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Carl “Ed” Stayton


Carl “Ed” Stayton, 88,  of Carlinville, formerly of Quincy, passed away at his home in Carlinville on Sunday, March 10, 2024.

Ed was born July 5, 1935, in Carlinville, a son of Ted and Lucille (Greenwalt) Stayton.

Ed attended Long Point grade school in Bird Township and graduated from Carlinville High School with the class of 1952.

He married Carol Ann Kemp of Palmyra, on December 18,  1955,  at the Palmyra Christian Church in Palmyra. They would later divorce.

Ed had worked as an Operator in Springfield for Local 965 Operating Engineers.   He later transferred to Quincy, where he joined the Teamsters Union Local 710 in Chicago for UPS and logged over two million accident free miles. He  retired in 1990.

Ed was a member of Carlinville Moose Lodge #1216 and Palmyra First Christian Church.

During retirement Ed spent the winter months residing in Mesa, AZ.  He enjoyed playing golf and traveling to Texas and Florida. He was an avid STL Cardinal fan.

Ed returned to his hometown of Carlinville in 2004.

Ed is survived by his son, Lonnie (Laurie) Stayton of Sun Lakes, AZ;  daughter, Karla (John) Gray of Creedmoor, TX; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Helen V. Stayton; sons, Douglas Stayton  and Reggi Stayton.

Visitation will be held on  Sunday, March 17, 2024,  from 12 to 2 p.m. at Davis Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville.

Graveside Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 17, 2024, at Charity Cemetery, rural Carlinville, followed by burial.

Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Visit to leave condolences or light a candle in his memory.

Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, is in charge of arrangements.