GOREVILLE - Danny Joe Avery, 68, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
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Danny was born Sept. 12, 1944, in Johnson County to John and Mildred (Smith) Avery.
He married Debbie Farris on April 24, 2000, she survives of Goreville.
Danny was a mail carrier for many years. He enjoyed golf, hunting, fishing, working on small equipment and loved spending time with his family. Danny was a Mason and a member of the VFW.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Farris; children, Hope Amber Avery of Anna, Christie Johnson of Goreville, Shawn Mitchell and Jamie Williams of Goreville, and Natasha Avery of Herrin; stepson, Daniel Perry; grandchildren, Angel Avery, Dustin Avery, Megan Johnson, Eli Johnson and Levi Mitchell; great-grandchild, Makiya Rodgers; brother, Richard and Hannelore Avery; sisters, Rosalie and John Hand and Carmen Phillips and best friend, Dennis Ames.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jim Avery; and sons, Joe Michael Avery and John Jason Avery.
Services will be at 6 p.m. Friday in Blue Funeral Home in Goreville, with the Rev. Jerry Huckleberry officiating. Masonic rites will be at 6 p.m. provided by Vienna Lodge 150. Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
For more information or sign the guest register, visit www.bluefuneralhome.com.
Published in The Southern Illinoisan on Aug. 22, 2013