Willard Louis Carnes

December 9, 1936March 17, 2020

Willard L. Carnes, 83, went to his heavenly home on March 17, 2020. He was born to the late Lorene and Chesley Carnes in 1936. Willard served his country in the Navy and was a member at South East Christian Church. Mr. Carnes was a family man, he enjoyed spending time with them as often as he could.

Willard has rejoined with his brother Sherril, sisters Laverne and Norma, and his granddaughter Jennifer Carnes in heaven.

Left to cherish his memory is his best friend and wife of 62 years Verna Carnes, children Gary Carnes (Paulette), Terry Farris (Nick), Perri Carnes (Cathy), and Barry Carnes (Michelle), nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Willard’s life will take place at a later date.


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Willard Louis Carnes

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Carl Shelor

March 19, 2020

I remember Willard (or Bill as many called him) or "Mr. Carnes" as I knew him, to be a formidable figure. He was a big man, especially, when you're nine or ten years old! I can only imagine the thoughts, headaches & worries I caused him while learning to play music with his son Gary. Practicing in his basement, playing the same songs over & over for hours on end. Putting up with all the shenanigans that young boys will all eventually do. I never remember him complaining, not one time!
I remember him as being fair and understanding, even if stern at times.
Looking back as an adult, I believe he treated me like one of his own. Bill was a gentile, generous, kind soul who was an extraordinary Man, Husband & Father and I always thought of him as my Friend.
My sincere condolences go out to his Family!
Good-Bye "Mr. Carnes", you may not realize it but, you were indeed one of good influences in my life and the World was a better place with you in it!

Terri Sanders

March 18, 2020

So sorry for your family's loss. Sending prayers of comfort to all.

Greg Carrillo

March 18, 2020

Gary very sorry to hear about Big Bill's passing. Prayers to you and your family.

Vicki Yarber

March 18, 2020

He was always so nice to me! ❤️