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LTC (Ret.) USA, Julian  Hobert Carnes Jr.

LTC (Ret.) USA, Julian Hobert Carnes Jr.
  • January 30, 1934 - August 21, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Donations may be made in Julian's memory to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America,
    290 Turnpike Road
    Suite 5-315
    Westborough, MA 01581

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“Julian was a great man an friend,my granddaughter Brooklyn loved him dearly ,you will be missed ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Deborah Cooper - Georgetown, SC

“I am so saddened to hear of Monk Carnes passing. What a dear friend he was. He befriended me while I was Dean of The Citadel School of Business,...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Wallace Earl Walker - SC - Friend

“Eric and Margaret Katz are praying with the Carnes Family on the transition of Chris's Father, LTC (Ret) Carnes, Jr. LTC (Ret) Carnes Jr's...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Eric Katz - Woodbridge, VA

“Rest in Peace, Bulldog.Rev. Dean Penland Citadel '88 ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Rev. Dean Penland - Brother

“Our Sincerest Condolences! ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Harriett & Vito Galante - Friend

“Ute, so sorry for your loss. You married a fine Citadel man who lived a full life. May our Lord comfort you and bring you his peace. Enjoy the...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Chuck Boardman - Friend

“I will truly miss Julian at the German Friendly, DBB, and the WLI. He was a true gentleman and a proven Patriot.I salute you! ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Thomas Weinzierl - Friend

“My sincere condolences and heart-felt sympathy to the Carnes family on Julian's passing. Thank you, Chris Carnes, for the privilege of introducing...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Richard B Hodges - Acquaintance

“Carne's family, you have our deepest sympathy on your loss. Such patriotism as Julian had is an inspiration. We wish you peace and comfort as you...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Todd and Marce Cunningham - NY

“Dear Ute, Chris, Barbara and all of the Carnes Family,Please accept Judy and my heart felt sympathy. We all morn Julian's passing.As my boss,...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Richard Walker - Lutz, FL

“Sad to learn of LTC Carnes' death. Honored to serve together in the 24th Engineer Battalion - learned many valuable lessons from him. Gratifying to...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Stephan Bassett - New York, NY

“One of the best friends in high school, college and since that I ever had. May The Lord welcome him into heaven. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Russell Parker - Tucker, GA

On Friday, August 21, 2020, Lt. Col. Julian Hobert Carnes, Jr. (US Army, Ret.), 86, of Mount Pleasant, SC, peacefully entered into eternal rest, surrounded by his loving family.

Julian, known in the family as "Buddy", was born January 30, 1934, in Miami, FL to Julian H. and Edna V. Carnes (nee Cummings). He graduated from Miami Senior High School in 1951. Julian attended The Citadel (where he was known as "Monk"), graduating in 1955 with a BS in Civil Engineering, and was immediately commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant of Engineers in the Regular Army. While on active duty, he earned a MS in Civil Engineering from Stanford in 1964.

During his 20 plus year military career, Julian served in the US, Germany, Korea, and Vietnam. While stationed in Germany in 1958, Julian met and married Ute Gisela Wilhelmy. He commanded units from platoon through battalion (24th Engineer Battalion, 4th Armored Div., W. Germany). After serving at The Pentagon on The Army Staff, Julian retired in 1975.

Following his military career, Julian was employed by The American Iron and Steel Inst., and then SeaLand Corp. In 1981 he started his own business, Concrete Coring Co. Thereafter, he worked for Day & Zimmermann, until establishing Phoenix Consultants, Inc.

After retiring in 2002, Julian and Ute moved to the Lowcountry, where they enjoyed the company of Citadel classmates and alumni, and where he played golf. In 2010, he co-founded the Myasthenia Gravis Support Group, and until his passing was committed to helping fellow sufferers.

Julian was a Master Mason, a member of the German Friendly Soc., the Washington Light Infantry, Der Deutsche Brüderliche Bund, a Life Member of The Citadel Alumni Assoc., the 196th Light Infantry Brigade Assoc., the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Military Officer Assoc., and the American Mensa Society.

Julian was a devoted father and husband, who lived by his values: honesty, integrity, and service to country and community. He is survived by his caring wife of 62 years, Ute G. Carnes; daughter Barbara U. Carnes-Warren (David); son, Lt. Col. Christopher S. Carnes (USA, Ret.) (Heather); brother, Douglas M. Carnes (Beth); three grandchildren: Charlotte, Annabelle, and Theodore Warren; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Roper Hospice Cottage for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Julian's memory to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America,

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Regretfully, due to COVID-19, all services are private. Burial with military honors will be held at Beaufort National Cemetery.