Dean Ray Carson

Dean Ray Carson

Wakefield, VA
04.11.1947 - 03.15.2020

Dean Ray Carson, 72, of Wakefield passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020. Born in Portsmouth, VA, he was a son of the late Elwood C. Carson, Sr. and Virginia Marie "Polly" Carson.

Left to cherish his memory is his fiancée, Janine Clowser; children, Jeffrey Carson, Stephen Carson, Jack Beadiling, and Susan Siebert; grandchildren, Zachary, Chase, Chelsie, William, and Sarah; brothers, Elwood C. Carson, Jr. (Mary), Jerry Lee Carson; sister, Mildred Carson Beek (Paul), and several nieces and nephews.

Dean, Dad and storyteller to many others, started working in Civil Service at the Norfolk Naval Air Station as an electronics technician. Over the years he worked up to specialize in radar systems on both Naval ships and Naval aircraft. With his knowledge, he advanced to work for and retired from the National Weather Service (NOAA). Our family & our friends heard many great stories of workplace tales and trials that occurred throughout his career. At his time of retirement, he oversaw Electronics in the Eastern Region of the USA. It was both fun and often trying times as we moved many times over the years to support his career.

He lived in many places throughout his life. He was born in Portsmouth, VA, then Moved to Raleigh, NC as he worked at the NOAA office there. From there it was on to the Philadelphia NOAA office and then to New Jersey. From New Jersey he then moved on to the Sterling, VA NOAA office, working first for the test and evaluation division then to the forecast office. While working in Sterling, he lived in Harpers Ferry, WV. Near the end of career he helped form the Wakefield NOAA Office to where it’s located today to service the Hampton and Richmond areas under one consolidated office for the region.

Dean was a pretty happy go lucky guy, he was always telling jokes and stories, to most and maybe even playing jokes on you. The things he enjoyed besides his family and friends was his corvette, motorcycle and helping others. He was always doing something to keep busy.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm, Thursday, March 19, 2020 at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Wakefield Volunteer Rescue Squad 155 Fleetwood Ave. Wakefield, VA 23888, and Waverly Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 583 Waverly, VA 23890.

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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home
11414 General Mahone Highway
Wakefield, VA 23888
United States

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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home
11414 General Mahone Highway
Wakefield, VA 23888
United States


Sad to hear about Dean's passing. I did work with Dean out at the Sterling Va NWS Sensor testing facility. He was easy going, funny and always working on the next best thing... Truly one of kind!

Rest in Peace my friend

Dave Eckberg

I had the pleasure of meeting Dean in 2010. He was always smiling and fun to be around. He would often share an interesting story about his life experiences and he usually added something comical to the conversation. He was a kind and generous fellow and he will be forever missed.

Tammy hollomon

Dean Carson you were my dear friend and I will miss you terribly. You were a good man and I was so happy for you and Janine. Rest inpeace my brother..Love you, June

June Giles

Dean was my brother . I loved him and I will miss him everyday for the rest of my life. Dean was a jack of all trades and he enjoyed helping his family and friends with whatever problem came their way, saving them money and worry over a broken appliance , car ,ac or whatever.Dean, Paul,and myself often talked about or Lord and he new where all of his blessing came from big or small he always thanked the Lord when one came his way.

Mildred Beek

Our sincere condolences to family and friends. Wishing peace and sweet memories to all that knew Dean. So sorry for the families loss. With deepest sympathy -

Robert and Marianne Greene

So sorry for your loss. May the love of family and friends sustain you in these difficult days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Letty Beadling and Family

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