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RAY E. "SKIPPER" CARSON(1946 - 2013)

Ray E. "Skipper" Carson, 66, of Shawnee, Kan., passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospice House. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at the Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, Kan. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Skipper's family wants to acknowledge and thank the staff of Shawnee Hills Senior Living Center for the exemplary care they gave him. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to St. Luke's Hospice House or Shawnee Hills Senior Living Center. Skipper was born Dec. 28, 1946, in Marshall, Mo., and spent his early childhood years in Storm Lake, Iowa, before moving to Kansas City, Kan., where he resided most of his life. After his retirement, Skipper moved to Edwards, Mo., (Lake of the Ozarks), where he lived until his return to the KC area in 2011. He worked for Colgate-Palmolive for 27 years, before he retired as a Dryer Operator in 2005. While at Colgate-Palmolive he received their "You Can Make a Difference Award" for an innovative idea he thought of, which saved the company money. He was a long- time member of OCAW, and then PACE International Union, Local 5- 0114. Skipper served as a Machinist in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, was a Life Member of the VFW Post 6654. He loved hunting, fishing, boating, reading books and playing video poker. Skipper was also an avid fan of KC Chiefs Football and KU Basketball. He was preceded in death by his mother, Minnie Speed, and a sister, Patricia Crawford. Survivors include sister, Lisa Couts and husband Fred; two nieces, Megan Marshall and husband Eric, and Tori Jo Couts; an aunt, Georgia Jane Williams, all of Shawnee; and numerous cousins and friends. Chapel Hill - Butler Funeral Home, 913-334-3366 www.chapelhill-butler.com


Funeral Home

Chapel Hill - Butler Funeral Home
701 North 94th Street Kansas City, KS 66112
(913) 334-3366

Published in Kansas City Star from Nov. 23 to Nov. 24, 2013
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