William H. Carman, who was born in Casey County, Kentucky, on Sept. 4, 1938, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at the Indiana Masonic Home Hospital, where he had been a patient for a few hours. He would have been 78 on Sept. 4.
William, a Franklin High School graduate in 1957, was a veteran of two tours in the U.S. Coast Guard and one tour in the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of Indiana University and was a registered geologist and a real estate broker. Some say he was a dreamer, a soldier of fortune who traveled and explored extensively.
William also had worked for the American Coal Company in Alaska in the northwest.
William was preceded in death by his parents, Willie F. Carman and Oma Emerson Carman; and nephews, Douglas Carman, Leslie Carman, Steven “Luke” Herald and Andrew Stolworthy of Warsaw.
William is survived by a sister, the Rev. Wanda Carter of Star City; brothers, Juel Carman (Patti) of Franklin and Buel Carman (Lana) of Pensacola, Florida; three nieces, Sandra Herald Stolworthy, Amy Carman Wiley and Melissa Carman; and five nephews, Andrew Carman, James Carman, David Herald, John Herald and Mark Herald.
Other survivors include Jeannie Carman, William’s former wife of Scottsdale, Arizona; and best friend since childhood, Floyd Peyton of Greenwood.
No services will be scheduled, per William’s request.