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Charles Barnett, Jr.

6/11/1956 - 9/17/2017

PEKIN ~ Charles “Chuck” Barnett, Jr., 61, of Pekin, passed away at 4:46 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017 at UnityPoint Health – Pekin Emergency Room.

He was born June 11, 1956 in Pekin to Charles, Sr. and Lustella J. (Powell) Barnett.  His parents preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Crystal Barnett; one sister, Carolyn Hancock; and one brother, William Barnett.

Surviving are one son, Charlie Barnett of Lewistown; three grandchildren, Blazek Barnett, Amarilyss Barnett, and Adryk Barnett; one sister, Veronica (Paul) Lawson of Pekin; and one brother, Wayne Barnett of Peoria.  He also leaves behind Angel Hockaday of Canton, and her three children, Keigan Hockaday, Kamdyn Timmons, and Keeleigh Timmons.  Chuck considered Angel as a daughter.

He served in the United States Navy from October 20, 1976 to October 10, 1980.

Chuck had worked for CILCO as an electrical technician for 17 years and later for Excalibur Seasoning Company in Pekin for 15 years, last working Friday as a production mixer.

Chuck was an avid pool player.  He will be remembered for his unique sense of humor and his love for his family.

His visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at War Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Pekin, where military rites will be accorded by the United States Navy and Tazewell Area Ceremonial Team.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

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