Bill G. Carson


CLINTON — Bill G. Carson, 79 of Clinton, passed away at 5:03 p.m. on January 1, 2021, at Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.

Services were conducted on  Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, 2810 Tractor Lane, Bloomington, Ill., with Pastor Russ Strange and William Zink officiating. Visitation was held at the church, and graveside services were held on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Anna Cemetery, Anna, Ill. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the Bill G. Carson memorial fund.

Bill was born on April 29, 1941, in Villa Ridge, Pulaski County, Ill., the son of Edward Gene and Wanda (Goins) Carson. He married Elmeta S. Hastings on July 16, 1959, in Paducah, Ky.  She passed away on July 19, 2002.  He later married Debora Kaye Beery on October 27, 2007, in Jacksonville, Ill.

Survivors include his wife, Debora Carson, Clinton; children, Bill (Karen) Carson, Concord, N.C.; Tammy (Russ) Strange, Jackson, Ohio; Lisa (William) Zink, Jackson, Ohio, nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great-grandson on the way, and brother, John (Marlene) Carson, Clinton.

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 as 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 new careers. After retirement, he was able to continue his passion through consulting, and 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.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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