BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Carl A. Fontelroy, 60, of Belleville, Ill., formerly of Parsons, died at 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in Belleville.
He was born July 9, 1951, in Parsons to Walter Sr. and Claretha (Ponds) Fontelroy. As a young boy, he grew up and attended school in Parsons and was a 1968 graduate of Parsons High School. Following graduation, he served 23 years in the Navy. While in the Navy, he was stationed at the San Diego Naval Base in San Diego, Long Beach, Calif., and Honolulu, Hawaii. Upon his return to the mainland, he was stationed in South Carolina and Long Island, N.Y. While in the Navy, he received a degree in human resources and was also a certified public accountant. Upon his honorable discharge, his rank was master chief petty officer first class.
At an early age, he accepted Christ and was ordained by Elder Virgil Watson and assisted at his father’s church in Galena. He was currently pastoring at the Psalms of Bethel Church of God in Christ in Belleville, Ill.
He married Dorothy Adams of San Pedro, Calif. To this union were born two children, Daryl and Le`Tisha. They were later divorced. He married Doris Redmond of Hot Springs, Ark. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his mother, Claretha Fontelroy of Parsons; a son, Daryl Fontelroy of Phoenix; a daughter, Le’Tisha Fontelroy of Parsons; three grandchildren, Audric, Danielle and Tyrell; six brothers, Ronald Fontelroy of Houston, Dennis Fontelroy and his wife, Tiehta, of Wichita, Albert Fontelroy and his wife, Jai, of San Diego, Thara Fontelroy of Parsons, Mark Fontelroy and his wife, Carol, of Gulfport, Miss., and David Fontelroy of Virginia Beach, Va.; five sisters, Retha Davis and her husband, Gary, of Pomona, Calif., Michelle Fonteloy, Evangeline Fontelroy, Beatrice Fontelroy, all of Parsons, and Christine Fontelroy of Wichita; numerous nieces and nephews; and extended the families of Schibis and Johnsons.
He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Fontelroy Sr.; and three brothers, Walter Fontelroy Jr., Phares A. Fontelroy and Michael Fontelroy.
A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Watson Memorial Church of God in Christ in Parsons.
Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.