Claris Dean Barger, age 86, of Eddyville, passed away at 10:42 AM, Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Franklin County Hospital, Benton, Illinois.
Claris was born on February 19, 1933, in Eddyville, Illinois to the late, Dee and Rena (Manyor) Barger. On April 5, 1953 he married Wanda Tedford, she preceded him in death on July 27, 2015. Claris was a farmer, and he worked at Dixon Springs Ag Center in the Forestry Department as a Forester for over 40 years. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was a caring, honest, hardworking person. He enjoyed camping.
Claris is survived by three sons, Ronald Barger and wife Darla of Eldorado, Illinois; Dennis Barger and wife Julie of Delwood, Illinois, Kevin Barger and wife Jill of Carrier Mills, Illinois; nine grandchildren, Whittney Barger of Eldorado, Illinois; Ronna Enyman and husband Mike of Carmi, Illinois; Sherri Ann Flatt of Delwood, Illinois; Dale Flatt of Delwood, Illinois; Hannah Jo Barger of Delwood, Illinois; Chad Barger of Evansville, Indiana; Jared Barger of Carrier Mills, Illinois; Jacob Barger of Carrier Mills, Illinois; Tyler Barger of Carrier Mills, Illinois; great grandson, Kinzer Harness of Eldorado, Illinois; two sisters, Gayla Barger of Glendale, Illinois; and Golda Williamson and husband Marvin of Glendale, Illinois and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Wanda; Claris was preceded in death by a brother, Vick Barger; sister, Gladys Seets; and brother-in-law John Seets.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Rev. Jerry Wells will officiate and burial will follow in New Home Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted the Army National Guard, Harrisburg and Carrier Mills American Legion and VFW Posts. Visitation will be held from 5 PM to 8 PM, Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Memorial contributions may be made to New Home Cemetery.