CARBONDALE -- Alan Braden Carrier, 53, passed away Monday, May 13, at his residence in De Soto.
Alan was born Sept. 21, 1959, in Carbondale and attended Carbondale Community High School.
He earned a degree in design from Southern Illinois University and went on to a career in carpentry and fine woodworking. Alan later moved to the St. Louis area, where he worked in construction management. Well known in the climbing community, Alan was a pioneer in the development of Southern Illinois rock climbing, using his natural skill and passion to establish many of the region's finest routes.
He is survived by his son, Phillip Carrier of Carbondale; his sisters, Laura Carrier of Arlington, Va., Sarah Carrier of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Claudia Hogan of Issaquah, Wash.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Walker Funeral Home in Carbondale.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Alan may be made to Access Fund, P.O. Box 17010, Boulder, CO 80308.