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John N. Carson

March 16, 1927 — January 3, 2023

Boggstown

John N. Carson

 

 

John N. Carson, 95, of Boggstown, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at his home.

He was born March 16, 1927, in Boggstown, the son of Ralph A. and Belva M. E. (Crosby) Carson.  On August 21, 1955, he married his wife of 67 years, Evelyn M. Adams, and she survives.

In addition to Evelyn, John is survived by his sons, Jon Kevin Carson and wife, Beverly, and Scott D. Carson and wife, Angie, both of Boggstown; honorary son, Stanley C. Pryor and wife, Mary; grandchildren, Jill Coen and husband, Keith, Christa Weaver and husband, Jeremy, Whitney Mahin and husband, Brett, John Erik Carson and wife, Callie, and Tyler Carson and wife, Maria; and great-grandchildren, Farah Coen, Knox Coen, Ella Weaver, Lindy Weaver, Kent Mahin, Sloan Mahin, Weston Carson and Lincoln Carson.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

John was a member of the Boggstown Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and deacon.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1953 to 1955.

John was a lifelong farmer, farming Meadow Valley Farms, which had been in the family since 1826. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

He was a member of the Shelby County Fair Board for 20 years, where he served as president.  John was also a member of the 4-H Advisory Council, Shelby County Extension Board, a Rural Youth 4-H leader and chairman of the Southeastern Indiana Fair Association.

He was also a member of the Sugar Creek-Fairland Masonic Lodge No. 279.

John also served on the board of Shelby Senior Services and American Red Cross, for many years.

He was elected as the Sugar Creek Township Trustee, serving over 30 years.

Visitation will be from 10 am to Noon, Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Boggstown Presbyterian Church, 2488 North Sand Creek Road, Boggstown, Indiana.

Funeral services will follow at Noon at the church, with Pastors Roger Andrew McDaniel and Sandi Martin officiating.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville, with military graveside rites conducted by the local military committee.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Boggstown Presbyterian Church; Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 17th St., Columbus, Indiana 47201; or the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692.

Online condolences may be shared with John’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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Visitation

Saturday, January 7, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Boggstown Presbyterian Church

2488 N Sand Creek Rd, Boggstown, IN 46110

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 7, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Boggstown Presbyterian Church

2488 N Sand Creek Rd, Boggstown, IN 46110

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