Obituary for: Robert Ellsworth Carson
Patriarch Robert "Bob" Ellsworth Carson age 87, of Alva passed away at 5:10 a.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012 in Hope Healthcare Services of Lehigh Acres, Florida.
Bob was born on August 1, 1925 in Riverside, California to the late Mr. Cleo Carl and Mrs. Leah Belle Peterson Carson. He married Debra Carson, she survives. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was also the Executive Director of the Tri-County Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association and editor of the newsletter entitled Happiest Travelers. He has been a resident of Alva since 1981. He proudly served his country in the United States Army in Central Europe (he was also in the unit the liberated Buchenwald Concentration Camp) as a Staff Sergeant from January 1944 to October 1946; receiving the America Campaign Medal, European African Middle East Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal.
Bob is survived by his wife; Debra, sons; G. Daniel Carson and William Carson, daughters; Colette Carson Royston, Nicole Carson DeGomez and Michelle Carson Dammer and Scott, fifteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and one sister; Carla Lordan.
Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2012 in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 315 Richmond Avenue North, Lehigh Acres, Florida. Interment with military rites by the United States Army will follow at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 26, 2012 in Sarasota National Cemetery located at 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, Florida.
You can view the online obituary and send condolences to the family of Bob at www.akin-davis.com
These arrangements have been entrusted to Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Fort Myers.
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