Carl Richard Misenhimer
September 7, 1951 – December 28, 2018
Carl (Rick) Misenhimer, age 67 of Lawrenceburg TN, passed away Friday, December 28th, 2018. He was a native of Lawrenceburg and also a member of the West Point United Methodist Church
He is preceded in death by his parents, William Fred and Christine Misenhimer; Brother, Paul Misenhimer; Sister, Mary Emily Misenhimer Lee.
He is survived by his Sons, Zach Misenhimer (Heather), Ian Misenhimer (Keisha), Asa Misenhimer (Erica); Brothers, Larry Misenhimer (Irene), Keith Misenhimer, Steve Misenhimer (Linda), Don Misenhimer (Barbara); Sister-in-law, Shirely Misenhimer; Six Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Pettus-Turnbo Funeral chapel on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a service to follow at 1 p.m.
- Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2019
- Memorial Service Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Carl Richard Misenhimer
January 4, 2019
During the 1960's and 1970's Ricky and I had some fun times together. My first memory is Ricky taking me to the Westpoint Elementary School for 'bring your younger sibling-relative day.' Ricky was the youngest child in their family so I stood in as his youngest Westpoint relative. I do not remember much about that day except sitting in a chair next to Ricky's desk, trying to be quiet and patient and the classroom singing 'This Old Man' which lyrics are - This old man, he played one, He played knick-knack on my thumb; With a knick-knack paddy-whack, Give the dog a bone, This old man came rolling home. Wow, that was the high light of my first experience of what a school day might be like. In 1964 my parents took Ricky and me for a couple of days to the Memphis Zoo. We had so much fun playing in the hotel swimming pool and seeing all the zoo animals. Growing up in Westpoint was a lot of fun with Ricky. He often dropped in to visit his paternal grandmother, Mattie Emily (Melton) Misenhimer, Aunt Pearl and me. One year Uncle Fred purchased a jeep from a surplus auction. Ricky would swing by my house already loaded up with visiting nieces, nephews or friends to pick me up and away we would go to swim in the creek. One year perhaps 1967 or 1968 a few days before Christmas Ricky and I went out aways from Westpoint and chopped a Christmas tree down for our house and he helped me shoot some mistletoe down from a tall tree. In the fall of 1969 Ricky took me to my very first sock hop dance at the Loretto Catholic School gym. I was so excited to be there dancing with Ricky and all the older kids. There are lots of memories between 1969 and 2018 that I could share. My last memory of Ricky is of him calling me at home in Utah during November 2018, in which we ended our call as always, each telling the other 'I love you.'