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Joe Herbert

November 27, 1939 ~ May 8, 2022 (age 82)


JOE HERBERT, 82, of West Frankfort passed away Sunday, May 8, 2022 at the Herrin Hospital.

He was born in Benton, IL on November 27, 1939, the son of Joe and Evelyn (McDonald) Herbert.

He married Carolynn (Blessin) on September 16, 1963.

Mr. Herbert was Owner/Operator of Joe’s Auto Salvage & Towing Service since 1969. He was an avid motorcycle event enthusiast, making multiple trips to Sturgis. He raced stock cars in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, and was a big NASCAR fan. He enjoyed going out to various lakes on his houseboat, and was an avid Bass fisherman. He dearly loved his grandbabies.

Mr. Herbert is survived by his:

Wife: Carolynn Herbert of West Frankfort

Daughter: Denise Herbert of West Frankfort

Son: Scott Herbert of West Frankfort

3 Grandchildren: Marissa Stone & husband Timmy of West Frankfort

Matthew Sloan of West Frankfort

Isabelle Cook of West Frankfort

GreatGrandson: Waylon Stone

Sister: Judy Doxsie of Benton

Mr. Herbert was preceded in death by his Parents, by a Sister-Jean Furlow, by a GreatGrandson-Weston, and by former son-in-law-Rodney Sloan.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. SATURDAY, May 14th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be after 11:00 A.M. on Saturday at the funeral home.

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May 14, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
May 14, 2022

1:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Final Resting Place

Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery
12740 Oddfellow Lane
Benton, IL 62812

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