Johnny  Carson


John Keith Carson, 70, of Tifton passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019, at his residence. His funeral service was held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019, at Tifton's First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Chip Grantham officiating. Mr. Carson was laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Born August 18, 1949 in Tifton, Mr. Carson was the son of the late James Mason Carson and Doris Gwendolyn Ridburg Carson. Before retiring, he taught at Tiftarea Academy for 25 years, where he was awarded Teacher of the Year. He attended Tift County High School and ABAC and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1970. While attending the University of Georgia, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and loved the Georgia Bulldogs. He was formerly co-owner of Carson Brothers Laundry. He was a veteran of the United States Army and attended the Army Language School. While serving, he was stationed in Germany for three years with the Military Police. He was active in the Tiftarea YMCA and was an active member of Tifton's First United Methodist Church, where he participated in International Mission trips. He also loved to travel.
Mr. Carson is survived by his partner, Vikki Vance of Tifton; and one brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy B. and Sheila Carson of Tifton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the First United Methodist Church Missions Fund, 107 12th Street West, Tifton, GA 31794.
You may offer condolences to the family at the online guest registry at Services for the Carson family were under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.
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Published on August 23, 2019
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