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Rodger Carson

December 19, 2012
Salem News

LAKE WALES, Fla. - Rodger Carson of Lake Wales, formerly of Salem, died Dec. 15 at the Winter Haven Hospital.

Born May 1, 1931, in Portage County, Ohio, he was the son of the late Lee B. and Hilda V. (Eans) Carson.

Mr. Carson was a retired regional sales manager for Reynolds Metal Company. He was a veteran of the Korean war, serving in the US Army, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales.

Survivors include his wife, Golda Mae Carson of 61 years; daughters, Linette M. (Rex) Simmons of Georgetown, Texas, Ruthie (Mike) Snyder of Salem, Ohio, Melanie (Greg) Gumbrecht of Davisburg, Mich.; a brother, Ronald Lucas of Winter Haven, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home with the Rev. Chad Reynolds officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to the Masonic Home of Florida.

Condolences may be sent to the family at




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