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 Carl I Addison

Carl I Addison

Death 2 Jan 2007 (aged 95)
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Memorial ID 17304828 · View Source
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DALLAS -- Carl I. "Carl" Addison went to be with the Lord on January 2, 2007, at the age of 95. Carl was full of life and a blessing to his family and friends throughout his entire life.

Born November 8, 1911, in Oak Cliff, Texas, he was a resident of Dallas until he moved to Longview, Texas in 1933 and then back to Dallas in August, 2005. His father, W.I. Addison, and grandfather were partners in one of the earliest fire and casualty insurance companies in Dallas. Carl was married to his loving wife, Margaret Addison, for more than 60 years, who preceded him in 1994.

He is survived by his three sons, Carl I. Addison Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia, William C. Addison of Saratoga, California, and Randolph D. Addison of Dallas, Texas; his daughter-in-laws, Melodie Nelson Addison and Nancy Addison; his wonderful grandchildren, Sean Addison, Ryan Addison, Christopher Addison, Michael Addison, David Addison, Meghan Addison, Dallas Addison, and Dr. Jason Addison; two beautiful "great"-granddaughters, Claire Addison and Mary Kate Addison; his sister, Margaret English; and many wonderful nieces, nephews, and friends.

Carl, a longtime resident of Longview, was a religious, civic, social, and fraternal leader in the city. A member of the First Christian Church of Longview, he loved singing and led the singing in the "Fellowship Class" for many years. He later joined Prestonwood Baptist Church after returning to Dallas. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was in the Philippines during the war. He continued the family's tradition in the insurance business by establishing an insurance agency in Longview, where he had extended life insurance experience, including membership in the Texas Leaders Roundtable, and he received numerous other insurance industry and association awards. Carl was a civic leader, being a past president and state director of the Civitans Club and other civic associations. He was one of the founders of the "Round-Up Club," one of the first recreational facilities built in East Texas to serve the high school youth. His business career expanded outside the insurance industry, as he was also in the oil and gas business, the founder of Grace Hill Mausoleum in Longview, and other businesses. Carl's love for life and people was evident in all of his pursuits and activities. He attributed his long, healthy and vibrant life to two things, "prayer and positive attitude," and because of that, he was a blessing to his family and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2007, at the Chapel at Prestonwood Baptist Church.

Published in the Longview News-Journal on 1/5/2007.

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