Age 74, of Grand Ledge, MI, passed away March 30, 2014. He was born February 7, 1940, in Fremont, MI, son of George and Gertrude Carson.

John was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving as a staff sergeant. He also served with the Army National Guard of Michigan. John retired after 31 years as an inspector for General Motors. He was a member of the Grand Ledge VFW and Mount Hope Church where he served for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Mary (Duncan) Carson; children, Nancy (Lance) Johnson, Rebecca (Steve) Ferris, Quint (Colleen) Carson, Magdelene (Dennis) Covert, Lydia (Alfred) Lee, Bernardino (Victoria) Gomez, Moses (Linda) Gomez, Anna Lee (Rockney) Wing, Andrew Gomez, and Ruth Ann (Robert) Wing; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and siblings, Norman, George, Kit, Ivan, Ruth, and their spouses. He was preceded in death by his parents and 9 brothers and sisters.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Mount Hope Church in the Garden Chapel, 202 S. Creyts Rd., Lansing, with the Rev. Kevin Berry officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel and one hour prior to the service time on Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to his church.

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    Dawn Pike Says:

    Great memories of John. He was a wonderful, Godly man and knew that he sincerely cared. His energy, encouraging words, and positive, vibrant personality will be cherished. He was full of spunk with his cool purple shirts and had an amazing personality. Lifting you all up in prayer for peace and comfort and cherishing the great memories with John. With much love, Dawn Pike

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    John r Phillips jr Says:

    My prayers are with you

  3. 8
    Sophia Covert & Family Says:

    It broke our hearts to lose you,
    But you didn’t go alone,
    Apart of us went with you,
    The day god took you home.

    A million times we missed you,
    A million times we cried,
    If love could have saved you,
    You never would have died.

    To the grave we travel,
    The flowers are placed with care,
    No-one knows the heartache,
    As we turn to leave you there.

    If tears could build a stairway,
    And heartaches could make a lane,
    We would walk a path to heaven,
    And bring you back again.

    Glad your not in pain anymore Grandpa… RIP 3/30/2014

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    Conception Orta Says:

    I’m so sorry that i didn’t say goodbye to grandpa John and he was a loving grandfather and playful grandfather to me when I came over to the house to visit..

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    Pamela Daly Says:

    So sorry, Rebecca. Hold his memories close.

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