John Gilbert Carnes, 56, of Richmond Hill died suddenly of natural causes on Friday evening, Nov. 11, 2011.
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He was the son of the late Harvey and Dorothy Carnes.
Johnny worked at the Savannah Gas Company many years before leaving to follow his passion of being a quality home builder and developer. Over the last 20 years, Johnny built Carnes Construction into one of the most respected and premier home builders in the greater Savannah, Richmond Hill and Hinesville area. But Johnny was best known for his love of people and his big heart.
Johnny was a great friend to all who knew him, a great brother, but most importantly, a great father and grandfather. He was extremely proud of his son and daughter and inseparable from his grandchildren.
Johnny was a member of Savannah Christian Church, the Masonic Lodge and of the National Homebuilders Association.
He is survived by two children; a son, Dale Emerson Carnes and his wife Nicole Carnes; a daughter, Shelley Carnes Smith and her two children, Landon Chad McDowell and Jonathan Noah Smith; two brothers, James Harvey Carnes and Joseph Leland Carnes, both of Richmond Hill.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Richmond Hill Funeral Home, 8901 Ford Ave. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Savannah Christian Church, 55 Al Henderson Blvd., in Savannah, 912-925-9657. Interment to follow at 3 p.m. at Bulloch Memorial Gardens, 22002 U.S. Hwy. 80 E. in Statesboro.
Richmond Hill Funeral Home, Cox Chapel, has charge of arrangements.
Richmond Hill Funeral Home - Richmond Hill
8901 Ford Ave. P.O. Box 999
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
Published in Coastal Courier from Nov. 14 to Nov. 21, 2011