OBITUARY

Rev. Eugene Wayne Carson

August 29, 1941October 17, 2018

Eugene “Wayne” Carson, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2018 in Naples, FL. He is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Margaret Carson, and his sister, Gail Carson. Wayne is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carolyn Spencer Carson; his children, Stephen (Heather) Carson, Jonathan (Jennifer) Carson, and Rachel (Michael) Ferguson; his grandchildren, Laurellyn, Madeleine, Spencer, Ransom, Judah Wayne, Caleb, Miriam and Lucy Carson, Isabela, Natalie, Daria, and Margot Carson, and Asher and Solomon Douchant; his brother, Terry (Brenda) Carson. Wayne was a dear cousin, nephew, and friend, and pastor to many.

Wayne founded and pastored the Clayton Community Church where he faithfully served families for 40 years.

Friends may visit on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Alexander White Mullen Funeral Home in St. Ann from Noon until 12:30. Committal service will follow the brief visitation at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Then a Celebration of Life will be held at The Journey, 829 Hanley Rd, St. Louis, 63130 at 2:30 followed by a reception at 3:30 p.m. at the church. Memorials are appreciated to a charity close to Wayne’s Heart, Jews For Jesus (designation Jerusalem Branch). Condolences are encouraged on his guestbook at www.alexanderstlouis.com.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Committal Service Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Committal Service Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Reception Sunday, October 28, 2018
REMEMBERING

Rev. Eugene Wayne Carson

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Linda Maguire

November 1, 2018

Dear Carolyn and family,

I came to know and trust in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior by way of Wayne's sermons and the long running Bible Study that you Carolyn, and Wayne led over a few years at the turn of this century. To know where Wayne is now and where we will join him someday is the biggest blessing I could have, this side of Glory. I am so grateful to be part of the hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of true believers who will be together, forever, thanks to Wayne's good and faithful service to the Lord. What a legacy!

God bless you all with the peace and comfort that comes from His arms being wrapped around you.
Much love to all.
Linda Maguire

Jeffrey Citrin

October 29, 2018

The thing I loved about your dad and husband is that, whenever he would meet you it would be like being greeted by your big fluffy dog . there was only joy.. zero judgement... he was so happy to see you! He was a special guy. I really will miss him. Tight hugs to all the Carson clan. You were so blessed to have a dad like that.... love love Jeff

Mike Douchant

October 28, 2018

Wayne was such a people person, he went out of his way, crossing state lines when he could, to break bread with my elderly father to get to know him better. Since my dad is a history buff, they naturally gravitated toward comparing trivia tidbits on Kit Carson before Wayne would inevitably steer the conversation to more important matters such as how to deal with the biggest bully in Miami. I also met somewhat regularly with Wayne at (guess what?) a restaurant to compare notes on how we could do our level best, on this side of glory, to minister to our mutual precious grandsons. It's not as if I kept count, but I think Wayne was in arrears a meal or two. At the very least, he "owes" me an answer to our friendly "dispute" - which side of the family supplied bulk of brains (superb all-round students) and brawn (fascination with throwing balls and striking running ability) exhibited by those grandsons. Insofar as Wayne won the race to know all things, it won't surprise me, if I play my hand right, that I'll be thrown a creative response one day. Resembling his sermon notes, the answer likely will be scribbled on a receipt if I just ask a First Watch waitress for a coffee with warm milk (not cream). May God bless his family and friends.

Thomas Blanks

October 28, 2018

I'll never forget when Wayne and Carolyn took me into their home and we would all have dinner around the Carson's table together after a long day and discussing how each of our days were and talking about family issues, and being taken to church each Sunday when I lived with them and these are just some of the indelible times I had the privelidge of experiening and for that I will always be grateful because it brought me out of an isolating way of being because I didn't have that in my own family of origin.

Donna Anderson

October 28, 2018

I am so sad to hear of Wayne's passing...I attended a bible study on Friday nights called Young Life..the leader of this group also picked us up on thursdays for Kibbutz...I had great times there and have often thought about wayne and carolyn, who wayne called Leather lungs....and boy! Could carolyn belt out a song! I've yearned to find others who attended kibbutz. Thank you wayne for your dedication to the word of God. You will be missed here on earth, but we know you are meeting our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ face to face!...I won't say goodbye, but..until we meet again, my friend!

Janet Zwirn

October 26, 2018

“If you were to die tonight, And God asked you “why should I let you into my perfect heaven?” And Wayne would continue.. because it doesn’t depend on me, but what your son has done for me! These words are burned into my heart at a young age by Wayne Carson. Wayne and his family were an extension of my family for most of my younger life. From living at our home when I was a child and treating me like a daughter, to baptizing me , to marrying both my brother and me, to burying my mother, my sister and my brother and so much in between. Wayne always treated you like you were the most important person in the room. I will miss him, but I can’t help but smile when I think of him experiencing heaven . Thank you Carson family for sharing your precious father with us all.

Thomas Blanks

October 26, 2018

If you knew Wayne you'd know his humorous side when he'd always somehow incorporate a joke in your conversation with him, and it would somehow lift my spirit even when I wasn't always in a upbeet mood, and that I'll never forget.

Susan Liner

October 25, 2018

Wayne was my eldest first cousin on the Fine side of the family. As a child, I adored both he and Terry. Their visits from Florida were special times for our family. Wayne and I always told everyone he and I were our grandmother's favorite grandchildren. No doubt they made each one feel that way but he and I spent the most time with them. Our grandmother's prayers played a tremendous role in our salvation and her godly influence started us on the path to Christ. I know Wayne was thankful for those prayers because he spent his life praying for and ministering to others. He leaves a strong legacy for his children and grandchildren, whom he loved so very much.

Wayne, your cousins love you, admire you and are thankful you were in our lives. While we mourn our loss, we know you are with The Lord and all of us look forward to being reunited with you. Kiss Mema and Bigdaddy for us!

Love, Susan Neeley Liner

Micah Liesenfeld

October 25, 2018

Community. Wayne brought people together. Even people who would normally not even come out of their shells to get to know others. Wayne Carson's legacy is that he helped forge so many friendships that a community lived and thrived all around him. I am grateful that I know and care about the friends that I have today because of him. Thank you, Wayne Carson. Rest in the heart of Jesus your savior.

Kristen Goldstein

October 25, 2018

Johnathan our hearts go out to you . I had no idea what an influence you Dad had to
Our community . Please accept our prayers of peace and may God wrap his hands around you and your family . I will check out that church as you know Paul now believes . Praise God for all miracles .Hugs my friend