John P. Carson, 77, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Fort Worth. Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth. Interment: 4 p.m. Friday in Granbury Cemetery in Granbury. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fort Worth Opera. Mr. Carson was born Aug. 20, 1936, in Fort Worth to George Harold Carson and Mary Ruth Redding Carson. He married Leta Nelle Thomason on June 17, 1967, in Granbury; she preceded him in death May 17, 1999. John graduated from Fort Worth North Side High School and Texas Christian University where he received his BA and master's degrees. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy
. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. He was active with the Fort Worth Opera Guild and served on its board. John also supported the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Survivors: Son, Phillip Carson and wife, Julie; grandchildren, Natalie Rose Carson and Thomason Joseph Carson; sister, Jackie Blackburn; sister-in-law, Mary Strain; and numerous nieces and nephews.