Robert Eugene Carnahan,
Robert Eugene Carnahan, 86, formerly of Huntingburg and Oakland City, died on August 12, 2014 in Southaven MS.
He was born in Huntingburg January 2, 1928 to Earl and Ethel Carnaha. Bob was a veteran of the Korean War, upon return he worked as a stenographer for the Southern Railroad where he met his wife Martha Jane Robinson of Fisherville, KY. Bob completed his education at Oakland City College and built a life there full of opportunities.
In Oakland City he became a member of the first official city council and was active in the community as a businessman, teacher, coach and salesman. Bob was a faithful member of the First General Baptist Church. Later in life, he sold his businesses and moved back to his hometown, Huntingburg, IN. In Huntingburg he was a member of the United Methodist Church where he had attended in his youth. He continued his entrepreneurial spirit by setting up a vegetable/fruit stand, sold Rawleigh and Watkins products, sold business advertisements for the Dubois Bombers, where he was a loyal fan. He loved to bowl and golf. His desire to stay active and have people interaction made him a wonderful Walmart greeter in Jasper until the brain tumor began to affect his mobility in June 2013. Bob lived a very full life and is remembered by many for his outgoing personality.
Surviving are his sister, Phyllis Lamkin; sons: Mike Carnahan of El Paso TX., Dr. Walter Carnahan of Southaven MS, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
He married Martha Jane Robinson who passed away April 3, 2000.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at United Methodist Church in Huntingburg IN, 416 North Main Street. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please make donations to the
Published in Courier Press on Aug. 24, 2014