Carl Edward Ezell passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
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He was born Nov. 19, 1924, in Logan County. He moved to Bowling Green as a young child and lived there his remaining years. He was the son of the late Robert Thurston and Harriett Hood Ezell.
Carl was a veteran of World War II in the European Theatre with the 13th Armored Infantry Division where he received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a retired construction superintendent for Alliance Corporation. During his career, he supervised many projects at Western Kentucky University as well as building schools and churches in Warren and surrounding counties. He was an active member of Faith United Methodist Church, formerly Kerr Memorial United Methodist. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf as well as reading.
He was preceded in death by three bothers, Lewis, Boyd and Robert Ezell; two sisters, Virginia Cherry and Ida Carpenter; and a son-in-law, Michael Allen.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Elizabeth Yadon Ezell; two daughters, Amelia Allen of Elizabethtown and Barbara Neighbors (Ron) of Bowling Green; a son, Mark Ezell (Elizabeth) of Birmingham, Ala.; nine grandchildren, Chrissy Skaggs (Doug), James Neighbors, Cathy Bolser (Scott), Jason Neighbors (Amy), Leigh Anne Peterson (Josh), Shea Allen (Allison), Robert Neighbors, Laura Ezell and Robert Ezell; and eight great-grandchildren. Carl was blessed to have many nieces and nephews who were a very important part of his life.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Faith United Methodist Church on Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Bowling Green. Burial follows in Fairview Cemetery in Bowling Green.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel in Bowling Green and continues at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Faith United Methodist Church or The Salvation Army.
Arrangements are entrusted to J. C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel.
Published in The News-Enterprise on Feb. 26, 2013