OBITUARY

John Wallace Carneal

June 24, 1946June 5, 2018
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John Carneal, 71 of Goodlettsville, TN passed away on June 5th at McKendree Village. He was born in Springfield, TN June 24, 1946 to the late Stites Boyd and Helen Ruthe Carneal. John was a proud Springfield Yellow Jacket, playing for the legendary coach, Boyce Smith. After graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy and served his country for 3 years with a tour of duty in Vietnam. John went to college at Austin Peay State University and met his wife, Kathy. They had a son, Mark. John went to work at DuPont where he spent his entire career. In the middle of his career, he was transferred to DuPont headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware. They moved back to Goodlettsville, TN where he lived the rest of his life. John was an active member of the Old Hickory United Methodist Church and a 32nd degree Sottish Rite Mason-member of the Western Star Lodge #9. John’s passions included working in his yard, travel, reading books, going to movies and the Tennessee Volunteers football team. John retired as early as he could to spend more time with his grandchildren, Sam & Sarah Beth. Kathy and his beloved family. Alzheimers took him from us way too soon and the ache in our hearts will be soothed by knowing he has been made whole again and with his heavenly Father. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Carneal, Son Mark(Molly)Carneal, grandchildren Sam and Sarah Beth Carneal, Brother Billy Paul(Pat) Carneal, Mother-in-law Jean McClung, Sister-in-law Patsy(Larry) Harrison and a host of loving nieces, nephews & friends. Visitation will be at Hermitage Funeral Home on Saturday, June 9th 4pm-8pm. On Sunday, June 10th, a brief visitation will be held at 2:00pm at Old Hickory United Methodist Church with the funeral to follow at 2:30pm with Brother Dave Winton officiating. Interment will be at Hermitage Memorial Gardens following the service. Active pallbearers, Gene Beck, Steve Brown, Brad Carneal, Sam Carneal, Carnes Flatt, Larry Harrison, John White. Honorary pallbearers, Greg Brantley, Patrick Carneal, Ted Phillips, Mickey Phipps, Scott Vieira. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Johnny’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org or Old Hickory United Methodist Church-1216 Hadley Avenue, Old Hickory, TN 37138.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Gene Beck, Active
  • Steve Brown, Active
  • Brad Carneal, Active
  • Sam Carneal, Active
  • Carnes Flatt, Active
  • Larry Harrison, Active
  • John White, Active
  • Greg Brantley, Honorary
  • Ted Phillips, Honorary
  • Mickey Phipps, Honorary
  • Scott Vieira, Honorary
  • Patrick Carneal, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, June 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

John Wallace Carneal

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Donna Plumlee

June 12, 2018

My family knew this entire family all the way back to my early childhood. Dad had the Sinclair station on S Main St. in the early 1950s. We also attended First Methodist together. Loved Johnny's and Billy Paul's parents also. I still have the emerald green monitor top ice box that Mr. S.B. had in his office.
Our condolences to his lovely family. May God hold him in the palm of His hand.

Nancy Williams Lewis has graciously
posted Johnny's obituary on her FB page. Several people have left messages there.

Nancy Lewis

June 9, 2018

"Johnny" and I were cradle to grave friends. We met in the nursery of the First United Methodist Church in Springfield, which was one block from where he lived and across the street from his Carneal grandparent's home. Our journey together continued though school, Sunday School and MYF. We sang in the Junior choir, and attended many church camps together, too. So you see Johnny was raised to be a good Methodist and indeed he was.
In school, Johnny was a friend to everyone. I cannot ever recall him saying one unkind word against anyone. His nature was kind and gentle all the time.
I wish that I was physically able to be there but that can't happen, So I am sending my love, prayers and peace. I will be with you in spirit.
My heart grieves with you! He fought a great fight, he finished a great race. And now he lives in everlasting glory! We who are God's people, will once again see he and Girlie ( Carolyn) healed and whole. WHAT A JOY!
Kathy, Mark, Billy Paul, and family , my love and prayers are with you !
Billy Paul, I know the pain you are feeling. I still miss Girlie and often want to tell her something. Those little things you did while he was here, both as children and adults will bring a tear to your eye on occasion (which is wet smile), a smile to your face , joy to your heart and most of all show the abiding love you held for one another. God grant you peace. Love, Nancy

Harry Bowers

June 9, 2018

To John’s family, I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. John and I were very good friends the first year after graduation from Springfield when he attended Western Kentucky. Obviously we lost contact with each other but I never forgot John Carneal and the flat top air. We loved reminiscing about our playing days, he at Springfield and I at Goodlettsville. A great guy and he will be missed.

