TALLADEGA, Ala. - Ben Louis Carman Sr. was born Feb. 9, 1922, in Mountain Grove, Mo. He passed away in his sleep in the morning Monday, June 23, 2008, at a veteran's home in Alabama.
He worked at Frenchtown Grade School as a custodian and a bus driver before moving to Alabama.
Ben was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Joann; and son, William.
He is survived by two sons, Ben Jr. (Shirley) of Corvallis, and Richard (Sue) of Alabama; grandsons, Ben III, Shawn and Paul; and two great-grandsons, Keith and Logan Carman.
A military graveside service was held Thursday, June 26, in Alabama.