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July 28, 2011
March 29, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the Carnegie family. I will never forget his deep baritone voice. God speed.
February 18, 2011
Mr.Carnegie was from a by-gone era of sports announcers, broadcasters and writers where they made the event about the participants and the fans, not about themselves. There are certain times in your life that God puts you at a certain place at a certain time for a reason. A couple of years ago, I had driven from Illinois to visit my son who lives in Indy. I decided that year at the spur of the moment to purchase my 500 tickets at IMS instead of having them mailed. As I stood at the counter, in comes Mr. Carnegie (wheelchair bound) and strikes up a conversation not knowing me from Adam. The unforgetable voice identified him immediately. I am not easily impressed by "personalities", but those five minutes will be cherished by me forever.

Rick N.
Bloomington, IL
February 18, 2011
DJ, Blair, Bob, and Charlotte. Please accept my most sincere condolences upon the passing of your Husband and Father. Tom was surely on of those rare "born to be" kind of people. My memories go back to when I was a kid and Indiana Basketball was King. I spent many hours listening to his voice on the radio at tournament time, and later watching on WFBM TV as he broadcast all the latest scores from "Tournament Central". Of course there was the "Month of May" each year. I have attended 59 Indy 500's starting in 1951 and his voice over the PA system was an integral part of my 500 memories. I also have warm memories of being at your house on Cedar Street in high school with Bill Dierks, and you Blair, and realizing that behind that "Famous Voice" was a very warm and friendly man. I had the pleasure of chatting with him for several minutes at the track one day this past May. Tom's voice now plays to a much greater theater, and probably gives the Lord's booming voice a run for HIS money.

John M. Miller II
Zionsville, IN.
Class of 1965.
February 15, 2011
I used to run into Tom from time to time and had great conversations with him. Have missed seeing him in the village. I was saddened by your loss. He leaves a big hole for all who knew him and knew of him.
February 15, 2011
To the Kenagy family: my brother and I are saddened by your loss. If our dad were still here, he would no doubt have stories both touching and humorous. Jamie and Jim Phillippe
February 14, 2011
God created man in His image. He went a step further with Tom Carnegie - He gave Tom His voice for Tom to use on earth. I first remember hearing Tom announcing at The Speedway in 1963 when I was five-years-old. From that day, I wanted to be a racing announcer. I am proud to say that I have been announcing races for the past 31 years. Tom Carnegie, thanks for the inspiration! Rest In Peace. You will be missed.
February 14, 2011
TC -

Ya know, everybody talks about their favorite of your sayings...we all know them. However, I have to admit, mine was none of those. There are two words that I will forever miss hearing from you...

"Hellloooooo. David."

This, accompanied by a genuine hand-shake, always acted as a precursor to a great discussion. You touched my life, all of our lives, every time you spoke.

Thank you...for being you.
February 14, 2011
To the Carl Kenagy family we are so sorry for your loss. We have a family reunion at the C. Lee Kenagy park in Raytown, Missouri where your loved one lived when young. Roy C. Kenagy & Betty L. Kenagy of Raymore, Missouri
February 14, 2011

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Moments after one of our great discussions and just prior to the 2010 Indy 500; Tom's final run.

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