Obituary for Paul Carson


Paul Carson

September 20, 1942 - November 20, 2020

Paul “Bud” Carson passed away peacefully at home on November 20, 2020 surrounded by family. It is believed it was caused by his desire to feed treats to dogs long passed, eat donuts without regard, and to prevent hearing any more comments about turning up his hearing aid.

He leaves behind a loving family, of which he was very proud.

If you were lucky enough to know Bud, you loved him. In case you didn’t, here are a few important things to note….

He was a proud fan of the Yankees, the Colts, Notre Dame, and the Indy 500, though he wasn’t shy about “coaching” them from the couch when he felt compelled.

He loved everything Christmas – the lights, the decorations, the music and the movies (which he watched year-round). His favorite movie, A Christmas Story, highlighted his fondness for using four-letter words… ohhhhh fuuddgge.

He was notorious for being a dog whisperer. He was always the favorite of our furry friends, likely because he constantly shared his snacks and carried a pocket full of dog treats.

Of all the people that loved Bud, he most loved his wife, Audrey “Nita” Carson. They lived a thousand years in their 58 calendar years of marriage, enduring the ups and downs together. Nothing in this life is perfect, but their love for each other and their family is as close as it gets.

He will be sorely missed and is survived by his children, Steve, Mike (Myra), Gary (Jan), Kelle (Dan), and Ashley; grandchildren, Ali (DJ), Rob, Katie (Ethan), David, Paul, and Chloe; greatgrandchild, Tessa; brothers, Jim (Sandy) and Tom (Mary); and extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Dess; his grandchildren, Morgan and Fletcher; and beloved pets, Spanky, Pinky, and Bob.

He will always be remembered for his kindness, orneriness, wit, and most importantly, his love.

In memory of Paul “Bud” Carson, please give generously to:

Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital
By Mail: St. Vincent Foundation, 8402 Harcourt Rd, Ste 210, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Humane Society of Indianapolis
Donate online at
By Mail: Indy Humane, 7929 N Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN, 46268


A Celebration of Life will be announced and held at a later date.

Please note Bud’s change of address, Calvary Cemetery, 435 West Troy Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46225.


Brandy Holland posted on December 2, 2020

Carson family, my heart broke as I read the news of Bud passing. You guys were a big part of my childhood and I will never forget how nice and caring Bud was. Prayers and hugs.

Erin Challis Hobbs posted on December 2, 2020

Nita, Steve, Mike, Gary, Kelle and Ashley, I can’t tell you how much sadness I felt when hearing the news of Bud’s passing. It seemed like he had gotten through a long road of struggles that he had faced, needless-to-say, this news was heartbreaking! We just want our folks to live forever! I’m so very sorry about your loss, because I know things will be different without him. They always are! I’m thinking and praying for you. I love you Nita, and I love you all! May God Bless You and Give You Peace!!! Love Always, Erin

Kathleen Chitwood posted on December 1, 2020

Such a loving and kind man he was. So full of life, fun, jokes and spirit. He will be sadly missed by all. Sincere sympathy to his family. Dink Chitwood Family

Kathleen Chitwood posted on December 1, 2020

Such a loving and kind man he was. So full of life, fun, jokes and spirit. He will be sadly missed by all. Sincere sympathy to his family. Dink Chitwood Family

JAMES CARSON posted on November 30, 2020

God has taken you from us Brother but you will be in a place where you will be free of pain and the torment that you have suffered the last few years. We will miss you so much and keep you in our prayers. Your loving brother and sister-in-law. Jim and Sandy

Natalie posted on November 30, 2020

We are thinking of you all at this time and praying for your peace. Love, Natalie and Jordan Abel


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