CARNEGIE, Jimmy Lewis, age 66, born November 28, 1951 in Delray Beach, FL, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018. He was part of a family of nine children. He graduated from Carver High School in 1970. He entered the U. S. Air Force in 1971, proudly serving the next 24 years. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Park University in 1994. Jimmy “CC”, truly loved being in the Air Force. He was beloved by so many of his fellow service members. During his tenure at Wright-Patterson AFB, his last position in uniform was as the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of Laboratory Services. He was admired by many as being a very outstanding supervisor and mentor, especially to the Phase II students.
Jimmy met Carolyn Howard in 1986 and married December 1987. Together, they have a blended family of six children and two grandchildren. Jimmy loved sports so much, that he was blessed to play football and baseball in high school. He went on to also play football in the Air Force. He enjoyed coaching his son Jay’s 6th grade football team, as well as, intermural basketball teams that Jay and Jemina played on. Jimmy was a faithful servant at Revival Center Ministries, serving as and Usher and Deacon. He truly had a heart for servitude.
Jimmy was a very fun loving and caring individual. He loved being in charge, and he was great at it. He was able to reach people where they were. We the family, believe that the seeds he planted will fully mature at the appointed time by God. We thank God to have had him in our lives.
Preceded in death by his father, Frank Carnegie; mother, Sarah Carnegie; brother, Alphonso “Al” Carnegie; sister, Lynne Carnegie. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Carolyn Carnegie; sons, Raashan and Jay Mychal Carnegie, Rahsaan Howard, and Benjamin “Ben” Buckley; daughters, Tammie and Jemina Carnegie; grandchildren, Maria and Xavier Howard; Godson, Jy’Aire Roberts; brothers, Melvin “Brad”, Sam (Denise) and Anthony (Sharon) Carnegie; sisters, Carol, Mary Ann and Lillie Carnegie; a host of nephews, nieces, family and friends.
Funeral service will be held 12 noon Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church, 5301 Olive Rd. Visitation 10 am at the church until time of service. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Interment 9:30 am Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Dayton National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc.