Bill G. Carson, 79 of Clinton, IL passed away 5:03 PM January 1, 2021 at Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis, MO.
Services will be 6 PM, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, 2810 Tractor Lane, Bloomington, IL with Pastor Russ Strange and William Zink officiating. Visitation will be 4 – 6 PM Tuesday at the church. Graveside services will be 2 PM Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Anna Cemetery, Anna, IL. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to the Bill G. Carson Memorial Fund.
Bill was born April 29, 1941 in Villa Ridge, Pulaski County, IL the son of Edward Gene and Wanda (Goins) Carson. He married Elmeta S. Hastings July 16, 1959 in Paducah, Kentucky. She passed away July 19, 2002. He later married Debora Kaye Beery October 27, 2007 in Jacksonville, IL.
Survivors include his wife, Debora Carson, Clinton, IL, children, Bill (Karen) Carson, Concord, NC; Tammy (Russ) Strange, Jackson, OH; Lisa (William) Zink, Jackson, OH, 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 1 great grandson on the way, and brother, John (Marlene) Carson, Clinton, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two infant daughters, Christina Diana and Rachel Faith.
Bill’s career started by supporting his young family hauling fuel oil throughout southern Illinois. He then was able to join local 23 plumbers and pipe fitters and worked in various positions in the construction of power plants, something he dearly loved. He is probably best known for Piping Superintendent at the Clinton nuclear plant where he was able to support his now mature family. He loved this opportunity, because of the challenges it brought, and he was able to help several start a new career. After retirement he was able to continue his passion through consulting, as a result he and Elmeta could travel and enjoy warmer weather.
Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, trap shooting, golf, playing music, sitting around the fire, swinging, playing and singing songs for the kids, sitting on the deck, and spending time with his nieces and nephews. His greatest passions were loving God, supporting missionaries and helping others in need.