May 1, 1952 - September 16, 2021
Gilbert Ray “Spark Plug” Sivia, age 69, of Wolf Lake, passed away at 4:20 AM on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Manor Court of Carbondale. He was born on May 1, 1952 in Anna, Illinois to George and Mary Helen (Hileman) Sivia. Spark Plug worked for over 30 years doing bodywork for Don’s Auto Body in Anna. He previously spent several years working for Ford Groves and the Trail of Tears State Park, both in Cape Girardeau. He loved watching football and sitting outside in his lawn chair. He also enjoyed watching several television shows, including, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Price is Right, and The Kelly Clarkson Show. Spark Plug loved watching NASCAR, and his favorite drivers were Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jr. Survivors include nephews, John Seals of Vienna, Ronnie (Katie) Seals of Dongola and Bobby (Gloria) Sivia of Jonesboro; nieces, Ruth New of Cobden, Emma (Don) Doerr of Florida, Donna (Don) Scheffer of Jonesboro, Teresa (Don) Gay of Brookport, Wanda (Jim) Dunn of Marion, and Dale (Tracy Butler) Cruse of Anna; and many other relatives; his good friend and home care aid, Donna (Caleb) Schrader of Wolf lake, good friends, Rob and Mindy Cash of Anna, David Craig of Cobden, Billy Carter of Jonesboro, Vickie Watson of Wolf Lake and Kim Watson of Wolf Lake; Buddies, Cameron Dodson Watson of Vienna and Jesse Watson of Mill Creek. Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents and 13 siblings. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Crain Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Billy Carter officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until the hour of the service at the funeral home. Cremation will follow. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Mission Chapel Cemetery in Dongola with Rev. Billy Carter officiating. Inurnment will follow. Memorials may be made to American Lung Association and will be accepted at the funeral home and cemetery. Crain Funeral Home, Anna-Jonesboro, Illinois has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Gilbert Ray “Spark Plug” Sivia, age 69, of Wolf Lake, passed away at 4:20 AM on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Manor Court of Carbondale. He was born on May 1, 1952 in Anna, Illinois to George and Mary Helen (Hileman) Sivia. Spark... View Obituary & Service Information
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