Monday, September 12, 2016

Obituary -- Jack Carson 1942-2016

Jackie Lee Carson was born in Knowlton, Iowa on December 23, 1942. He was the first of two sons born to Leo Frank & Dorothy Marie (Ruby) Carson. Jack attended country school at Knowlton and east of Diagonal before entering Diagonal Community School.
Jack had a strong work ethic and he started farming at age 14. On July 8, 1960, Jack married the love of his life and his best friend, Virginia (Ginny) Tridle. They always lived around Diagonal and loved the farm life. In addition to farming, Jack began a career as a crop adjuster in 1975. For the last several years, Jack has worked for ARMtech. He was known for his honesty and fairness for both the farmer and the company and many farmers personally requested him to adjust their crops.
Jack loved the Iowa State Fair. Beginning in 1960, Jack and Ginny missed only two fairs: 1964 when Patty was born and the fair of 2016. They camped in cars, pickups, and eventually campers. Jack’s passion was for collecting. He had an extensive collection of tractors with Farmall being his favorite. He collected cars, wrenches, and he had sheds full of bargains purchased from the 1,000+ auctions that he attended. Jack will be forever remembered as an honest hard-working man who loved his family.
With the care of HCI Care Services nurses of Mount Ayr, Jack was able to fulfill his wish to go home, and be in his home, for the third and final auction of the summer on September 10. Surrounded by his wife and daughters, Jack went home to be with his Lord on September 11, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law Ronny Garner; nephew Kenny Carson; sister-in-law Ruth Kilgore; parents-in-law Bill & Linnabell Tridle; and a special friend, Larry Grace.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Ginny Carson of Diagonal; four daughters Pam (Mitch Hargin) of Diagonal, Sandy (Bill) Armstrong of Mount Ayr, Patty (Jim) Newton of Diagonal, and Shelly (Travis) Troutwine of Grant City, MO; 10 grandchildren Jennifer Grace, Justin (Chelsey) Kuonen, Jacque (Bob) Sobotka, Jared (Chelsea) Armstrong, Josh Armstrong, Danielle Newton, Nolan (Stephanie) Newton, Tonya (Cody) Mullock, Travis Troutwine, Jr., Sidney Troutwine; 14 great grandchildren; one brother Frank (Sue) Carson of Diagonal, IA; brother-in-law William (Maxine) Tridle of Orient, IA; two sisters-in-law Carolyn Tridle of Kansas City, MO and Betty (Rick Cadwallader) Kohrt of Spokane, WA; nieces, nephews, and many good friends.
Memorials are to the Knowlton Cemetery

1 comment:

BillyMozingo said...

I will remember him as a gentleman, collector, and really nice honest fellow to deal with. Sorry for this loss.