James Leon Carson, Jr.

James Leon Carson, Jr.

November 11, 1945 - October 31, 2010

James Leon Carson, Jr.

November 11, 1945 - October 31, 2010


James Leon Carson, Jr., age 64 of Columbia, TN, died Sunday, October 31 at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, TN. James was a native of Long Beach, CA and son of the late James Leon Carson, Sr. and Fannie Bell Elliot Carson. He made service to his country a career, spanning 30 years of service in the United States Army and Army Reserves. He served in Vietnam in an infantry unit, then as military police, and finally as a legal specialist. James retired from active service in December of 1991. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion, and was affiliated with the Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife of 24 years: Marian Barnes Carson of Columbia, TN; two daughters: Diane Mazzey of Anaheim, CA and Denise Sanchez of Beaumont, CA; three step-children: Paula Brown and Elizabeth Mangum of Columbia, TN and David Schmitt of Hampton, VA; two sisters: Carol Cornish and Mona Ann Howie of Coulterville, CA; 3 grandchildren, 14 step-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren. The family will celebrate James’ life on Thursday, November 11 at 2:00 PM at the Rock Springs Baptist Church in Columbia, TN. Interment services with full military honors will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Friday, November 12 at the Nashville National Cemetery in Madison, TN. In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Massingale.

No Events & Services

No Charities & Donations

No Gallery Photos

No Videos

5 responses to James Leon Carson, Jr.

  1. You will be missed dad. Love you.

  2. Diane Mazzey says:

    When I was little I remember sitting with my Dad into the late nights watching Star Trek and Hee Haw on TV. I am still a Trekie today! I also remember he was always playing in a country band and I remember the band members over at the house practicing. I will miss him!

  3. Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of James. He was a good man and he will be missed very much by many people.

  4. Uncle James, you will be in our thoughts always & forever. May there be peace in knowing that one day we will all meet up again! You will be dearly missed!!! We love you!

  5. Our prayers are with James family at this time. He will be sadly missed by all. He was the best Brother you could ask for. I would like to thank his wife for taking good care of him. Dear James, we love you and miss you, God has a special place for you in Heaven.

Leave A Condolence

Choose a Candle