DE SOTO — Russell “Russ” Tarter, 58, passed away Sept. 6, 2015, at his residence.
Russ was born in Bloomington, to Walter and Thelma (Parr) Tarter.
He was a devoted brother, son and friend. His kindness, patience, generosity and honesty touched everyone he met. He was one of those remarkable people who could smile and joke through all circumstances. Russ enjoyed gardening, bowling and watching auto racing.
The family would like to thank all for their wonderful care during our loved ones illness.
He is survived by his mother, Thelma Tarter of Urbana; siblings, Marsha Pawlina, of Oldsmar, Florida, Marvin “Marty” (Connie) Tarter of Farmer City, Susan (Ed) Tess of Seminole, Florida, and Scott Parr of Lutz, Florida, Steve (Liz) Parr of Ankeny, Iowa, Al (Dia) Parr of Carbondale, and Bob (Linda) Parr of Champaign.
Russ Tarter is preceded in death by his father, Walter Tarter; and sister, Sharon Hughes.
There will be private memorial services for Russ Tarter.
Memorials may be made to The Woman’s Center Inc., 610 S. Thompson St., Carbondale, IL 62901.
Walker Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.