Mr. William “Bill” Douglas Carlson, Jr. age 65, of Keystone Heights passed away suddenly Wednesday, November 3, 2021 in Gainesville, Florida
He was born August 13, 1956 in Stafford, VA to the late William Carlson, Sr. and Irene Weir.
Following a long career at Central Florida Office Supply, Bill retired from Home Depot in 2019. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed wood working, bird watching, and cheering for the Florida Gators.
Mr. Carlson is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Wanita “Fern” (Dodge) Carlson; children Teresa Ayres (Jim), Deborah Strickland (Tim), William Carlson III, Kimberly Williams (Kenny); sister
Joan Carlson Grayson, brother Paul Stuart, aunt Betty Rokes and 6 grandchildren, including grandson, Coty Collins. Also left behind are his two cats, Lois and Clark.
He was predeceased by his sister, Sonja Lovette.
Funeral services will privately be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Puppy Hill Farm Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 1743, Melrose, FL 32666 or the American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org.
Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23 rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609.
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R.I.P My Brother…
You were always happy and cheerful. Even when times were going rough.. Thanks to your awesome wife Fern for being your rock..
I will miss you.
I send my condolences to my consin Fern and her family, and to Bill’s family.
He was such a kind man, he had a kind heart for others. He had patience with others and he loved helping others in need. So happy we were able to travel with Bill and Fern, They were a great couple and thier love for one another was greatly seen. We will be joined together one day in Heaven, giving us all great hope and faith…and joy….
MAY OUR lORD GIVE YOU PEACE AND COMFORT DURING THIS TIME..
Love Dana, Charlie and Tim…..