Mr. Billy Gene Carson, 77, of Benton, died at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2011, at his home. He was a member of South Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, a U.S. Army veteran and retired from General Tire and Rubber Co. with 33 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis J. (Maupin) Carson; two sons, Ricky Gene Carson (Denay) of Puryear, Tenn., and Donald Carson of Hazel; two sisters, Mary Buchanan of Farmington, and Shirley Heath (Donnie) of Draffenville; two brothers; James Carson of Murray, and Edwin Carson of Lansing, Mich.; six grandchildren, Tyler Carson, Matthew Carson, Lauren Carson (Fiancé, Brian Couch), Skyler Carson, Jennifer Gross and Tommy Starks (Christy), and three great-grandchildren, Kaylee Starks, Shawn Starks and Ryan Starks.
Mr. Carson was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Carson; and one brother, Donald Carson. He was born May 29, 1934 in Kirksey, and his parents were Robert and Meadow (Wilson) Carson.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2011, at Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Murray Memorial Gardens with military honors. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. tonight, Saturday at Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Troy Filbeck, Mike Moryal, Tommy Buchanan, Tommy Starks, Barry Travis and Kerry McClure. Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren.
Online condolences may be left at www.yorkfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are handled by Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home.
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