James Kit Carson LUBBOCK- James Kit Carson, 87, passed from this life on Sunday, January 27, 2013. We will gather for fellowship and remembrance from 6-8 p.m. today, January 29 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. A service to celebrate his life is scheduled at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. A tribute of Mr. Carson may be found at www.memorialdesigners.net, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family. James Owen was born to Bryant Lee and Gertrude Carson on July 13, 1925 in Carter County, Oklahoma. Following graduation from high school, he served in the Merchant Marines during WWII. James married Helen Laverene Carson on June 18, 1949 at the South Seminole Baptist Church in Seminole, Texas. He retired in January of 1985 from Mobil Oil Corporation following 38 years of service in the following cities, Andrews, Seminole, Denver City, Sundown and Lovington, N.M. James was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wolfforth. Survivors include his wife, Helen Laverne; sons, James Owen Carson, JR. and wife, Joy and Michael Lyn Carson and wife, Becky; daughter, Melissa Ann Qualls and husband, Robert; grandchildren, Sarah Velasquez and husband, Xavier, Chad Carson and wife, Heather, Tyler Carson and wife, Haley, James Robert Qualls and wife, Amber, and Emily Patterson and husband, Chris; great-grandchildren, Sophia Velasquez, Cecilia Velasquez, Carson Qualls, Mason Patterson; brother, Ray Carson; and sister, Phyllis Harmon and husband, Zack. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contribution be sent to the American Parkinson Disease Association, www.apdaparkinson.org.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Jan. 29, 2013