October 20, 1943 - September 10, 2017
John E. Sargent, age 73, of West Frankfort, IL, passed away peacefully at 9:21 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2017, in Herrin Hospital of Herrin, IL. He was born Sunday, October 20, 1943, in Carbondale, IL, the son of Thomas Scott and Ruby (Epperheimer) Sargent. John attended school in Carbondale and was a graduate of Carbondale High School. He answered the call of this nation by serving in the United States Army, and after his period of faithful service, was honorably discharged. John was first united in marriage to Kathleen Harper, and this union was blessed with four children, Sandy Lynn, William, David and Kathy Jo. He later was united in marriage to Barbara Ann Sharp on Monday, November 7, 1983, near Thompsonville, IL, and together they shared nearly thirty four years of marriage until her death on July 21, 2017. Most of his working career was as an auto body repairman working for Vogler Ford of Carbondale for many years. He was of the Baptist faith. John was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, and in his spare time he enjoyed fishing. He also was a Ford supporter and would always say, “The only type of truck he would ever have was a Ford.” His family was a very important part of his life and was always interested in all of their many activities. He would always enjoy the many times they would gather together and the many memories that have been created will now be cherished by those he leaves behind. He is survived by six children; Sandy Lynn Sargent of Carterville, IL, David Sargent and his wife April, Kathy Jo Ulmer and her husband Germane all of Herrin, IL, Ed R. McReynolds and his wife Teddie of East Alton, IL, Mary Ann Gosney, and John L. McReynolds and his wife Michelle all of West Frankfort; grandchildren, Jonathan Sargent of West Frankfort, Dakota Sargent, Brooklyn Sargent, Kelsey Garro and Kyle Spencer all of Herrin and Scottie White of Carterville, Nathan Ray McReynolds of West Frankfort, Tyler McReynolds and his significant other Michelle Wofford of Granite City, IL, Brandon McReynolds of West Frankfort, Abbey McReynolds of East Alton, IL, Quentin Sullivan and his companion Kelsey Sheedy, Stephanie Gosney, Josh McReynolds, and Ashley McReynolds and her fiancé Ricky Stubblefield all of West Frankfort, and Cherrilyn Sorge of Marlboro, NY; great grandsons, Michael Garro of Hurst, IL, Hunter McReynolds of Granite City, IL Julian Scott Thomas McReynolds of Marlboro, NY, Prophett Joseph Sorge of Clearwater, FL and Kyler William Thomas Whitacre of Tampa, FL; great granddaughter, Layla Sullivan of West Frankfort, brother, James Sargent of Gorham, IL; sister, Wanda Hawk of Tuscola, IL, other extended family, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Barbara, and two sons, William Sargent on December 27, 2002 and William Franklin “Bill” McReynolds on April 12, 2016. Arrangements for John E. Sargent were entrusted to Stone Funeral Home, 1201 East Poplar St., West Frankfort, IL. The time of visitation was from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at the funeral home. Following the time of visitation the funeral service was at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mike Cash presiding. Special recorded musical selections presented during the service were “Amazing Grace” by Alan Jackson, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” by Randy Travis, and “Go Rest High on That Mountain” by Vince Gill. During the service John’s son, David, made comments of memory about his father. Interment followed in East Fork Cemetery located east of West Frankfort, IL. Those serving as pallbearers were Ed McReynolds, Germane Ulmer, John Sanders, Nathan McReynolds, Kyle Spencer, and Josh McReynolds At the graveside committal service, John’s granddaughter, Brooklyn, made comments about her grandfather. For those who preferred, memorial contributions were made to “Stone Funeral Home” to help with final expenses and mailed in care of Stone Funeral Home, 1201 East Poplar St., West Frankfort, IL 62896. Memorial envelopes were available at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence please visit our website at www.stonefh.com or for additional information call the funeral home at 618-932-2161.
John E. Sargent, age 73, of West Frankfort, IL, passed away peacefully at 9:21 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2017, in Herrin Hospital of Herrin, IL. He was born Sunday, October 20, 1943, in Carbondale, IL, the son of Thomas Scott and Ruby (Epperheimer)... View Obituary & Service Information
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