William Doyle Carey

February 26, 2019


William Doyle Carey, known as Bill, the son of the late Doyle and Ruby Carey, was born on May 31, 1934 in Jasper County, Georgia. He passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019, surrounded by his family in his home.   He will be remembered as a hard-working gentleman, known for his honesty, love for his family, and love for Georgia Football (Go Dawgs!).

He is survived by his wife, Margie Green Carey, of 59 years; three children, Elizabeth Currie (Wesley), Cathy Hovis (Eric), Billy Carey (Gina); and seven grandchildren, Ashton Currie, Rachel Finley (Tyler), Evan Currie, Carey Bradley (Ben), Dillon Carey, Luke Hovis, and Madeline Carey.

He was a graduate of Monticello High School and the University of Georgia earning a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. He also served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. Over his career as a sales representative, Bill was employed by American Cyanamid and Sanofi Animal Health where he earned top salesman awards.   He was a member of Charlotte’s First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and was an active member of the church and the Senior Adult Men’s Class, who were a great support to him both during health and illness.

Services will be held Thursday February 28, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 301 S. Davidson Street, Charlotte. Visitation will be at 10:00 AM followed by the service at 11:00 AM. Graveside service to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery West.

Donations may be made in honor of Bill Carey to Novant Health Hospice P.O. Box 33549, Charlotte, NC 28233

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  • Cheri Moore

    It was a pleasure to have Mr . Carey as a patient over these past years. I always enjoyed his visits. I felt like he was my friend.
    So very sorry for your loss . I know you will miss him.
    Prayers for you and your family.
    Cheri Moore
    Urology Specialists

  • Ron & Helen Leigh

    Margie & Family, You are in our thoughts & prayers & memories of Couldwood days

  • Kim Cannon

    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all during this time.

  • margaret stewart

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have such good memories of our days in Coulwood togetther and our sons playing football.
    Focus on those good memories and that your loved one is now at peace and well. We will meet again!

    Margaret Stewart

  • Elaine swink

    Margie, I remember all the times Bill picked you and me up for lunch. I know you will miss him so much. I am so sorry I didn’t know he was sick. Only happened upon it on facebook

  • Rick Simi

    Jeanne and I would like to extend our deepest condolences. Bill was a great guy and I am blessed that we were friends. May you be comforted in the knowledge that Bill is with Jesus and we will see him again. Praying for the peace that passes understanding and God's comfort to be bestowed by the Holy Spirit to his whole family.

  • Kathy Currie

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. Bill Carey was a kind gentlemen that will be missed. I pray for you all to find some comfort in God and know we care deeply.

  • John and Meredith Leatherwood

    So sorry for loss Prayers for your family

  • Paula and David Coonrod

    On behalf of our family we share our sympathy and prayers to your family during this loss.

  • Mary Crawford

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Carey Family who mean so very much to me.

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