James William Carnahan, age 77 of Goodlettsville, passed away on July 25, 2017.
He was born on February 25, 1940 to the late James Ora and Jannie Marie Carnahan in Robertson County, Tennessee. He was a 1959 graduate of East High School and a member of the Tennessee Travelers Senior Golf Association and Goodlettsville Church of Christ.
Mr. Carnahan was a gentle and loving man providing for his beloved wife and three boys the past 57 years. He was a hard worker, retiring with 37 years from DuPont and then continuing to work hard in the yard and around the house.
He enjoyed spending time with his friends playing golf but cherished the memories that were made watching his children and grandchildren playing baseball, softball, basketball and golf.
One of Mrs. Faye's favorite memories was the month long trip they took driving from Goodlettsville all the way to San Diego to see her aunt. They planed different stops to see all the different attractions and enjoyed packing picnics along the way. She said it was truly a wonderful trip that she will cherish forever.
Mr. Carnahan will be remembered as a devout Christian, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother.
Mr. Carnahan is preceded in death by his parents James Ora and Jannie Marie Carnahan.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Faye D. Carnahan; sons, Tim (Melissa) Carnahan, Jeff (Linda) Carnahan and Keith (Lisa) Carnahan; grandchildren, Alyssa Carnahan, Nathan (Lauren) Carnahan, Katelin Carnahan, Ashton (Thomas) Werfel, Allie (Brett) Richardson, Mitchell (Ashley) Carnahan, Alden (Katie) Carnahan and Branston Carnahan; great-granddaughter, Finley Beth Werfel and brother Jerry (Donna) Carnahan.
A Life Celebration will be held on July 28, 2017 at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Cole and Garrett Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Baugh officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with Nathan Carnahan, Mitchell Carnahan, Alden Carnahan, Branston Carnahan, Thomas Werfel and Brett Richardson serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 27th from 3:00pm to 8:00 pm then again on Friday from 1:00pm until the time of service.
Donations can be made in Memory of Jimmy to the Alzheimer's Association or to the Goodlettsville Church of Christ.
These arrangements were entrusted to Cole & Garrett Funeral Home 127 N. Main Street Goodlettsville, Tennessee 37072 615-859-5231 www.coleandgarrett.com