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Carson Owensby

October 29, 2005 — September 20, 2020

Carson Lee Owensby, age 14, of Tennessee Ave., was called home to be with Jesus, and his Daddy Sunday, September 20, 2020 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born October 29, 2005, in Gaston county to Leanne Wray Owensby and the late Calvin Lee Owensby, Jr.

In just 14 years Carson touched more lives than he could imagine and made an impression with everyone he met. He had a smile that could light up a room. Carson loved playing video games. He also loved animals. He was an honor student at Bessemer City High School and was also a member of the BCHS band.

He was preceded in death by his daddy, Calvin Lee Owensby, Jr.; great-grandmother, Iva Wray.

Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Leanne Wray Owensby (Randy); brothers, Chad Owensby (Sara), (twin brother) Carter Owensby, and Corbin Owensby; Maternal grandparents, Willard Cantrell (Sylvia), and Lisa Berry (Greg); paternal grandparents, Calvin Lee Owensby, Sr (Vickie Capps), and Tammy Hovis; uncles, Brad Price (Amanda), James Cantrell (Bethany), and John Cantrell (Stacey); aunt, Jennifer Pierson (Jim); many close friends and extended family.

Carson will Lie-In-State from 4pm to 6pm Wednesday September 23, 2020 at Carpenter-Porter Funeral and Cremation Services.

Graveside services will be held at 12pm Thursday September 24, 2020 at Bessemer City Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Mike Wilson officiating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing and face coverings will be required

Interment will follow at Bessemer City Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Tri-County Animal Rescue at 3326 Al Hager Ln, Iron Station, NC 28080, Gaston County Animal Care at 1491 Business Park Ct, Gastonia, NC 28052, or Calvary FWB at 1301 Essex Ave. Gastonia, NC 28052.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Lie in State

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Carpenter - Porter Funeral and Cremation Services


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Graveside Service

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bessemer City Memorial Cemetery


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