Chan W. Carson, 67

Chan W. Carson, 67, of Brady, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, in San Angelo. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Lonny Poe officiating. Belinda Buquoi and “Amazing Grace”. Burial followed at Camp San Saba Cemetery. He was born Jan. 2, 1940, in Field Creek, Llano County to Meredith and Irene (Marshall) carson and grew up in Camp San Saba on the Tommy Brook Ranch. He married Carolyn Dearing Aug. 12, 1961, in Fredericksburg. Chan contracted polio at the age of 14 and speny his recovery time at Gonzales Warm Springs foundation. He had to work hard every day to overcome the challenges that he faced and he was a fighter ’til the end. Chan gradutated from Brady High School in 1958, was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Mason and was active in the Brady Jaycees. He coached in the Brady Little League baseball program and had a positive impact on many young boys. He also had a great love for the outdoors. Chan enjoyed hunting, fishing and going to the horse races with his friends and family and believed in living life to the fullest every day. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Carolyn Carson of Brady; two sons, Holt Carson and wife, Teresa, of Dripping Springs, and Chad Carson and wife, Heidi, of San Angelo; five grandchildren, Logan, Jody, Mica, Jenna and Will Carson; three sisters, Amelia Britteon of Brady, Betty Jean McGee of San Angelo and Barbara Martin and husband, H.D. of Brady, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Marjorie Neal. Pallbearers were Jimmy Martin, Mike Martin, Edgar Marshall, Dennis Buquoi, Chris Short and Toad Hill. Honorary pallbearers were Ted Carson, Larry Howard, Johnny Dale Williams, Don Taylor, Carl Keith, Bill Hall, Ronnie Turnell, Joe Evridge, Leroy Tengwall and Chuck Priess. Contributions in Chan’s honor may be made to the March of Dimes.

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