Carlton Daniel Wensil

February 26, 1930February 12, 2020

Carlton (Carl) Daniel Wensil earned his wings February 12, 2020. Just shy of his 90th birthday, he was born on February 26, 1930 to the late Cletus Dennis Wensil and Velma Bost Wensil in Charlotte, NC and raised in Concord NC.

He is preceded in death by his daughter Jenny O'Daniel of Charlotte, NC and sisters Pansy Trivette and Roselyn McCall of Concord, NC.

Carl is survived by his wife, Shirley Rockman Wensil; children Becky Wensil Woods (James), Cindy Wensil Hooks (Randy), Fred O'Daniel (son in law), BeLinda Rockman Wilson (Greg), Bob Rockman (Nancy); brother Aubrey Wensil of Cooleemee, NC; ten grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.

Carl or also known as C.D. served our country proudly as an Army Staff Sergeant from 1947-1951. Later he became an American Legend Commander for Post 262 and stayed very active for many years. He worked on the railroads as a young man. Carl was a boomer lineman and later in his career went into the telephone interconnect business, Wen-Tel, for more than twenty years before retiring.

Carl was a loving husband, father and stepfather and his family was important to him. He loved God and taught Sunday school during his younger years. Some of his many talents included building model railroads and train depots. As a master at woodworking and carving, he created many beautiful pieces.

A funeral visitation is scheduled to begin at 1:00pm followed by a funeral service to celebrate his life at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at McEwen Funeral Service located at 5716 Monroe Road in Charlotte. Interment will follow at Sharon Memorial Park with Military honors.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society ( or the American Heart Association (


  • Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Committal Service with Military Honors Saturday, February 15, 2020


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February 15, 2020

I remember the talks we had when I stopped by your office.


February 14, 2020

I will always remember Uncle Carl standing tall in his army uniform, even though I was only 6 by the end of his military service. In fact, I was at Uncle Carl and Aunt Elva's wedding, and my family used to very often visit Uncle Carl and family in Tacoma. I was very sad when the family moved back to Uncle Carl's roots in North Carolina, taking my playmate cousins away!
At family gatherings, Uncle Carl always squatted down to be at eye level with the youngest members, and really conversed with them. My only visit to Charlotte was in the mid 1980's. After my visit, he drove me to the airport and since I was flying stand-by, he stayed with me to make sure I got on the flight, and then stayed longer until I boarded. I have no doubt that he remained in the airport until the plane took off. Now, Uncle Carl, it's your turn to soar. Happy landing into the arms of loved ones awaiting you there. Until we meet again, your loving niece, Janet Botnen