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Lynn D. Carnes

December 19, 1934 — September 1, 2023

 

Lynn D. Carnes, age 88, of Linden formerly of Fenton, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2023. The Visitation will be held at 3PM - 8PM on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at Sharp Funeral Home - Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road in Fenton. Visitation will resume the next day at 9AM until the time of the Funeral Service at 11AM on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at Fenton United Methodist Church, 119 Leroy Street in Fenton with Pastor Jeff Jaggers officiating. Lynn will be laid to rest at Tyrone Memorial Gardens in Fenton. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Lynn Carnes Memorial Fund care of Sharp Funeral Homes. Online condolences can be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.

Lynn was born on December 19, 1934, in Millington, Michigan to the late Archibald & Edna Carnes. He graduated from Holly High School in 1953. While in high school he met the love of his life, Georgia Holzmann, they got married at the Methodist Church in Holly on October 6, 1956. Lynn was employed at Excel Corporation as a machinist and assembly floor supervisor for thirty-two years when he retired in 2000. Lynn and Georgia are members of Fenton United Methodist Church where Lynn was active as an usher and member of the Men's Club. He was extremely proud of the Men's Club at Fenton United Methodist Church and the Outreach Group that built Mobility Carts for handicapped people in third world countries.

During his 23 years of retirement Lynn kept busy working in his workshop on many projects. He was a gifted "wood craftsmen" and was able to make or fix just about anything. He built wooden toys, garden art, flag cases, birdhouses and repaired furniture. In his younger years he enjoyed fishing and hunting with his sons on the family land up north, and camping with family and friends. Lynn kept many vegetable gardens throughout the years, and Georgia canned. Above all, Lynn's fondest memories were those spent with his family. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly and made an appearance to as many school events as he could.  He also loved golf; he founded the Excel Golf League in 1972, which is still active at Tyrone Hills.

Lynn is survived by his wife of 67 years of marriage, Georgia; his three children, Greg (Suze) Carnes, Kelli (Doug) Gregory and Brad (Erin) Carnes; nine grandchildren, Lindsey (Joe) Leblanc, Whitney Fornari, Amanda (Chad) Montgomery, Britney (Ryan) Mandel, Katelynn (Matt) Bazen, Travis Campbell, Nolan Carnes,  Hannah (Chavy) Espinoza and Olivia Carnes; eight great-grandchildren, Evelynn Bazen, Lillian Mandel, Ellis Bazen, Oliver Bazen, Salvador Espinoza, Margot Leblanc, Madeleine Mandel and Anders Bazen; his siblings, Richard (Gina) Carnes and Shirley Doughtery and son-in-law, Dave Campbell. Lynn is further survived by many other nieces, nephews and other dear family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Archibald (Edna) Carnes; Lynn was preceded in death by his daughter, Lori Campbell.

 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

3:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sharp Funeral Homes - Fenton Chapel

1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton, MI 48430

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Visitation

Thursday, September 7, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Fenton United Methodist Church

119 S Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430

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Funeral Service

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Fenton United Methodist Church

119 S Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430

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