Mr. Lewis Virgil Carnley, age 92, of Opp, Alabama passed away Saturday, March 19, 2022 at his home.
Mr. Carnley proudly served his country in the U. S. Air Force and U. S. Army. He was a rated Army Aviator in both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Opp for 55 years, and taught Sunday school for approximately 50 of those years. He served on most of the committees within the church. He was elected a Deacon in 1974 and served three terms as Deacon Chairman.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 57 plus years, Joann Pelham Carnley; second wife of 3.5 years, Brunice Bonner Patterson Carnley; parents, Bertie Mae Johnson Carnley and J. C. Carnley; brother, James L. Carnley and his wife, Betty; and brother-in-law, Henry Wilkes.
Mr. Carnley is survived by his sons, David Carnley (Kathy) and Kent Carnley (Carol); step-children, Cindy Messick (Tim), George “Chuck” Patterson (Carrie), and Judson Patterson (Renee); sisters, Katie Wilkes and Ann Grimes (Saul); grandchildren, David Carnley (Meghan Shannon), Matthew Carnley, Joshua Carnley, Jason Carnley (Ashlea), Christine Carnley Porter (Jim), Emily Carnley Conner, Elizabeth Carnley Fast (Russell), Anna Carnley, Jon Wesley Colquett (Leighann), Kyle Colquett (Toyia), Ingrid Patterson Pickron (Adam), George Patterson III (Courtney), Neal Patterson (Anna) and Charlotte Patterson Dawson (Vincent); and 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Lewis Virgil Carnley will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2022 from Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Peaceful Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held at Wyatt Funeral Home one hour prior to the service. Wayne Sharpe and Brian Smith will be officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be grandchildren, David Carnley, Jr., Matthew Carnley, Joshua Carnley, Emily Conner and Jason Carnley.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Opp, P.O. Box 963, Opp, Alabama 36467.