Stacey Lee Carl, 47, of Greenup, IL passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family on October 28th, 2021, after a six-year battle with cancer.
Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Father Jeff Grant, will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Greenup. Burial will follow at the Greenup Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021, at the Toledo Christian Church. Barkley Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
Stacey was born on December 5, 1973, in Mattoon, IL to Harlan and Patty (VanScyoc) Carl. He graduated in what he always said was the best class to come out of Cumberland High School, class of 1992.
Stacey worked at Dave’s Pizza while in high school and later fulfilled a dream of owning his own pizza place with the purchase of Carl’s Pizza in 2015. Stacey also found his dream career when he started working at EVAPCO in February of 1995. He started on the shop floor and worked in many different areas throughout the years before settling into the position of drafter. Stacey couldn’t have asked for a better work family.
Stacey’s greatest love of all was his family. Stacey’s persistence of asking for dates from a girl he met at Subway ended with a lifelong romance. Stacey and Monica were married on July 1st, 2000. He claimed his best achievement in life was his kids, Emily, and Noah. Stacey is also survived by his siblings which include Danielle (David) Paul, Tracie, Crystal, Ashlie, and Scott Carl. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Stacey was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Casey, IL. At the age of 15, he took over playing Santa Claus from his dad. He brought many smiles, as well as a few tears, to the area children over the last thirty years.
Stacey had a strong sense of community and giving back. One of the ways he accomplished this was through coaching. Stacey coached many sports but focused especially on youth wrestling and football. Stacey wasn’t easy on his athletes but the lessons that they learned will be lifelong. Another way that Stacey was able to give back was by being a member of the Greenup Village board for 8 years and by serving as mayor of Greenup for 4 years.
Stacey inspired many different people while undergoing treatment for colon cancer. He was well known in the chemo room and enjoyed lifting spirits of those around him with his mind over matter slogan, even if he had to go as far as throwing fiestas during treatment.
Stacey had a lifelong passion for Chicago sports, especially the Cubs and Bears. He attended many live events, with the best being a World Series game in 2016.
Stacey never knew a stranger and had a soft spot for all kids. If you knew him, you loved him.
Memorials can be made to The Stacey Carl Foundation.
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