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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.
Sorry for your loss!
Our prayers and sympathy to all!
We are so sorry to hear of this. I always liked Carrol...he used to tell great stories when I was a kid.
Karen. So very sorry to hear about your loss,. God bless
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.
Thinking of you all. He was a nice man.
Sorry for your loss.
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...
Thoughts and Prayers!
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...
I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts are with and may He rest in peace
So sorry for your loss. RIP Carrol.
R.I.P. ole buddy
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.
So sorry far your loss Tannille
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.
Sympathy for the loss o Carrol
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!!
Rest in peace my friend. I pray God gives comfort to the family of Carrol.
Always and forever. Thank you for Britt Lee.
My sympathies & prayers to all the Colclasure's for our loss.
Prayers from the Wayward Musicians at Hogg Heaven
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
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.
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.
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.
Sorry to hear of your loss. A good man—he will be missed.