James F Carson Jr.
April 27, 1936 – December 24, 2012
James F. Carson Jr. of Pompano Beach, FL and Westerly RI passed away on December 24th from ALS complications. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather to his wife Judy, his children Brad (and Lisa Nothardt) of LBTS, Fl, David and his wife Michele of Columbia, SC, Jay and his wife Terra of West Warwick, RI and his four devoted grandchildren, Jennifer, Michael, Brady, and Grace. Jim and Judy would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in April.
He was the son of late James and Dorothy Carson and the brother of late Roberta Dailey.
Jim attended Westerly schools, entered the U.S. Army in 1954 and was honorably discharged in 1957. Aided by the GI Bill, he enrolled in Wentworth Institute in Boston and graduated with an associate’s degree in Civil Engineering. For thirty-two years he worked for Narragansett Improvement Co. of Providence, retiring in 1998.
The family resided in North Kingstown for many years, where he was active in boys’ sports, scouting, and school activities. Jim was an ardent follower of URI sports, especially basketball and football.
He loved being outdoors, especially boating with family and friends. Next came traveling which he and Judy took advantage of whenever possible.
Jim was most appreciative of the support he received from his friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: ALS Association – 3242 Parkside Center Circle, Tampa,Fl. 33619 or Dunns Corner Community Church 221 Post Road, Westerly, RI 02891.
Calling hours at Buckler Johnston Funeral Home,121 Main St., Westerly, Friday Jan. 11th, 6-8 PM. There will be a memorial service at the funeral home on Saturday Jan. 12th at 11 AM.
James F Carson Jr.
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January 10, 2013
Brad, we are so sorry to hear about this. I know how close you guys were because I remember you always telling me about the dinners and conversations the you both had when we were at the Galt. I can smile because I remember how many of our own conversations started with "You know, my dad said..." or "My dad thinks...." and off we embarked on whatever topic it was. I know that you will miss those moments with him. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God speed.
January 7, 2013
Our heartfelt sympathy to Judy and her loving family on Jim's passing. We remember last year's Christmas celebration in South Carolina when our whole family was together...it was a wonderful time. We hope and pray that all those wonderful memories with family and friends will be of comfort at this sad time. We love you Jim, and you will be missed.
Wayne and Carole Simoneau, Columbia, SC
January 5, 2013
Dad,you were a great father. All any son could ever ask for. Missing the dinners and talking sports with you. You are in a better place. You had a great life.
January 4, 2013
Your dad was the best...still remember him driving us to intramural bball thru a key sized whole in the windshield of his el camino. May he rest in peace!
January 4, 2013
Brad & family,
My sincerest condolences go out to you on the passing of your dad. I have fond rememberances of him from our URI football days. May he rest in peace.
January 2, 2013
Judy and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing and send my sincere condolences to Judy and the family. As you know I was Jimmy's secretary for many years at Narragansett Improvement Company. All I can say is his bark was worse than his bite. He was so much fun to work for and was certainly a challenge, but if you knew him at all, he had a heart of gold. Since his retirement we kept in touch about our families and so on. I will miss him. Mary McArthur