Lebanon Reporter


August 31, 2012

James Junior “Jimmy” Carney

Mr. James Junior “Jimmy” Carney, 86, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation at Parkwood in Lebanon

Mr. Carney was born March 17, 1926, in Whitestown. He was the son of the now late James Martin and Myra Ellen (Carlock) Carney.

In 1950, he joined the United States Army and served as a corporal during the Korean War, where he was stationed in Virginia. 

Mr. Carney married Clara E. Nelson on June 30, 1960, in Anchorage, Alaska. Mrs. Carney passed away on July 31, 2003.

In 1958, Mr. Carney moved to Anchorage, where he worked as an air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administra-tion. He retired from there in 1974. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration in 1970 from Alaska University.

He lived in various cities throughout his life including New Orleans, La., Little Rock, Ark., Atlanta, Ga., Monroe, La., Texarkana, Texas, and Bettles and Anchorage, Alaska. From 1978 to 1992, Mr. Carney lived in Medford, Ore., then he resided in St. George, Utah, for about eight years. In 2000 he circled back to Boone County, where he had since resided in Lebanon.

As a devoted husband, father and grandfather, he was proud of his family and enjoyed his grandchildren. For over 50 years, Mr. and Mrs. Carney enjoyed square dancing, and he enjoyed being the caller for a couple of those years.

Mr. Carney was a member of New Brunswick Church of Christ and Sons of the American Revolution.

Survivors include son, Jerry Leon (Linda) Carney of Stanford, Ky.; stepchildren, Sheila K. (Keith) Westover  of Provo, Utah, and Rodger Harrison of Santa Barbara, Calif.; grandchildren, Shawnna Southerland, Sarah Slye, Kelli Carney, Lisa Kaye Goins, Kenneth “Mac” McCleneon, Jamey Harrison, Mathew Harrison and Alexis Harrison; half sister, Violet Sanders of Ottawa Lake, Mich.; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Ragsdale of Lebanon and Juanita Carney of Eminence; and several nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.

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