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Philip "Phil" Allen Carman

May 19, 1944 — July 7, 2016

Philip Allen Carman III  Mr. Carman passed away peacefully Friday, July 8, 2016 on his beloved houseboat, Cabana, with his loving wife and sisters at his side following a courageous battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday July 15, 2016 11:00 am at the Oakdale Funeral Home in his hometown of Camden, TN with his friend Trey Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Camden City Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday July 14, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 pm and again on Friday, July 15, 2016 from 9:30 till time of service at 11:00 am. Mr. Carman was born May 19, 1944 in Paducah, Kentucky to the late Philip Allen Carman Jr. and Virginia Lashlee Carman. He was a proud graduate of Camden High School Class of 1962, attended Memphis State University where he was a member of the Acacia Fraternity. He was a Mason, Shriner and member of Commodore Yacht Club. He served in the National Guard and Army Reserve. Mr. Carman spent his career in the trucking business as a salesman and sales manager for several companies throughout the South and owner of Centennial Express in Nashville, TN.  An avid outdoorsman, he fished and hunted, but his love of boating became his lifelong passion. He loved his friends and upon retirement decided to reconnect with his high school graduation class. The annual Benton County Redneck Class Reunion grew to include friends from all phases of his life. Hundreds attended each year to rekindle old friendships and make new friends. He is survived by Linda, his beloved and loving wife of 32 years, sisters, Phyllis Greene of Nashville, TN and Betty Doble, of Springfield, TN nieces and nephews, Page Pennington, Heather Lynn Adcox and John Philip (Andrea) Doble and great nieces and nephews. Pall Bearers: John Dewey Arnold, Tom Hardy, Ronnie Lewis, Johnny Blackley, John Doble, Richard Norment, Hugh Lashlee and Kenneth Champion Honorary Pall Bearers: Johnny Boyd, John Bukky, Jim Carman, Mac Carman, Bill Coble, Freeman Cole, Harry Devitt, Larry Dawson, John Durdin, John Elmore, Jim Frye, Jeff Gorin, Brett Lashlee, Harry Lashlee, Woody Loftin, Bob Mowery, Dale Nunnery, Wayne Phipps, James Shobe, Steve Smith, Gerald Steele, Randy Stevens and Dale Quillen In lieu of flowers, Mr. Carman requested donations to the Richard M. Dawson Scholarship Fund which he started in memory of his dear friend, Colonel Dawson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Tennessee Commissioner of Safety. In care of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, #400 Nashville, TN 37215.
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