Gene Anthony Cramer ~ Cobden April 10, 2018

Gene Anthony Cramer, 72, formerly of Sandoval, Illinois, died peacefully Tuesday April 10, 2018. Gene was born June 8, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Andrew and Jennie (Saiz) Cramer.

Gene worked at his Father’s Service Station and the J R Centre in Anna. Gene was an avid St. Louis Cardinal and Elvis Fan. He loved music, dancing, singing and playing his guitar. He was a history buff and loved Classic Cars.

Gene is survived by his sister Eileen (Cramer) Troutt-Ervin and husband Bob Perry; nephew Andrew Troutt; niece Marleen (Troutt) Shepherd; great nephew Isaiah Shepherd; step nieces; Kathi (Ervin) Odum; Julie (Ervin) Yates; step nephews; Steve and David Ervin; cousins Frank and Alice Keller; and many other cousins and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother in laws Marvin Troutt and Osbin Ervin; aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be held Monday April 16, 2018 at 1 p.m. with funeral at 2 p.m. at First Christian Church of Carbondale. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Sparrow Coalition 306 West Monroe Street Carbondale, Illinois 62901 or Chamness Care Memorial Fund P. O. Box I Jonesboro, Illinois 62952.Chamness Care took such wonderful care of Gene for over 22 years. . Gene loved people and was always Kind.

Huffman Harker Walker Funeral of Carbondale entrusted with arrangements.

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