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Vernon Franklin Carson

July 21, 1940 December 3, 2018
Vernon Franklin Carson
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Obituary for Vernon Franklin Carson

Gastonia

Vernon Franklin Carson, 78, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018.

The son of the late Vernon Oscar Carson and Edith Carson Lovell grew up in Kings Mountain, NC attending Kings Mountain High School. He attended Clemson University and graduated from Appalachian State University.

Vernon retired from National Textiles after 25 years of service as the Vice President of Yarn Manufacturing. After retirement he cherished spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters, who were the light of his life. You could also find him on the golf course or watching basketball and football games. In addition, he was able to enjoy another passion, which was coaching youth football, acting as a volunteer football coach at Cramerton Middle School for several years during retirement. Coaching youth football was a pastime he thrived in periodically throughout his life, including in Richmond County, NC and at Union Road Optimist.

Vernon is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jo-Carole Sigmon Carson; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Karen Carson of Mooresville, NC; daughter, Jodie Carson Becknell of Belmont, NC; granddaughters, Kathryn and Meredith Carson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Lawrence Lovell.

A service to celebrate Vernon’s life will be held at 11:30am, Saturday, December 8, 2018, in the chapel of McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia with Pastor Kitty Tompkins and Pastor Jason Dampier officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service starting at 10am. Inurnment will be private for the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Vernon’s memory are requested to Gaston Hospice, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054 or charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to the Carson family online at www.mcleanfuneral.com.

McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Carson family.


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Previous Events

Receiving of Friends

Saturday

8

Dec

10:00 AM 12/8/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 12/8/2018 11:30:00 AM
McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia

700 S. New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC 28054

prior to service

McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia
700 S. New Hope Road Gastonia 28054 NC
United States

Celebration of Life Service

Saturday

8

Dec

11:30 AM 12/8/2018 11:30:00 AM
Founders Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors

700 S. New Hope Rd.
Gastonia, NC 28054

prior to service

Founders Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors
700 S. New Hope Rd. Gastonia 28054 NC
United States

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Private Final Resting Place

Gastonia, NC

Gastonia NC
United States
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