Gary Edward Carson, 71, of 230 Grande Dr., died, November 13, 2020 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Carson was born March 6, 1949 in Alleghany County a son of the late Finnie and Lula Mae Humphries Paxton.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother H.L. Paxton.
Gary was a former manager of the Pilot Convenience Store in Covington. He also served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.
Surviving are a son Kevin Carson and wife Jessica of Covington, a daughter Michelle Burgess and husband Shawn of White Sulphur Springs, WV, seven grandchildren; Brittany Martin, Shalee Kornhiser, Beth Malcom, Shawna Burgess, Natasha Brookman, Nicole Carson, and Kaiden Carson, eight great grandchildren, two sisters Vicky Ferris and husband Mike and Marilyn Brookman, three brothers Finnie Carson and wife Dreama, Mike Carson and wife Beverly, and Terry Paxton all of Covington, and a number of nieces and nephews.
In keeping with his wishes his body has been cremated.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Arritt funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.
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