James W. Carnley Sr.

May 2, 2019

James W. Carnley Sr. passed away Sunday, April 28 2019, surrounded by his family at the age of 78.

He was born in Milton, Florida on May 26, 1940 to Hillary and Aline Carnley, the oldest of 9 children. He was raised in Pensacola and spent his entire life in the area.

He served overseas in the United States Air Force and returned to Pensacola where he began his life-long career in the Insurance Industry. For the past 40+ years, he worked with AFLAC Insurance, serving as Regional Manager and writing large, group insurance policies where he had the opportunity to meet many, many people from all walks of life.  He was compassionate and caring and helped many families through difficult health crises and the financial burdens caused by family illnesses. Once he had the chance to shake your hand, he never forgot your name.

He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and golf. He was blessed with many friends and a large family and looked forward to holiday gatherings and special events, which brought everyone together.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, two brothers (Gerald and Don) and his daughter, Suzy. He is survived by his wife Barbara of 41 years,  three sisters-in-law (Claudia, Pam, and Michele), three sons (Jim, David, and Cain), daughter-in-law Casey,  two grandchildren (Cole and Cade), sisters Lois (Tommy) and Dora, brothers Hillary (Jeanette), Lee (Judy), Larry (Genie), and Clint and numerous nephews and nieces.

Funeral Services will be held at Faith Chapel North on May 4, 2019 with visitation at 2:00 pm and the service following at 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church are welcome. Please send donations in care of St. Jude Catholic Church, 303 Rocky Avenue, Cantonment, Florida, 32533.

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