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William Gregory Carson
  • Hollings Cancer Center
    86 Jonathan Lucas Street
    MSC 955
    Charleston, SC 29425

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“Iris and Family,God bless you and your families. Bill and I crossed paths nearly 25 years ago when I was in the USCG. He helped influence my...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Michael Millar - Charleston, SC

“Ms Iris, Bill Jr and family - Mr. Bill was a great influence and a good friend of mine for many years. Vanessa and I were very sad to hear of his...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Lindsay & Vanessa Oswald - SC

“To The Carson Family,I am so very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was such a wonderful person. A great neighbor, so caring about everyone and...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Jan Miller - Charleston, SC

4 of 8 | Posted by: Jan Miller - Charleston, SC

“To Karen & Kevin. It is with sadness that we learn of your father's passing. Take comfort in knowing that he is with the Lord he loved. We ask...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Ron & Nancy Eichman - Whitehall, PA

“Uncle Greg, I will miss your hugs & kisses, hearing your voice and getting surpruse calls for no reason, except to tell me you love me. I am proud...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Peggy Carson - Ocala, FL - Family

“You are in my thoughts and prayers. May Gods light shine eternal on Bill, and continue to guide you all thru the ages.Much love and peace,Ty Leslie ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Ty Leslie - Charleston, SC

“To the Carson family,I am very sorry to hear of Mr. Bills' passing.I enjoyed seeing him every time our paths crossed.I will keep all of you in my...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Jim Hayes - Ravenel, SC

William "Bill" Gregory Carson, 83, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Iris Lee Wilson Carson entered into eternal rest Tuesday, May 8, 2018. His memorial service will be held Saturday, May 12, 2018 in St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 67 Anson Street at 2:00 p.m. Interment, Churchyard. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Bill was born July 23, 1934 in Methuen, Massachusetts, son of the late George Carson and Ruth Westwell Carson. He served as an altar boy at St. Monica's Catholic Church and attended Methuen High School.

After serving in the U.S. Army, Bill began a long career as a marine engineer, both at sea and on land as a surveyor for the American Bureau of Shipping and later as a private consultant.

In 1963 Bill met and married Iris Lee Wilson of Wilmington, Delaware and began a family. They lived in Wilmington and Baltimore before settling on James Island in 1987.

In retirement, Bill captained a charter fishing boat, sharing his love of the estuaries around his beloved adopted home.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Iris; brothers: George Carson and Barry Carson; sisters: Ruth Bower and Nancy Browell; his children: Marianne Austin, Beth Hammer, Kelly Snouffer, Karen Eichman, Melissa Pound and Bill Carson; 19 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hollings Cancer Center, 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, MSC 955, Charleston, SC 29425.

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St. Stephens Episcopal Churchyard

67 Anson Street Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-8818