July 26, 1941 ~ May 30, 2019
William Robert Carson (Bill) was born in Akron, Ohio as the only child of his loving parents Robert Lattie and Edith Mullins Carson. Bill enjoyed a childhood filled with family gatherings beginning in Ohio and continuing after the family moved to southern California in the 1940’s. Although he did not have siblings, Bill is survived by many loving cousins here in California and in Ohio. He cherished his family.
After graduating from high school, Bill received an AA degree in Industrial Arts (Drafting) from El Camino College, Torrance, California. He also acquired a Certificate of Completion (Modern Business) from Alexander Hamilton Institute, New York. Bill served in the US Army Reserves and was on active duty for six months at Fort Ord, California in 1964.
Bill started his career at WYLE LABORATORIES, in El Segundo, California as Senior Designer, then, worked with COMPCORP as Supervisor of Document Control. Bill then worked at VIVITAR Corporation as Technical Documentation Supervision until their closure. He then worked as an Independent Consultant until he became Drafting Supervisor with Christie Electric Corp. and finished his career at Imperial Technology, Inc. as a designer. Bill was very creative and loved challenges with design. His strong talents in design detail and writing skills allowed him to progress through an industry that was changing quickly as technology began to grow.
Bill lived with his parents until his mother died in 1973 and his father died in 1996. He lived alone in the family home until he entered Sunnyside Healthcare Center in 2011. He was the neighbor to the Pelletier family for almost 45 years and is remembered for his kind, quiet and gentle manner. He was like an uncle to the four Pelletier children as his father had been like a grandfather to the children.
Bill enjoyed classical music especially classical pipe organ music. He also liked jazz and symphonies by classical composers. He read Popular Mechanics and other auto magazines. Like his dad, he liked trains, cars, ships and airplanes. He liked to study their design and advances through the years.
Viewing will be on June 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions, McCormick Center located at 635 S. Prairie Ave., Inglewood, California 90301. There will be a short service at 11:30 a.m. followed by burial at the Inglewood Park Cemetery located at 720 E. Florence Ave., Inglewood, California.
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