Joe McKinley Carson Jr.

Jan. 26, 1944-

Dec. 22, 2015


Joe McKinley Carson Jr. departed this earthly life on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015 at the age of 71. Joe M. Carson Jr. was born Jan. 26, 1944 in Corpus Christi to Joe McKinley Carson Sr. and Dorothy-Lee Berry Carson. He attended Oak Lawn and Turner High School. He served in the U.S. Army. He loved working with his hands and was a self-employed mechanic. He was preceded in death by his mother Dororthy-Lee Berry Carson and two brothers Johnny Carson and Kenneth Carson. He is survived by two sisters Tina McCaney (Mark) and Helen Johnson (Johnny B); one brother Robert Carson (Dot). Joe married Gracie Kelley Carson on Dec. 22, 1961. He had seven daughters Edith Horton (J.C.), JoeAnn Carson, Laveta Massey (Keith), Sharon Kyons, Tanny Taylor (Don), Katina Pickens, Sharrale Morris (Charles); four sons James Carson, Eric Carson (Portia), Michael Carson, Tarrell Carson (Aurelia); 29 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The viewing is from 2 to 7 p..m. On Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015 at El Bethel Baptist Church in Waxahachie. Services are under the direction of Community Funeral Home.