Obituary for William Edward Carman


William Edward Carman

November 9, 1937 - April 24, 2021

William Edward Carman, born Nov 29, 1937, passed away on April 24, 2021 after a valiant fight with congestive heart failure.

Bill is survived by his wife, Jeanne Anne (Rice), son, Andrew Rice Jennings Carman, Andrew’s wife Sharla, grandchildren, Emily and Benjamin, his pride and joy. He always loved talking about them and their accomplishments. Nieces, Victoria (Donald) Stephens, Sally (Donald) Garriott, Nancy (David)Cooksey, several great nieces, nephews, great-great nieces and nephews and a great-great niece. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William J and LulaMae (Jackson) Carman, his sister, Catherine (Richard) Loder Martin.

Bill graduated from Ben Davis High School, served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. Bill was a member of Acton United Methodist Church, a volunteer for God’s Bounty, the food pantry, a 25-year active firefighter for Acton Volunteer Fire Dept., now IFD. He served as President of the fire dept., President of Marion Co Rural Fire Dispatch, President of 10th District of Indiana Volunteer Fire Assoc. Bill was a 50 plus year member of Indiana Volunteer Fire Association which he was awarded a pin and special Commendation by the Indiana State Fire Marshal.   Bill worked for Aquila Life Insurance Co, now College Life, for 25 years. He then worked and retired from Franklin Twp. Schools as head custodian after 25 years.

A special thank you to our daughter-in-law for taking such good care of Bill and myself this last year. There will be no service at this time. Bill loved a good pitch in, so we will plan a Celebration of his Life sometime this summer. In lieu of flowers, we are asking that donations be made in Memory of Bill to Shelbyville Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Rd, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

RuthAnne Sparks posted on April 29, 2021

What a loss to those who knew Bill. He was a wonderful, kind, and thoughtful man. I don’t think he knew just how much we all thought of him. He was a pleasure to work with and so much fun to be around. He treated you like he would would want to be treated. He’s going to be missed, even though our working together days are behind us. His family was so blessed to have him in their lives. God Bless you, Jeanne. Our prayers are with you through this grieving time in your life.


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