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Carrol Colclasure

veteranJan 30th, 1941 - May 31st, 2019

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora

Visitation: 12 noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home

Interment: Kneff Cemetery, Flora


   Carrol Lee Colclasure, age 78, formerly of Clay City, Illinois, passed away Friday morning, May 31, 2019, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

   He was born January 30, 1941, in Flora, the son of Ivan H. and Vera Leona (McCommons) Colclasure.

   Carrol was a barber throughout his life, and worked in Florida before later operating Pirate’s Den in Flora.  He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.  Music was his real lifelong love, and he was a bassist with a number of groups including “Easy Country” and “Calico Country,” and he often collaborated with other area musicians at the Bible Grove Opry.

   He is survived by a daughter: Tannille Weller of Centralia; 3 granddaughters: Rhana Weller, Inanna Weller, and India Weller; a soon-to-arrive great-grandson; and a sister: Karen (Roy) Young of Flora.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sons: Greg Colclasure and Britt Colclasure; and a brother: Ivan “Bruce” Colclasure.

   A funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Kneff Cemetery, Flora, where military funeral honors will be presented.  Visitation will be 12 noon until the time of service at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to any charity of the donor’s choice and will be accepted through the funeral home.  


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Bill and Robin Atwood

May 31st

Sorry for your loss!

Terry Igert

May 31st

Our prayers and sympathy to all!

Schiela Yates

May 31st

SoVery Sorry

Phil and Ericka (Lamb) Spicer

June 1st

We are so sorry to hear of this. I always liked Carrol...he used to tell great stories when I was a kid.


May 31st

Karen. So very sorry to hear about your loss,. God bless

Gina Martin.

May 31st

Prayers and much sympathy Tannille. Spent a lot of time making music over the years with him. Those old time musicians are hard to beat.

Sheri Colclasure

June 2nd

Thinking of you all. He was a nice man.

Patty Creamer

June 2nd

Sorry for your loss.

MaryKay Branch

June 4th

Well my friend , I am sad to see you go...But you are no longer in pain, or confused... I will cherish all the memories and think of you with a smile on my lips and fondness in my heart. Till we meet again, Rest in Peace my friend...

Walter J. Chaney Jr.

June 1st

Thoughts and Prayers!

Tawanna White

June 1st

So sorry for the loss of Carrol...he will be missed by so many !!! my thoughts and prayers are with the family and all of his friends...

Lesa Hale

June 1st

I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts are with and may He rest in peace

Pauline Hopkins Frost

June 1st

So sorry for your loss. RIP Carrol.

Jackie sharp

June 1st

R.I.P. ole buddy

marsha white

June 1st

i will miss you my long time friend,,we had a lot of well remembered great times,, you rest now, the whole band is there with you.


June 1st

So sorry far your loss Tannille

Donna Kessler

June 1st

Loved the good ole days playing music with him. I sold him some of the equipment for his barbershop. He also fixed a fiddle for me. Such a good ole guy.

Rick Glenda Gill

June 1st

Sympathy for the loss o Carrol

Cheryl Brank

June 1st

I am so sorry to hear about this. Being part of the band, he was like family. I spent a lot of time talking to him. He will be missed. Sorry for your loss!!

Terry G. Smith

June 1st

Rest in peace my friend. I pray God gives comfort to the family of Carrol.


June 1st

Always and forever. Thank you for Britt Lee.

Brenda (Colclasure) Hawes

June 1st

My sympathies & prayers to all the Colclasure's for our loss.

Allan Kidd

June 4th

Prayers from the Wayward Musicians at Hogg Heaven

Brad Harris

June 4th

Carrol used to cut my hair when he was in the shop in Clay City. I loved to get my hair cut there partly because he did a great job, but also because he was a great Story Telly and musician. Sometimes, when he wasn’t busy he would sit down and play and sing a couple of songs for me. My prayer go out for the family Brad Harris

Megan Moore

June 4th

I'm so sorry for your loss. Carrol was a good guy. I love you. I know your up there playing the guitar with Grandpa Ross. You will be missed.

Cathy Markman

June 4th

Carroll was such a talented musician! He was a true gentleman and I enjoyed playing music with him at Hogg Heaven BBQ in Mt.Carmel. About 2 years ago, one of our group said that he heard that Carroll had died. We were all sad. He showed up a couple of months later, and it was wonderful! Best night there ever. Carroll got a kick out of the mix-up. He will be missed.

Louise Lybarger

June 6th

Carrol is one of the main characters in my memories of living in Flora during the 80's. We spent so many times doing music jams at his house, and hearing him play in various places around the area. Carrol and his big old standup bass. He could tell a good story and always seemed to be in good spirits. He will be missed, but now he can join his boys.

Dave welty

June 11th

Sorry to hear of your loss. A good man—he will be missed.

Carrie Watson (Mix)

June 19th

Sorry to hear of your loss. I rode the bus with him & his sister. I never knew what had become of him but sounds like he was a good guy!

Sandy McGaha

June 19th

You were a fine man. Wish I could of Heard your sorry To hear That you went home.



Mike Patridge and Jean Guerrettaz
Artdean,Angelia Warren&family
Bill and Robin Atwood
Bill & Kay Kitley
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
Billye young
James and Mary West
Walterene and sons
Jane B. Gilliland
Phil and Ericka Spicer
Melinda Bruce
Norman Phillips
Don and Mary Smith
Lynn & Judy Van Dyke
Walter J. Chaney Jr.
John and Judy Gahan
Tawanna White
Lesa Hale
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Debbie King Casell
Jerry "Butch" Erwin
Mary Reynolds
David & Judy Bryden
Donna Kessler
Don, Jane and Darren Delaney
Sheri Colclasure
Brenda (Colclasure) Hawes
Jeanie Marie Hall
Fred L. Ayers & Family
Damien,Nicki,Trevin and Molly Worrell
Mike Rinehart
MaryKay Branch
Sheila, Dale and Lori Kincaid
Vfw post 3999
Norman Kitley
Aaron & Krista Borders
Donna Phillips, Jason (Colclasure) Vairo and Kaylee
Megan Moore
Steven Staley
Lorena Gill
Darian Cazadd
Dave welty


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