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Sonny Carl


August 1, 2019

Memorial services for Delbert “Sonny” Carl Jr., 79, of Ewing, were held Thursday, Aug. 1, at 10:30 a.m., at the United Methodist Presbyterian Church in Ewing, with Pastor Larena officiating.

Visitation was Wednesday, July 31 from 5 -7 p.m. at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater. Burial will be Ewing City Cemetery, with military rites conducted by Sanders American Legion Post #214 and Legion Riders.

Sonny died July 27 at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk. Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Delbert, better known to friends and family as Sonny, was born in Star, Oct. 24, 1939 to Delbert and Adeline Carl. On Dec. 26, 1958, Sonny married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Ann Wright.

Sonny graduated from Ewing Public School in 1958, where he was an all-around athlete.

While attending high school he joined the National Guard. Upon graduating, Sonny joined the Army and went on to become a paratrooper at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.

After paratrooper training, Sonny was stationed in Germany. He received an honorary discharge from the service in 1961.

Sonny and Patricia raised their family on a small dairy farm south of Ewing, where they raised livestock and put up hay. He was an avid waterfowl hunter with his trusty hunting companion Caesar. Sonny also enjoyed fishing and coyote hunting.

He was a skilled card player at the local feed store and belonged to the Texas Hold’ Em card club.

Sonny is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia; sister, Ruby Williamson; sisters-in-law, Bonnie (Don) Drey and Janet Carl; children Debra (Jerry) Wagner, Danny Carl, Denise (Jon) Kasperbauer and Dawn (Mick) McIntire; grandchildren, Jennifer (Dan) Cunningham, Jeremy (Page) Wagner, Joe (Amber) Wagner, Shelbi Sisson, Hilary (Ashton) Ferguson, Emalee Kasperbauer, Chase McIntire and Cassidy McIntire; great-grandchildren Blake, Elise and MacKenzie Cunningham, Wyatt, Brenna and Mathias Wagner, Charlie, Paityn, Patrick and Collins Wagner, Weston and Wayge Ferguson; along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Loriane and Roy Wright; stepfather, Art Ruerode; brother, Marvin; brother-in-laws, Richard Williamson and Royce Wright; an infant grandson, many friends and Army buddies.


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