Andrew Boyce Carson Jr. Andrew Boyce Carson Jr., 95, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Summit Square. He was born in 1918 in Greenville, South Carolina, to his inspirational parents, Andrew Boyce Carson and Annie Elizabeth Rutledge Carson. In 1955, he came to Waynesboro with General Electric, retiring in 1980 with 33 years as an engineer. He graduated from Clemson in 1948 with a BSEE. During World War II he served in the South Pacific. As a Boy Scout he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. In addition to his parents, Boyce was preceded in death by his first wife of 56 years, Marion Lucille Duncan Carson; and brother, James Rutlege Carson and wife, Rachel Gudger; and brother; Joseph Irwin Carson. He is survived by his wife, Anna Adams Bell Thurston Carson and her gracious children, J.R. Bell, Patricia Roosa and their families; her son, Andrew Duncan Carson and wife, Helen Lawrence Carson; daughter, Marion Susan and husband, Larry Dooley; daughter, Ann Carson Pal; grandchildren, Kerri Beth, Andrew Duncan Jr., Emilie, Megan, Mary Lynn, Benjamin, Mark, Amanda, and Neil. A memorial gathering will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013,at the Barksdale Lounge at First Presbyterian Church. The family will meet and greet friends following the gathering at Summit Square. Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1065, Waynesboro, VA 22980 or the charity of your choice. McDow Funeral Home is handling arrangements and those wishing to express condolences online may do so at www.mcdowfuneralhomeinc.com
This obituary was originally published in the News Virginian.