Franklin Delano Carson

January 24, 1934 - March 6, 2021

Franklin Delano Carson passed away peacefully in his home on March 6,2021 at the age of 87. Frank was born in Phenix, Virginia on January 24, 1934 to Leslie Dillard Carson and Annie Templeton Carson. He served in the US Army and was a veteran of the Korean conflict. Frank then worked at General Electric and retired after 35 years of service. Upon retirement from GE, he enjoyed working part time at Harris Teeter and Kroger. Frank is preceded in death by his wife Grace S. Carson. Frank is survived by his children, Leslie Carson Harris (Bobby Harris), Ann Carson Reinisch (Roger Reinisch), Franklin D Carson Jr. (Frances Tyree) and Mark Dale Carson; his grandchildren, Seth Harris, Carson Reinisch, Forrest Carson, and Fischer Carson; his sister, Gaile Hensley and her husband Wallace Hensley. The family of Frank wishes to thank Centra Hospice for their guidance, support and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Lynchburg Humane Society. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360. Our father would want his loved ones and friends to reflect on this poem as they remember him.

Weep not for me though I have gone

Into that gentle night

Grieve if you will, but not for long

Upon my soul’s sweet flight

I am at peace, my soul’s at rest

There is no need for tears

For with your love, I was so blessed

For all those many years

There is no pain, I suffer not

The fear is now all gone

Put now these things out of your thoughts

In your memory I live on

Please do not dwell upon my death

But celebrate my life