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Johnson Hughes Funeral Home
Wednesday January 12th, 2022

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Johnson Hughes Funeral Home
Wednesday January 12th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Charlie Garavaglia

Charles Domenick "Charlie" Garavaglia, age 69, of Herrin, Illinois, passed away peacefully at 5:52pm on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Herrin Hospital, with his loving family at his side.

Charlie was born November 30, 1952 in Herrin, a son of Jim Ross and Lois Mae "Missy" (Gentry) Garavaglia. He married the love of his life, Linda M. Smith on October 16, 1972. Together, they have shared more than 49 years of marriage.

Charlie had worked for the City of Herrin, retiring after 27 years of dedication and service. He took great pride in his bottle and antique collection and loved to go to bottle shows every chance he got. In his younger days, Charlie was an avid hunter. He enjoyed his time fishing with his buddies at the Blue Herron Yacht Club. He also had a love for ice-fishing.

Charles was of the Baptist faith and knew his Lord Jesus.

He is survived by his spouse Linda Garavaglia of Herrin, IL; one son, Chuck and Dana Garavaglia; step-son, Roy Smith, step-daughter Sheila and Ryan Ramsey; six grandchildren, Heath Garavaglia, Kaleb Pierce, Danielle Pierce, Alec and Jayla Smith, Bethanie Smith, and Dalton Kennerly; great granddaughter Kennlyn Smith, and great grandson Remington Smith; sister, Lou Ann and Gary Hamby; and brother, Tracy and Jennifer Garavaglia. He also leaves behind his three best friends, his boston dogs- Luigi, Dom, and Boston and many special friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jim Joe Garavaglia.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Johnson Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Don Colson officiating. Burial will follow at Herrin City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Residential Hospice or the Energy First Baptist Church.

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Charlie Dominick,What a sweetheart.Your sweet smile will be missed by all. Hadn't seen you in years.Our condolences to Linda and lil Charlie.

Gail and Brad Adelsberger-Evans Jan 16 2022 7:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charlie Garavaglia

Kathy Shoemake Jan 12 2022 8:16 PM

So sorry for you loss. 💔

Virginia Moss. Jan 12 2022 11:39 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charlie Garavaglia

Virginia Moss Jan 12 2022 11:38 AM

So sorry to learn of this loss. Rest in peace Charlie. You will be missed!!!

Tom Somers Jan 11 2022 10:54 AM

Charlie was a good kind person to everyone he met.

Woodrow Lyell jr Jan 11 2022 9:49 AM

I worked with Charlie at Baccus Roofing and we went to Highschool together. He was always smiling and always had his sleeves rolled up! I left the area in 1977 and lost touch till this announcement. Seeing him in the video was like going back in time! What a hardworking happy guy!!! God bless and be with his family!!!! See you later Charlie!

Bob Eaton Jan 10 2022 11:44 PM

Charlie, Rest In Peace my friend. You will be missed. My God take you under his care and may you walk with the angels in heaven. Until we meet again my friend.

Steve Ruggeri Jan 10 2022 11:02 AM

Rip char you were good man. Ashlie

Ashlie Eaton Jan 10 2022 10:21 AM

He was a great guy bye char as we all called ya lol rip. You be missed. Ashlie sorry couldn't make it

Ashlie Eaton Jan 10 2022 10:20 AM

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