Mr. W. Homer Carlisle, Jr.

Published 9:49am Friday, December 7, 2012


Graveside service for Mr. W. Homer Carlisle Jr., 98, of Auburn, will be Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the Hillview Memorial Park with Rev. Blue Vardaman officiating.

Mr. Carlisle passed away Monday, December 3, 2012 at East Alabama Medical Center.  He was born on November 27, 1914 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama to Washington Homer Carlisle, Sr. and Artimisha Motley Carlisle.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Alexander City and served on the Board for many years.  He attended Auburn University and graduated from Howard College in Birmingham.  Mr. Carlisle was co-owner and pharmacist at Carlisle Drug Company for 43 years.  He also served in the U.S. Army during WWII, landing on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944, under the command of General Omar Bradley.  Mr. Carlisle was a lifelong resident of Alexander City and took pride in knowing and loving everyone in Alexander City.  Mr. Carlisle’s favorite place to vacation was right here on Lake Martin.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Ruth Roberts Carlisle of Auburn; sons, W. Homer Carlisle, III (Hilda) of Auburn and Robert Carlisle of Flowery Branch, GA; and grandsons, W. Homer Carlisle, IV, Noah Carlisle, and Jonah Carlisle.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Miriam Spivey, Melba Mayfield, and Sarah Towery; and brothers, Hoyt Carlisle, Wayne Carlisle, Hopkins Carlisle, John D. Carlisle, Willie Carlisle, Paul Carlisle, Dwight Carlisle, and Herman Carlisle.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the charity of one’s choice or the First United Methodist Church of Alexander City, 310 Green St, Alexander City, AL 35010.

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Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.