Philip L. Carson
1941 – 2007
Philip L. Carson, 65, of Durham Point Road, died Feb. 19, 2007 at his home in Durham.

Born June 10, 1941 in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of Lloyd and Nellie (Sponhouer) Carson. Raised in Detroit, he lived in Dover for several years before moving to Durham twelve years ago.

During his professional life he was president of several shoe companies. He was president of a division of Genesco where he developed and marketed the first comfort shoe for women. He also ran the wholesale operation for Tom McAnn Shoes. He held many offices and was president of Boston Shoe Travelers Association and was a member of the 210 Foundation.

For the last fifteen years, along with his wife, they operated a successful sales and marketing agency.

PhilipÂ’s life was full of joy and love. He expressed these through participation in various barbershop choral groups. He believed that barbershop singing instilled family values and the joy of music to people of all ages. He was a member of the Society for The Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in American, was a member and past president of the Yankee Clipper Chorus in Portsmouth, Fore River Boys, and was past president of the Worcester Men of Song. He was also a founding member of the SeacoastÂ’s newest group, The Seacoast Men of Harmony, in Dover.

He was a member of the Rochester Elks and was secretary of Deer Point Land Owners Association.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Diane Bierman Carson of Durham; his step-father, Austin (Bud) Kerin of Pittsburgh, PA; 5 children, Kathleen Swan of Worcester, Ma, Lori Ellen Heim of Springfield, Ma, Julie Carson of Auburn, Ma, Jill Carson of Worcester, Ma, and Philip L. Carson Jr. of Madera, Fl; 7 grandchildren; a brother, Lloyd Carson of West Va; a sister, Marion Preston of Michigan; a cousin, Annibel Lee Webster of Estero, Fl; two nephews, Mark Carson & family of Wixom, MI, and Leroy Carson & family of Detroit, Michigan; and one niece Debbie May and her family of Wixom, MI. He was predeceased by a brother Leroy Carson.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, should friends desire memorials may be made to the Wentworth Homecare & Hospice, 113 New Rochester Road, Suite 4, Dover, NH 03820.

The Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home, 77 Exeter Street, Newmarket, is assisting with arrangements.

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