OBERLIN, Kansas -- James W. Carmon, 79, died Monday (Dec. 20, 2010), at Oberlin, Kan.
He was born Dec. 10, 1931, at Kopperl, Texas, to Oliver Perry and Lillie Lee (Boyd) Carmon. He was raised in Texas and graduated from Albany High School in Albany, Texas, in 1950.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict,
He married Norma Bailey in 1955. He served as a pastor-evangelist in Wisconsin, Montana, Kansas and Texas, retiring to Oberlin in 2009.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Wanda Marsee; and brothers, Orlando and Floyd.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Carmon of Oberlin; four daughters, Vickie and husband, Armin Sowers of rural Dresden, Kansas, Yvonne and husband, Dennis Schultz of Mount Gilead, Ohio, Janet and husband, Wylie Anderson of rural Angora, Nebraska and Janell and husband, John Meyers of Hamtramck, Michigan; a sister, Ruth Carver of Athens, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, at Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin with the Revs. John Meyers and Dennis Schultz officiating. Burial will be at Lund Covenant Cemetery in rural Dresden.
Visitation is Wednesday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and Thursday, 8 a.m., until the time of the service, at the funeral home. The casket will be closed to the public.
Memorials may be made to Erdheim-Chester Global Alliance or Acts 29 Fellowship.
Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin is in charge of arrangements.