Mac & Norma Choate

June 7, 2018

Kathy,
Mac and I are so sorry about John. We are in prayer for you and your family at this sad time. It was obvious to us that you were a dedicated and faithful wife as you so lovelingly took care of his needs. As you go through the stages of grief, and you will go through them, just know that you will see him again. God bless you Kathy and your entire family.
Mac & Norma Choate

Raymond Peck

June 7, 2018

Kathy,

I would like to extend my condolences to you and your family on the passing of my friend "Johnny". Every once in a while God brings very special people into our lives and Johnny was very much one of those people in my life.

I will always cherish the memories of the many serious, and sometimes funny, conversations that he and I had at the Outreach Center.

Alan Brookover

June 6, 2018

Mark, Kathy, and all the Carneal family. Although my acquaintance with Johnny was limited, being via UT football games and the Cambridge Cup, I am absolutely sure that Johnny was a gentleman in the best and truest meaning of the word gentleman. His easy going, kind, and loving demeanor was something that we all should aspire to emulate.

Regrettably I will be working Saturday afternoon and Sunday I will be driving to Ohio to pickup Joy and bring her home. Nonetheless know that Johnny and all the Carneal clan are in the hearts and prayers of Joy and I.

It was an honor and a pleasure to know Johnny and he will not be forgotten.

THELMA LOCKE

June 6, 2018

JOHHNNY & KATHY WERE ONE OF OUR CLOSE FRIENDS. WE LOVED SPENDING TIME WITH THEM. MARK WAS FRIENDS, WITH OUR 3 DAUGHTERS, STACY- CINDY-NIKKI. HE WORKED CLOSE WITH MY GIRLS DAD NICK LOCKE, AT DUPONT FOR MANY YEARS. KATHY & I WERE CLOSE FRIENDS. I HAVE MOVED AWAY FOR MANY YEARS, NOW. BUT I SAW THEM BOTH SEVERAL YEARS, AGO! THEY HAD BOUGHT THEIR NEW HOME I WAS SO EXCITED FOR THEM. JOHNNY ,ASK ME, AS WE WERE TOURING THEIR BEAUTIFUL HOME? THELMA HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A CANDLE LIT & IN THE BATH TUB?I LAUGHED & TOLD HIM THAT'S THE NEW DECOR. HE SAID, WELL I LET HER (KATHY)DECORATE LIKE SHE WANTED. HE LOVED HIS FAMILY VERY MUCH. WE LOVED THEM. I CAN'T BE THERE TODAY, BUT YOU ALL ARE IN OUR HEARTS & PRAYERS. I KNOW JOHNNY WILL BE LOOKING DOWN. I LOVE YOU ALL. GOD BLESS. THELMA LOCKE & GIRLS.

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Biography

John Carneal, 71 of Goodlettsville, TN passed away on June 5th at McKendree Village. He was born in Springfield, TN June 24, 1946 to the late Stites Boyd and Helen Ruthe Carneal. John was a proud Springfield Yellow Jacket, playing for the legendary coach, Boyce Smith. After graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy and served his country for 3 years with a tour of duty in Vietnam. John went to college at Austin Peay State University and met his wife, Kathy. They had a son, Mark. John went to work at DuPont where he spent his entire career. In the middle of his career, he was transferred to DuPont headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware. They moved back to Goodlettsville, TN where he lived the rest of his life. John was an active member of the Old Hickory United Methodist Church and a 32nd degree Sottish Rite Mason-member of the Western Star Lodge #9. John’s passions included working in his yard, travel, reading books, going to movies and the Tennessee Volunteers football team. John retired as early as he could to spend more time with his grandchildren, Sam & Sarah Beth. Kathy and his beloved family. Alzheimers took him from us way too soon and the ache in our hearts will be soothed by knowing he has been made whole again and with his heavenly Father. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Carneal, Son Mark(Molly)Carneal, grandchildren Sam and Sarah Beth Carneal, Brother Billy Paul(Pat) Carneal, Mother-in-law Jean McClung, Sister-in-law Patsy(Larry) Harrison and a host of loving nieces, nephews & friends. Visitation will be at Hermitage Funeral Home on Saturday, June 9th 4pm-8pm. On Sunday, June 10th, a brief visitation will be held at 2:00pm at Old Hickory United Methodist Church with the funeral to follow at 2:30pm with Brother Dave Winton officiating. Interment will be at Hermitage Memorial Gardens following the service. Active pallbearers, Gene Beck, Steve Brown, Brad Carneal, Sam Carneal, Carnes Flatt, Larry Harrison, John White. Honorary pallbearers, Greg Brantley, Patrick Carneal, Ted Phillips, Mickey Phipps, Scott Vieira. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Johnny’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org or Old Hickory United Methodist Church-1216 Hadley Avenue, Old Hickory, TN 37138.