My Brother, Matt’s, Eulogy of our Dad

​My dad was an anomaly. By today’s standards he was a radical thinker. He believed that he could change the world for God by loving those around him.

To all members of his family, he loved you. In some instances filling in as a father to give you away in marriage when other family could not. He faithfully prayed for all members of his family by name daily.

Co-workers and drivers from Citgo, remember my dad as the snack-bar custodian. For years my dad faithfully tended to the snack-bar enabling Citgo to donate all profits to charities like the march-for-dimes or St Jude’s children’s hospital.

To the members of his work family, he loved you.  My dad carried a journal with him that listed each of you by name. Every morning he would grab a cup of coffee from the kitchen and/or go to McDonalds taking along his journal with your names listed. As he drank his coffee, he reviewed the names listed while praying that God would bring you closer to Him.

My dad was a quiet man who said few words, but when he spoke, he spoke in truth and love. His quiet manner, constantly seeking God made a larger impact on me in his death than when he was alive.

Thank you for your example,

I love you dad!

2 Corinthians 5:17

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: all things are passed away; behold all things are become new.”

My Dad’s Obituary

Bill Carman, age 66, went home to be with his Lord, July 11, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Deborah, three sons, their wives and children. Bill grew up in northern Indiana with his four sisters. He met his wife, Deborah, while in high school and married in 1972. Not only was he a wonderful husband, he was also a dear father to three sons and was a loving grandfather to twelve grandchildren. Bill proudly served as a Senior Airman in the United States Air Force working as an Air Traffic Controller, and later became a dedicated employee of Citgo Petroleum for over 35 years. He will be greatly missed.

Well loved by both friends and family, here are a few heartfelt words from his three sons to their dad:

“My dad, Bill Carman, died unexpectedly yesterday. He was a good man, a caring father, grandfather, and husband. We will all miss him.” -Nathan Carman

“My dad was a good man and a great example of how to live and how to love those around him. He died today… His death left me wanting one more breakfast, one more Christmas jigsaw puzzle, one more thought-provoking FB post (that I always took for granted). But most of all, I want just one more conversation with him. He was a living testament of God’s love through Jesus and a measuring stick for how to live my life.” -Matthew Carman

“‘Loyal’ – That’s the word that I would use to describe my dad, Bill Carman. He was loyal to Jesus, his wife, his family, his church, and his job. He was not a man of many words, but the words he said were predictable, ‘love, Jesus, God, salvation’ being the highest among them. His last written words to me on my recent wedding anniversary were, ‘My only advice is to love God supremely and to love each other, lifting up the one who is down – Ecclesiastes 4:9-12′” -Jeremy Carman

Visitation and funeral services will be held at Whitworth Memorial Baptist Church, 3014 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37214, on Monday, July 15. Visitation from 10am-12pm and funeral service at 12pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Whitworth Memorial Baptist Church.