William A. “Bill” Carson, 96, Pittsburg, Kan., died at 9:30am, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.

William A. “Bill” Carson, 96,  Pittsburg, Kan., died at 9:30am, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.
He was born July 11, 1921 in Irwin, Penn., the son of Robert and Christie (Wiek) Carson.
He graduated from Norwin School District in Irwin.
On Aug 3, 1942 he was inducted into the U.S. Army; he was honorably discharged March 16, 1946 attaining the Rank of Sergeant. 
Bill was united in marriage to Violet Deane Woollen on July 23, 1948 in Wadsworth, Kan.; she preceded him in death on Jan. 30, 2012.
He worked for Phillips 66 Petroleum Company for 25 years, he then went on to purchase a fuel distributorship where he owned and operated Carson Oil Company for many years
He was a longtime member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Pittsburg; additional memberships include the Frontenac American Legion Post #43 and the Kansas Oil Marketers Association.
Survivors include three sons: Alan (Nancy) Carson, Lee’s Summit, Mo., Kent (Lea) Carson,  Fairland, Okla., and Marlin Carson, Frontenac, Kan., along with five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a brother Bob Carson.
Funeral services were held at  2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg with Rev. Monte Shoemake officiating.  Burial followed in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. 
Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com.  Memorials may be made to the Kansas Nurse Foundation in honor of Ellen Carson and/or the Weir Baptist Camp; these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home. 
Services are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, Kan.