ferguson and Rev. Jerry Lingle officiating. Burial will follow at Busby Cemetery. Military Rites will be performed by the Vienna VFW Post 5222, with assistance from the Metropolis American Legion and the National Guard. Visitation will also be on Sunday from 12pm until the time of service at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are suggested to Goreville First Baptist Church and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ 1704 N. Court/ Marion, IL 62959. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com.