Herman Ray Carlile (1933 - 2014)

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Herman Ray Carlile, 81, O'Donnell Road, Sigel, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at Brookville Hospital.
Born June 5, 1933, in Sweetwater, Texas, he was the son of S.W. Carlile and Bertha Berry Carlile. His wife, Alice, passed into eternal rest Jan. 23, 2014.
He served in the U.S. Army, enlisting in 1953 after graduating from high school.
Mr. Carlile had a successful career as a pipe liner and equipment operator. He served 55 years with the International Union of Operating Engineers. He was proud of his years of service and shared many fond memories of his work with family and friends.
He enjoyed woodworking, reading, driving his Ranger, and being outdoors with his horses, dogs, cats and bees over the years.
He was a devoted husband, and kind and generous to all he met. He loved children and shared his love and excitement for learning with everyone he encountered.
He is survived by his mother, Bertha Carlile of Albuquerque, N.M.; his brother, Jerry (Dorothy) Carlile of Albuquerque, N.M.; two sisters, Norma (the late Cletus) Mullins of Safford, Ariz.; Joan (the late John) Baker of Clarksville, Ark.; two daughters, Karen (Bob) Nix of Henderson, Nev.; Tamara (Joe Foldano) Patterson of Rialto, Calif.; grandson, Wesley Nix of Henderson, Nev.; and nephew, Travis Troutman of Sigel.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 29) at McKinney Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Brookville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the funeral home with Pastor Randy Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Donahey Hill Cemetery, Millstone Township, Elk County. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Mr. Carlile to a .
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McKinney - d'Argy Funeral Home
345 Main St
Brookville, PA 15825
(814) 849-7375
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Published in The Courier Express from Oct. 29 to Oct. 30, 2014
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