|Birth: ||Apr. 2, 1991|
|Death: ||Dec. 13, 2011|
Carson Wayne Tubbs II, 20, Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 at 3:52 a.m. at his residence.
Born in St. Joe, Mo., on April 2, 1991, to Carson W. Tubbs I and Tina D. Snodgrass, he was a 2009 graduate of Norwell High School.
Carson died in a fire along with his fiancÚ, Jonette Nicole Chacon.
He was a member of the U.S. Army reserves for two years and was a full-time student at IPFW studying emergency medicine. He was a member of the Norwell Show Choir, Voices of Power and the Norwell Drama Club for four years. He was also a member of Ground Effects Productions in Fort Wayne, performing in several plays. He was a member of the local bowling league and loved working on cars. He attended Sonlight Wesleyan Church in Bluffton.
Survivors include his mother of Fort Wayne; his stepfather, Bill Ball of Bluffton; a sister, Hadley K. Tubbs of Fort Wayne; stepbrothers and sisters, Loretta (Brent) Miller, Elizabeth Ellet, Shelly (Dave) Wilson, Nicole (Tim) Hourgann, and William (Sarah) Ball, all of Bluffton; grandparents, Ethel McCollum and Frank Tubbs, both of St. Joe, Mo., and Douglas (Margie) Pohl and Gary DeVault, both of Wathena, Kan.; and several aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his father on Mar. 12, 2010, and a grandmother, Darlene DeVault.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel in Bluffton with Pastor Wayne Ball officiating.
Calling hours are from 1 p.m. Friday until the time of the service.
Burial will take place at a later date.
Preferred memorials are to the Norwell Show Choir or to the family.
Friday December 16, 2011, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Goodwin Memorial Chapel
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Last updated: Tue. Dec. 13, 2011 - 04:25 pm EST
Investigators look for clues to the fatal fire that claimed the lives of two people early Tuesday morning at 4114 Robinwood Drive. By Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel Fire investigators look for clues to the fatal fire that claimed the lives of two people early Tuesday morning at 4114 Robinwood.
UPDATED: Identities released of two killed in house fire
News-Sentinel staff reports
The identities have been released of the two people killed early Tuesday morning in a house fire.
According to a news release from the Allen County Coroner's Office, Carson W. Tubbs, 20, and Jonette N. Chacon, 19, died of asphyxia due to smoke inhalation as a result of the blaze at 4114 Robinwood Drive. Their deaths have been ruled accidental.
According to Stacey Fleming, a spokeswoman for the Fort Wayne Fire Department, a woman woke up to the smell of smoke around 3:37 a.m. and called 911 after she and her daughter evacuated from their residence at 4114 Robinwood Drive.
Upon arrival, firefighters discovered heavy smoke and fire coming from the structure and were told two more people -- the woman's son and his fiancee -- were still inside the house. Firefighters entered the residence and located Tubbs and Chacon, but both were pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators believe there was no working smoke detector in the home at the time of the fire, and the fire likely started started near a wall, behind a Christmas tree. One firefighter was injured in the blaze to the two-story home, which was brought under control at 4:09 a.m.
The siding on the house was warped and buckled, and most of the windows were broken out. Small piles of debris lay nearby. The siding on the house to the north was melted, attesting to the heat of the blaze.
The incident remains under investigation.
House fire kills 2 in Fort Wayne
Dominic Adams | The Journal Gazette
Last updated: December 13, 2011 1:46 p.m.
Two people died in an early morning house fire Tuesday on the city's southeast side.
Firefighters responded to 4114 Robinwood Drive at 3:41 a.m. to heavy smoke and fire coming from the home, the Fort Wayne Fire Department said in a statement.
A woman and her daughter evacuated from the home and called 911, the statement said.
Fire crews entered the home and found a 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman inside, the statement said. Both died at the scene.
Firefighters found a fire near the wall behind the Christmas tree of the one-story home, and said it took them about a half-hour to get the fire under control.
"The investigation is ongoing, and we hope to determine a cause within the next few days," said Stacey Fleming, fire department spokeswoman.
She said the fire did not appear suspicious in nature.
Fleming said the Allen County Coroner's Office would release the identities of the two people who died in the fire. The fire department written statement said the two were engaged.
There was heavy fire, water and smoke damage to the home, the statement said.
Investigators believe there was not a working smoke detector in the home. The cause remains under investigation.
A firefighter sustained a minor injury at the scene, Fleming said.
A woman living across the street from the home said residents in the neighborhood are a tight-knit group. She said she woke up early Tuesday but that the fire was already out.
Carson W. Tubbs (1965 - 2010)
Jonette N. Chacon (____ - 2011)
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Specifically: Disposition ~ Private Information
Created by: Steve
Record added: Dec 13, 2011
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