Donald” Kenny” Earnheart, 58, of Mulkeytown, passed away March 4, 2014 at St. Anthony Hospital in St. Louis.
He was born Jan. 17, 1956 in Christopher, the son of William Koonce and Ruby (Furlow) Koonce.
He married the love of his life, Laura (Mezo) Furlow on Nov. 18, 1976 and she survives. Kenny was a very loving and caring husband and father.
Kenny was a truck driver for Southern Illinois Motor Express for the past 14 years.
He is survived by a daughter, Chasity Earnheart and friend Martin Meir, of Mulkeytown. He is also survived by grandchildren Kenneth Charles Menard and Andrew Menard, of Mulkeytown.
Also surviving are brothers and sisters Debbie and Frank Green, of Du Quoin, Kevin Earnheart, of Du Quoin, Sherry and Bill Stroud, of Du Quoin, Billy Koonce, of Du Quoin, Nancy and Virgil Mathis, of Du Quoin, Brent Koonce, Indiana, Lisa and John Hill, of Willisville, Tara and Keith Pyron, of Du Quoin, Gary Earnheart, of Michigan. and Tracy Koonce of Du Quoin. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, granddaughter Kahlie Menard, grandparents and several in-laws.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on March 7, 2014 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher, IL. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. at Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mulkeytown Cemetery, Mulkeytown, IL.
Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
For more information go to gilbertfuneralhomes.com.