Joseph Malcolm Carson Jr.
Joseph Malcolm Carson Jr., 88, of St. Clairsville, OH, peacefully passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019, with his family by his side.
He was born on July 12, 1931, in Norfolk, VA, to Rear Admiral Joseph Malcolm Carson and Evelyn Weaver Carson.
Mr. Carson grew up in Front Royal, VA, and received his Bachelor’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in New Jersey. On April 2, 1955, he married the love of his life, Joyce Cooley Hammock. In 1968, Mr. Carson bought into a small business, United Ohio Valley Dairy, located in Martins Ferry, OH. Under Mr. Carson’s leadership, United Dairy became one of the top privately held independent dairy processors in the nation. In 2000, he retired from the company’s operations leaving his sons to run the business, but still served in the position of chairman until 2003. In 2018, Mr. and Mrs. Carson retired to Providence Point Senior Living Community in Pittsburgh, PA.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Joyce (Hammock) Carson; children, Jean (Blake) Hamilton, Judith (Jim) Spering, Joseph (Ellen) Carson, and James (Kristin) Carson; grandchildren, Dana, Drew (Avery), Leigh, Jac, Kendon, Keeley, Carson (Sydney), Aubrey, Kristin, Ally, Collin, Will, Sam, Katherine, and Claire; one great-grandchild on the way, and many friends, relatives and caregivers.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Captain Aubrey Weaver Carson (Betsy, surviving); and his faithful canine companion, Annie.
Mr. Carson was a member of The First Presbyterian Church and Friends Church, both of St. Clairsville, OH. He enjoyed golfing, tennis and swimming. Perhaps he was best known for being an avid fan of the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Twins. Most of all, Mr. Carson loved spending time with his family, especially on family vacations. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Providence Point Chapel, 500 Providence Point Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA, 15243, on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 2 p.m. Interment will take place Sunday at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Front Royal, VA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org; Greater PA Chapter, 1100 Liberty Ave Suite E 201, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222; or Greater East Ohio Chapter, 3711 Starr Centre Dr. Ste. 4, Canfield, OH, 44406.
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