Robert Alexander Carson, Sr. ’50

Robert Alexander Carson, Sr. ’50, a native of Marks, Miss., died at his home Dec. 31. Bob was born in Charlotte, N.C., Jan. 16, 1927. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. McAlister Carson; two sisters, Sally Carson Dowd and Abigail Alexander Carson; a brother, McAlister Carson Jr. ’46; and granddaughter, Lillian Graham Carson. In 1944 he volunteered for the Naval Air Corp and served as a radio gunner until his discharge in 1946, when he entered Davidson. Bob and his wife of 60 years, the former Lillian Graham, married in 1947. Bob moved to Mississippi in 1951, where he became involved in farming in the Mississippi Delta. He remained in farming until his retirement in 2004. He and his family farmed Buckskin Plantation. Bob was a Sunday school teacher for adults and youth for over 40 years. He was an elder of Marks Presbyterian Church, and was known best to his friends as a strong PCA Presbyterian and an uncompromising Calvinist. Bob is survived by his wife, Lillian Graham Carson, P.O. Box 306, Marks, MS 38646; his son, Robert A. Carson, Jr. (Sally), and two grandchildren, Fowler and Robert Carson III; and daughters, Donna Buford Carson and Lillian Graham Carson.