BENTON - Brian Alvis Lampley, 46, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at home.
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Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Leffler-Poulson Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Gary West officiating. Burial will be in Masonic-Odd Fellow Cemetery in Benton with military rites performed by Benton American Legion Post 280, Benton VFW Post 2671 and Illinois National Guard from Marion. Visitation will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the funeral home.
Brian was born Sept. 16, 1966, in Benton, the son of Kenneth J. and Carmen (Hayse) Lampley.
He graduated in 1984 from Benton Consolidated High School and later entered the U.S. Army, where he proudly and actively served his country from March of 1986 until March of 1988. He then served in the Army reserves until March 29, 1994.
Brian was employed with Benton Street Department, where he was a street maintenance worker since August of 1998. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 318.
When Brian was younger, he attended East Benton Baptist Church.
Brian enjoyed spending time with his son, Eli, in the outdoors and especially enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He also loved to attend boat shows and car and boat races.
Survivors include his son, Elijah Alvis "Eli" Lampley of Benton; mother, Carmen Lampley of Benton; ex-wife, Cindy Lampley of Benton; siblings, Debbie and husband Carl Williams of Ina, Kerrie and husband Jackie Dean Stewart of Benton, Rick Lampley of Logan, Joanie and husband Stacey Sims of Paducah, Greg Lampley of Christopher, Lillie Loucks of Zeigler and Rusty Lampley of Benton; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth J. Lampley; paternal grandparents, Alvis and Faye Lampley; maternal grandparents, Glen and Lillian Hayse; and nephew, Aaron Loucks.
To sign the memorial guest register, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Southern Illinoisan from Sept. 15 to Sept. 16, 2013