Jack Eugene CarnesSeptember 1, 1961 ~ December 2, 2017 (age 56)
Jack Carnes, age 56 of Memphis, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Troy, Ohio on September 1, 1961, to the late Bishop Donald G. Carnes and Mother Shirley A. Carnes of Troy. Mr. Carnes is preceded in death by his father, the Late Bishop Donald G. Carnes.
During Mr. Carnes life-time, he attended Troy High School, The Dayton Carpenters Apprentice School, and enlisted in the United States Army in 1981. He later married Andrea Denise Stewart-Carnes in Detroit, Michigan on May 24, 1987, and was united in Holy Matrimony by the Late Pastor Helena M. Guthery. From this union they had two (2) children, Orlando and Ciara. Jack was a “Pew Baby.” He was Saved as a teenager, and a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ until 2012, and sat under the leadership of his father the Late Bishop Donald G. Carnes, and brother, Dr. Charles Carnes, Sr. He was ordained as a Deacon under his father’s administration. In 2012, Mr. Carnes, and his wife moved to Franklin Furnace, Ohio and sat under the leadership of Bishop Samuel R. Moore of Full Gospel Assembly, Huntington, WV. Due to a job offer in Memphis they moved to Memphis in 2015, and became members of Greater Memphis Pentecostal Assembly under the leadership of Senior Pastor Alvin and Lady Carla Ray.
Mr. Carnes was a former business owner of Complete Concrete Construction and Remodeling of Dayton. Also, he was a Corrections Officer at West Central Juvenile Detention Center, Troy, Ohio for approximately seven (7) years. He was a graduate of the Police Academy of Troy. After this, he made a career change, and began working in the food industry. He has worked in the Food/Snack Food industry as a Sanitation Plant Manager for the past ten plus years. His most recent position was held with Brim’s Snack Foods in Memphis, Tennessee years until his recent demise.
Other Survivors include his devoted wife of over thirty (30) years Andrea Carnes of Memphis; son Orlando Carnes, Sr. of Memphis, Daughter, Ciara (Daniel) Whetsel of Memphis three grandchildren, Laiyanah Carnes, Orlando Carnes, Jr., and Jamel Carnes. Four brothers, Cameron Carnes of Troy, Dean (Thiel) Carnes, Sr., of Troy, John (Lisa) Carnes of Valdosta, Georgia, and Pastor Charles (Rosemary) Carnes, Sr. of Troy. Four sisters, Crystal Carnes of Troy, Roxane (Mark) Kenner of Lima, Jenifer (Benjamin) Michael of Troy, and Rebecca (Keith) Harrison of Troy, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Carnes Life-Long Best Friend, was Brother Bond Howery. His extended God-Family includes his Spiritual God Mother, State Evg. Denise Cummings of Taylor, Michigan, Clifton Cummings of Minnesota, Joachim (Heather) Cummings of Michigan, and Charles (Leticia) McMillan of Prior Lake, Minnesota.
Mr. Carnes was a family man, who tremendously loved his wife, children, and grandchildren. Jack was a dedicated worker, who was very caring, compassionate, and empathic towards his workers. We will always remember his favorite past-time of weight lifting, and the love he shared with those who crossed his path. Jack had a heart for everyone no matter one’s ethnicity, and always wanted, and expressed equality towards everyone on and off the job. In essence, his love and support were not prejudice, by any means. We will all remember his matter-of-factness, and genuine personality. “A True Man of God!!!”
A Homegoing Service will be held 11:00AM Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, Troy with Pastor Charles Carnes, Sr. officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00AM-11:00AM at the church prior to the service. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. An Honor Guard Service will take place by the Veteran's Memorial Honor Guard of Troy.Arrangements entrusted to Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy.