February 24, 1931 - March 8, 2022
David Humphries Carnes, 91, of Bloomington, Indiana, formerly of Tyrone, GA, passed away at IU Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington, IN, on March 8, 2022. David was born in Atlanta, GA, February 24, 1931 to David Humphries Carnes and Flora Carnes. He graduated from Fayette County High School in 1948. He attended Woodrow Wilson College of Law in Atlanta, GA and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 1953. He began his career in the trucking industry at Terminal Transport, Inc. in Atlanta, starting as a file clerk and working his way up to Executive Vice President. He later worked for American Freight Systems in Overland Park, KS, as Vice President of Transportation and Logistics until that corporation disbanded. His employment with American Freight Systems covered a period of 35 years. Upon the closing of American Freight Systems he worked as Director of Development at Shalom Geriatric Center in Kansas City, MO, for approximately two years. He finished his work career as the Director of Development at the Museum of the Rockies, connected with Montana State University in Bozeman, MT, from 1992 to the end of 1995. That position involved visiting with donors and prospective donors locally, regionally and nationally and cultivation events for capital campaigns. After retirement, he and Margaret enjoyed traveling, mostly in the USA, but also traveling to Canada and the United Kingdom. As Mayor of Tyrone in the early 60’s, David was instrumental in bringing city water, natural gas, paved streets and street signs to the community. Even as he worked as an executive for Terminal Transport, David, in partnership with Alton Brown, developed two perpetual care cemeteries in Fayette County. He also owned a successful construction company Durabuilt Construction. This company built homes in Tyrone and surrounding communities. Remaining active during the Covid19 pandemic, David read books and online articles concerning quantum physics and quantum mechanics. David easily read two books a week during retirement, but had been an avid reader all his life. He enjoyed playing violin with a small community classical orchestra during his time in the Kansas City, MO, area. During one performance, David was extremely amused when his violin bow hair escaped from the frog of the bow and opened up like a fountain of hair. The audience loved it. While in the Kansas City area, David and Margaret performed with The Silver Strings Orchestra, primarily composed of senior citizens. David and Margaret were considered the babies of the group. They performed as often as possible at nursing homes, retirement centers, senior citizens’ groups and the like. While living in Fayetteville, GA, David and Margaret played music at least weekly with a Jamaican classical violinist and his many musical relatives. While living in Bloomington, IN, David and Margaret performed and practiced with three different dulcimer orchestras, but they played mandolin or violin. His favorite hobby was playing violin, mandolin and piano and writing musical arrangements for a computer music software he and Margaret used for backup music when they played. He also enjoyed drawing, watercolor painting, reading, and attending concerts and music festivals and touring museums during his travels. David was preceded in death by his mother, Flora Williams; father, David Humphries Carnes; stepfather, Henry Williams; brothers Ronald Williams and Jimmy Williams; sister Patricia Winn; his first wife, Betty Farr Carnes, and step granddaughter, Kaily Pittman. David is survived by his wife, Margaret Drusch Carnes; daughter, Kathy Young (Doug), grandson Philip David (Teresa)Young, great granddaughter Marissa, step granddaughter, Rebecca Long, step grandson, Andrew Long; son, Kenneth David (Charlotte) Carnes, granddaughter, Kelly Carnes (Matt) Spraley; stepdaughter, Heidi Fuhrman (John), step grandson, Kyle, step granddaughter, Janine; stepson, Roderick Pittman (Marina); stepdaughter, Janice Pittman, step grandson, Nicholas, step granddaughter, Tasia. Survived by siblings, Richard (Johnnie) Carnes, Betty Smith, Joyce Porter, Joe (Linda) Williams plus many nieces and nephews. Memorial Services for Mr. Carnes will be held Friday, March 25, 2022 at 4 o’clock at the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with the family receiving friends one hour prior to the service. Those desiring may sign the online guest registry at www.parrottfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to prageru.com or by phone to 833-772-4378 or by check to: Prager University Foundation, 15021 Ventura Blvd. #552, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.
David Humphries Carnes, 91, of Bloomington, Indiana, formerly of Tyrone, GA, passed away at IU Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington, IN, on March 8, 2022. David was born in Atlanta, GA, February 24, 1931 to David Humphries Carnes and Flora Carnes.... View Obituary & Service Information
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