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Celebrating the life of

Lawrence A. Carson

Passed away on February 03, 2024

Lawrence A. Carson

Lawrence Albert Carson, 77, passed away surrounded by his family, Saturday, February 3, 2024. He was born June 17, 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Leo and Helen Setina Carson. He worked for Norfolk Southern Railroad for 38 years as a car inspector. Larry was a proud U.S. Army Veteran, while stationed in Germany as a helicopter mechanic he volunteered to go to Vietnam. He served there in 1966-1967 as a helicopter mechanic and a door gunner. He was a member of the local Savannah VVA Chapter 671, as well as the American Legion Post 135, where he was recognized as their veteran of the year for 1992. He was a lifetime member of the VFW.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Loretta McKinney Carson and their children, son, Larry Carson, Jr. (Chrissy), daughter, Wendy Dekanek (Chris), son, Brian Carson, granddaughters, Addison Dekanek, Emily Dekanek, Violet Carson and Alayna Carson.

He is also survived by his daughter Becky Shearouse (Jay), granddaughter, Samantha Moore, and 2 great-grandsons, half-sisters, Elaine Rospert (Mark), Mary Carson, cousin, Rick Satina, and several nieces in nephew.

Larry was happiest when on the water, boating and fishing with his sons. He also enjoyed going to the target range. Larry participated in shooting competitions and earned several marksmanship awards. He spent many hours in his shop working on his favorite hobby.

Larry was a caring, generous, decent man who took great pride in being able to take care of his family. He worked hard to make sure they always had everything they needed and many things they did not.

He was greatly loved by his wife and children and will forever be missed.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 8, 2024, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., with the funeral service to follow at 6:00p.m. at Fox and Weeks, Islands Chapel.

A private burial with military honors will be held on Friday at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Glenville, GA.

 

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- Paige Milan, Savannah, Georgia

A candle has been lit!

- Cristie and Clay Boykin, Savannah, GA

Peace and love to the Carson family during this difficult time. One of my best friends, to this day, Larry Carson, introduced me to his Dad close to 30 years ago. The thing I will remember most about Mr Carson is that he had my respect when I shook his hand for the first time and I feel pretty lucky to have been invited on his boat to fish along side him and his son Larry. From my family to the Carsons, condolences. Much love, -Damon

- Damon Johnson, Enterprise , AL

To a wonderful man and veteran, and a one of kind human being. ♥️ RIP

- Michael Cope, Pooler, Georgia

Larry you will be missed. Your wife, Loretta, loved you with all her heart. As her pastor there were times when like most congregates and their pastor we shared conversations that helps a pastor get closer to and better know their flock. As I remember most times we naturally talked about her favorite subject (next to her trips with her grandchildren of course) you guys. Every time we talked, it was always very clear her love for you was as true as love can possibly be. We thank the Lord for the good memories.

- Douglas B Cone (Rev), Rincon, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200

  • A private burial will be held