MOUNT CARMEL – Carl W. “Sonny” Sullivan, 59, of Mount Carmel, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He had recently accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. We are at Peace knowing he is now with the Lord.

He was born April 15, 1959, in Rantoul, the son of Carl F. and Ruth N. (Latimer) Sullivan. He married the love of his life, Lisa Carpenter, on Jan. 6, 1979, at First Baptist Church in Mt. Carmel.

Carl was a Regional Director of Auto Auction Operations of Alliance Inspection Management of California.

He is survived by his mother, Ruth, and sister, Eva Chiovitti, both of Las Vegas, Nevada; wife, Lisa; six children, Michelle (Patrick) Walter of Mount Carmel, James W. (Kristen) Sullivan of Mount Carmel, Robert A. (Megan) Sullivan of Mount Carmel, Karla (Michael) Bizzarri of Springfield, Ohio, Marla (Dylan) Lenart of Hubbard, Ohio, Laura (Brenten) Fortner of Mount Carmel; grandchildren, Christian Johnson, Johnathan Johnson, Ariana Johnson, Allison Walter, Kinley Harris, Beckham Harris, Tayah Berberich, Everett Sullian, Kohen Sullivan, Athena Lenart, Rex Lenart, Ellyana Fortner, Isabella Fortner. He is preceded in death by his father; brother, Leroy Sullivan and granddaughter, Gabrielle Markle.

There will be a Private Family Service.

Donations in memory of Carl can be made to St. Jude Children and Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences may be made online at

Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Sonny’s family.

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