In Memory

Albert Carnell

Albert Carnell

Albert Lee Carnell Jr., loving, caring and devoted husband, father and grandfather, age 59, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing after a long illness.

   Albert was born July 28, 1944 in Battle Creek, the son of Albert Lee and Etta May (Welliver) Carnell. He was a graduate of Battle Creek Central High School and a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in Vietnam for 13 ½ months on the USS Independence. He was employed at Owens-Illinois (Owens-Brockway) Glass Container Co. in Charlotte for 27 ½ years, retiring due to ill health, and was a member of GMP Union Local #202. Al was a member of the Charlotte Bowling Association and an avid bowler, having bowled in several leagues in the association.

   Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Josephine (Doxtader) Carnell; daughter, Sherrie (Jeff) Kent of Holt; sons, Albert Lee Carnell III of Holt, Jamie Nelson Carnell of Potterville and Michael Duane Carnell of Potterville; six grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; sister, Beverly Elaine Carnell of Muskegon; mother-in-law, Dorothy Doxtader of Lansing; aunt, Dorothy Carnell of Augusta; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

   He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, June VanDam.

   Funeral services were held Jan. 5 at Burkhead-Green Funeral Home in Charlotte, with Charles Jenson officiating. Interment with military honors was held at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta.