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Services

Julian Parrish obit photo

Julian “Mitch” Parrish

10/10/1943 ~ 11/13/2018

Services will be held: 11/18/2018

Faye Crenshaw obit pic

Faye McLamb Crenshaw

09/23/1939 ~ 11/12/2018

Services will be held: 11/15/2018

Robert Jones

Robert (Bob) Leon Jones

01/31/1941 ~ 11/10/2018

Services will be held: 11/15/2018

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Marcus Leonard Gaffney, III

02/06/1946 ~ 11/08/2018

Services will be held: 11/13/2018

Robert Strazzullo

Robert John Strazzullo

08/30/1986 ~ 11/05/2018

Services will be held:

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Carmen Abarca

03/16/1946 ~ 11/06/2018

Services will be held: 11/11/2018

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Verlene G. Campbell

09/01/1933 ~ 11/06/2018

Services will be held: 11/10/2018

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Jean West Carson-Parker

05/26/1933 ~ 11/02/2018

Services will be held:

Carlisle F. Meredith



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12/10/1946 ~ 05/07/2018

Garner – Carlisle Franklin Meredith (Carl), age 71, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on May 7, 2018. A resident of Wake County since 1997, Carl was born in Tennessee before spending most of his life in Northern Virginia.

Carl’s first love was cars, and he spent his teen years learning how to take them apart and reassemble them. Every car he owned had personality, and every one was large enough to fit his 6’6” frame. In his retirement, he wrote self-published memoirs of his love of cars called The Rise and Fall of the Automan Empire and The Driver’s Other Handbook: What to Do When Reality Strikes. In the mid-1960s, he applied his mathematical mind and mechanical gifts to the budding world of computer programming. Carl was an early Computer Science major at East Tennessee State University, later receiving a Master’s from American University. He was a programming language pioneer and never met a computer part he couldn’t use for some purpose. He moved to Wake County to work for SAS Institute, from which he retired in 2006.

When not rattling away on a keyboard, Carl enjoyed several other hobbies. He greatly enjoyed photography and was known to travel with two or more cameras around his neck. He was a great lover of Star Trek, backyard farming, and power tools of all sizes. He loved being a dog owner and will be greatly missed by his furry friends.

Carl is survived by his wife of 31 years, Terry Meredith, his daughters Stephanie Clark and Katie Meredith, their spouses Tom Clark and Adam Cummins, grandchildren Charlotte, Eliza, Sara, Janey, Tommy, Dashiell, and Beckett, and two dogs, Dot the redneck terrier and Fred the tunneling beagle.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary Mother of the Church Catholic Parish, Garner.

Burial will take place on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Fairfax Memorial Park, Fairfax, VA.


Visitation

None


Service

05/10/2018

10:30 AM

St. Mary Mother of the Church Catholic Parish, Garner

Guestbook

  1. Mario and Dana Morino

    We were so sorry to learn of Carl’s passing. Carl Meredith was a generous, caring human being, extremely talented software designer and developer, and wonderful friend. Like all of us, he had his moments, but when all was said and done, he was always wonderful, caring Carl (of often to me and others “Bid Daddy.” We were very fortunate to have had Carl in our lives as colleagues and friends and we continue to cherish Terry. Our deepest condolences to Terry and family.

  2. John Fair

    Carl’s death was difficult for me to accept. He was during my years in Virginia my confidant, mentor, and my friend. I always looked forward to our Morino Bunch lunches and to his wisdom and wit. Rest In Peace my friend. May the perpetual light of the God who made and loved you shine upon you forever.

  3. Dede

    Terry, I’m very sorry to hear this news. I so wish you weren’t having to go through it. I will be in Phoenix until later the evening of his burial so I won’t be able to attend. I really regret that as I’d love to see you and pay my regrets in person. If you’re going to stay in the Fairfax area for a few days and would like to reconnect, please let me know and we’ll make it happen. Please know that you and your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers. I sincerely hope that wonderful memories are helping you get through this.

    Dede

  4. Peter Bostrom

    Carl was the gentle giant who gave me the encouragement I needed, as a customer long before I became an employee, to keep plugging away until I finally had the rudimentary skills that finally allowed me to become an employee. He came up to me once, shortly after I’d been hired, to tell me that he’d “voted” for me on my earlier attempts. It meant the world to me. He was always patient, kind and kept the bar high — the hallmark of that very special, small, elite team of which he was such a crucial member.

  5. Ellen Cook

    Terry, this is a truly beautiful tribute to a wonderful life. I feel honored to have known Carl and always enjoyed his sense of humor. Dot and Fred are not the only ones who will miss him. Love you…. Ellen

  6. Pat & Laura Skelly

    Terry, I was so sorry to hear of Carl’s passing. Whenever you spoke about him you had a gleam in your eyes! I know you loved him very much. We are currently out of town and that is why I did not attend the service this morning. I think I shared with you my daughter Meghan and her family are moving to FL due to her husband attending Med School at FL State. Laura and I will be praying for you to have God ease your pain. We all love you Terry! If you need anything at all, please let me know.

    God’s Peace,
    Pat & Laura

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