Richard G. Carson, son of the late Lawrence E. Carson and Norma Pippins Carson, was born in Bernie on Sept. 11, 1936, and died at the Cypress Point Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at the age of 69.
He was a resident of Bloomfield and a former resident of St. Charles, Ill., for 20 years. He had worked for the City of Dexter Street Department and attended the Alliance Church of Bernie. He had served in the U.S. Army.
On Nov. 18, 1966, he was married to Eleanor South. She preceded him in death in 1993. On Aug. 9, 1997, he was married to Jolene Hester in Bloomfield.
Surviving are his wife, Jolene Carson of Bloomfield; two daughters, Alice Garness of Evansville, Ind., and Barbara Murdach of Ft. Myers, Fla.; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Peggy Burton of Dandridge, Tenn., and June Patterson of Jefferson City.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Shirlene Williams.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Cleatus Patterson of Bernie officiating.
Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.