Garland L. Carnes Jr.

August 19, 1920August 6, 2014

Garland Lamar Carnes, beloved son, brother and friend of many, passed from this life into Heaven on August 6, 2014. He died peacefully in his sleep at Walnut Place Nursing Home. Lamar was born August 19, 1920, in Beaumont, Texas, where he attended public schools, also Schreiner Institute in Kerrville, Texas, graduating from high school in Beaumont. He went on to Cornell University after high school, and then served in the Air Force in England during World War II, staying in the Air Force Reserves and retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. After the war, he attended Southern Methodist Law School, earning a Jurist Doctorate. After passing the bar in 1948, he practiced oil and gas law and was General Counsel for the Bud Adams’ Ada Oil Company, in Houston, later moving to Dallas where he Practiced law until his retirement. Lamar loved to travel and traveled to many countries during his lifetime. He was known as a caring, engaged and resourceful advocate for many a client evidenced by the prestigious ranking awarded to him by Martindale Hubbard of which he remained so proud throughout his life. He was admitted to practice cases before the Federal Court, US Supreme Court and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Those who knew him, both professionally and personally were indeed blessed. Lamar was preceded in death by his parents, Garland Lamar Carnes, Sr., and Hattie Butler Carnes; sister Marialis Carnes Lang. Survivors include longtime faithful friend and companion, Frances Mosier, whose affection for him was ever present, as well as many other friends and associates. Friends will gather from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, August 8, 2014 at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W. Northwest Highway in Dallas. Lamar will be buried next to his beloved grandparents, parents, and sister with a Graveside Service at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Beaumont on Monday, August 11, at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers you are welcome to make a donation to Family Place and Salvation Army. Lamar’s friends wish to thank the staff at Walnut Place in Dallas for the respect and care so diligently provided. May you rest in peace, Lamar, embraced by the joy and love of our Savior, Jesus Christ.


  • Visitation Friday, August 8, 2014
  • Graveside Service Monday, August 11, 2014

Garland L. Carnes Jr.

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Wayne Wentworth

August 8, 2014

God speed on your last Space A journey
old friend, will miss our travels.