Wayne E. “Wayne-O” and Gloria D. Carson

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Wayne E. “Wayne-O” Carson, Sr., age 77 of Saint Jacob, IL, died Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Legacy Place in Highland, IL.

Gloria D. Carson, age 76 of Saint Jacob, IL, died Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Legacy Place in Highland, IL.

Wayne was born on Sunday, May 5, 1940, in Highland, IL, the son of Leroy T. and Charlotte A. (nee Witchie) Carson.

Gloria was born on Tuesday, January 7, 1941, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Harold and Hilda (nee Naab) Jackson.

On Saturday, April 4, 1959, they were married at Highland, IL.

He was a member of Saint Jacob United Church of Christ, St. Jacob Volunteer Fire Department, former member of United Auto Workers (UAW), and Reserve Deputy for Madison County Sheriff’s Department.

She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary to St. Jacob Volunteer Fire Department.

Wayne was born in Highland and grew up in St. Jacob, IL. Briefly his family had lived in Georgia. After marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Carson lived in Highland until their first child was born and they moved to St. Jacob, IL. Wayne had worked at several different automotive garages in Collinsville before opening Carson’s Auto Repair and Gas Station. While operating Carson’s Auto Repair he also worked nights at Wentzville, MO for General Motors. He later worked at Bergman Taylor Seed Company in St. Jacob from 1977-1996. From the late 1990’s until 2004 he worked at Madison Service Company. Wayne was an avid stock car racing fan, he ran with “Tom Cat” Carson, #30, for years. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Gloria was born at Highland, IL and attended Highland High School. After marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Carson lived in Highland until their first child was born and they moved to St. Jacob, IL. In the 1980’s, until it’s closing, Gloria worked as a seamstress at Marine Garment Factory. She was “Tom Cat” Carson’s biggest fan. She, also, enjoyed her time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include:
Son – Ret. Capt. Wayne E. “Jake” (Diane) Carson Jr., USMC, Saint Jacob, IL
Son – Thomas L. (Tina) Carson, Saint Jacob, IL
Daughter – Tonya M. (fiance Cody L. Hillyard) Bauer, Saint Jacob, IL
Grandchild – Wade M. Carson, Troy, IL
Grandchild – Ashlee N. (Randy) Capelle, Saint Jacob, IL
Grandchild – Jordan W. (Kendal) Bauer, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Tanner L. Carson, Saint Jacob, IL
Grandchild – Lance Corp. Joshua A. (fiancee Alicia Mitchell) Bauer, USMC, Beaufort, SC
Great Grandchild – Skylar Jene’ Bauer, Highland, IL
Gloria’s Brother – James H. (Carolyn) Jackson, Highland, IL
Gloria’s Brother-in-law – Robert Loomis, Eldorado, IL

Preceded in death by:
Wayne’s Father – Leroy T. Carson – Died 11/13/1944
Wayne’s Mother – Charlotte A. Carson, nee Witschie – Died 10/17/2004
Gloria’s Father – Harold M. Jackson – Died 02/06/1976
Gloria’s Mother – Hilda M. M. Jackson, nee Naab – Died 01/10/2005
Son-in-law – Scott Allen Bauer – Died 1/02/2006
Grandchild – Jene’ D. Bauer – Died 7/28/1990 as an infant
Wayne’s Brother – Dwaine M. Carson Died as an infant
Gloria’s Sister – Shirley M. Loomis – Died 10/20/2009

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Friday, June 16, 2017, at Saint Jacob United Church of Christ in Saint Jacob, IL.

Memorial service will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 16, 2017, at Saint Jacob United Church of Christ in Saint Jacob, IL, with Rev. Gary Kniepkamp, Pastor, officiating.

Interment will be at Keystone Cemetery in Saint Jacob, IL.

Memorial contributions for Gloria may be made to Keystone Cemetery and Highland Animal Shelter.

Memorial contributions for Wayne may be made to St. Jacob United Church of Christ and Heartland Hospice.