Graveside services for Harold will be Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, 2:00 p.m. in the Ava Cemetery, Ava, MO with full military honors by Troy Herd American Legion Post #112. Officiating is Bishop Carlton Barrus.
Harold was born in 1925 in Jacksonville, Illinois to Walter and Bertha Rae Carson. He attended Jacksonville High School and graduated in 1943. He received a chemistry scholarship to college, but because of World War II he joined the United States Navy in1943. Harold fought in several Naval Battles in the South Pacific, including the Battle of the Marianas Islands. He retired from the Navy after serving 28 years. Harold met the love of his life Emily Ayres and they were married in Mare Island, California on December 7, 1954. They had five children and the family traveled to interesting places around the world.
Surviving family members are; Michael Carson and his wife Sheila of Maryland, James Carson of Kentucky, Cathy Johnson and her husband Douglas of Montana, Cherie Gordon of Missouri, and Tricia wife Bill Carson of North Carolina. Harold has 16 grandchildren, and 29 G grandchildren and 1 GG Grandchild. Harold was preceded in death by his wife Emily, parents, step-mother Virginia Carson, and his son Bill Carson.
Harold was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ava, Missouri He was a wonderful husband an extraordinary father and will be greatly missed by all who loved him. He will be buried in the Ava Cemetery next to his wife.