John Edward Pavlak, age 42, of DuQuoin, IL, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 3:12 p.m. in Marshall Browning Hospital Emergency Room, DuQuoin, IL.
John was born on August 17, 1971 in Geneva, IL, the son of Arthur Pavlak and Jacqueline (Tilley) Carter. John was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church, DuQuoin, IL. He worked as a truck driver for many years, was an avid fisherman, enjoyed camping, swimming, boating and being outdoors. Most of all John enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his children.
Survivors include his mother, Jackie Carter of Mulkeytown, IL; wife, Heather Woodcock of DuQuoin, IL; one son, Logan Pavlak of DuQuoin, IL; one daughter, Katie May Pavlak of DuQuoin, IL; one brother, Phillip (Leslie) Carter of Springville, AL; two sisters, Lisa Fleming of Mulkeytown, IL and Jamie Carter of DuQuoin, IL; two nieces, Sydney Fleming and Morgan Carter; two nephews, Jacob and Jared Carter; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Pavlak; stepfather, Charles “Chuck” Carter; and his grandparents.
Funeral services will be held at Pyatt Funeral Home, DuQuoin, IL on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Gaylen Holden officiating. In keeping with John’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded following the funeral service.
Friends may call at Pyatt Funeral Home, DuQuoin, IL on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday at the funeral home from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
Memorial donation can be made to the family of John Pavlak.