Dennis Alan Carnes, 63, of Mt. Vernon, died 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at his home in Mt. Vernon.
He was born Thursday, June 15, 1950, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Dennis H. and Rosemary (Carr) Carnes. He married Rhonda L. Davis in Mt. Vernon on March 1, 1969, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 1, 2005.
Dennis worked as an equipment operator in the construction industry and was also the owner and operator of Cartec Auto Body Inc. since 1987. He loved riding motorcycles and spending time with his grandchildren, Blake and Ashton. Dennis was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his son, Chad Carnes and fiancee Carrie Miller of Mt. Vernon; daughter, Libby McPherson and husband Brian of Mt. Vernon; and two grandchildren, Blake and Ashton McPherson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn with the Rev. Gary Davenport officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn.
In honor of Dennis' wishes, no visitation will be held.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Society for the Provention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.