Carl “Smokie” Bland, 85, of Sparta, IL, born on April 29, 1935 in Cutler, IL, passed away on October 27, 2020 in the Coulterville Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
Smokie grew up working on a farm and was a useful person to have out in the field. He enjoyed working on vehicles and equipment. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents – Archie and Zelma Bland and his wife – Jean Bland.
It was his wishes to be cremated and no services will take place.
A private burial will be held at Caledonia Cemetery at a later date.
Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, Illinois is in Charge of Arrangements.