BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Carl Edward Ezell passed away on February 24, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on November 19, 1924 in Logan County, KY. He moved to Bowling Green as a young child and lived there his remaining years. He was the son of the late Robert Thurston and Harriett Hood Ezell.
He was preceded in death by bothers: Lewis, Boyd, and Robert Ezell; sisters: Virginia Cherry and Ida Carpenter; son-in-law: Michael Allen.
Carl was a veteran of World War II in the European Theatre with the 13th Armored Infantry Division where he received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a retired construction superintendent for Alliance Corporation. During his career he supervised many projects at Western KY University as well as building schools and churches in Warren and surrounding counties. He was an active member of Faith United Methodist Church (formerly Kerr Memorial United Methodist). He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf as well as reading.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years Mary Elizabeth Yadon Ezell; daughters, Amelia Allen of Elizabehtown, Barbara Neighbors (Ron) of Bowling Green; son: Mark Ezell (Elizabeth) of Birmingham, Alabama; grandchildren: Chrissy Skaggs (Doug), James Neighbors, Cathy Bolser (Scott), Jason Neighbors (Amy), Leigh Anne Peterson (Josh), Shea Allen (Allison), Robert Neighbors, Laura Ezell, and Robert Ezell; and eight great-grandchildren. Carl was blessed to have many nieces and nephews who were a very important part of his life.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Faith United Methodist Church on Veterans Memorial Boulevard with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will begin Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at J. C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the funeral service time at 11 a.m. at Faith United Methodist Church.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Faith United Methodist Church or The Salvation Army.
Arrangements are entrusted to J. C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel.
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