Carl Reading

March 4, 1954 ~ April 12, 2020 (age 66)


Reading              Carl Reading, 66, went home to be with the Lord on Easter morning Sunday April 12, 2020. He was born on March 4, 1954 to the late Joseph and Ethel (Lee) Reading. He was the second eldest child of 10. He was a Raider Nation fan by birth and very proud of it. He attended Brentwood Baptist Church with his family during his youth, graduated from Andrew Jackson High School class of 1973. He was a veteran and served in the US Army for 13 years. After being discharged he worked at Blount Island Marine Corps Base for 25 years. Served as a contractor for the U.S. Marine Corps in Desert Storm, and in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Carl loved fishing, swimming, boating and yard sales, doing puzzles, playing chess, playing card games and mostly enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He is preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Reading, sisters, Lynn Smith, Dorothy Reading, and Kimmie Reading. Survivors include his wife of 29 years Lisa Reading; children, Denise James (Josh), Carl Adam Reading (Christy); guardian of Sgt. Andrew Nelson (Nikkie), Robert Nelson (Cassie) Emily Reading, Daniel Reading ; grandchildren, Katie Coats, Kolby and Kelly James, and Joseph Aquliar;  brothers, Jack Reading (Robin), James McClain (Nancy); sisters Patsey Tansey (Darby), Annette Rigsby (Tommy), Vanessa Teeters (William), Mary Jones, and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.  The family would like to give a special thanks to his sitter Bernice Roberts, the VA doctors and nurses whom took special care of him as well as the Community Hospice for their special care. The graveside burial will take place at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, with Pastor Joseph Smith officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday April 15, 2020 from 6pm until 8pm at Cedar Bay Funeral Home 405 New Berlin Jacksonville, only 10 people will be allow in the chapel at any given time for your protection.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to The Wounded Warrior Project or Feeding Northeast Florida Food Bank.      


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April 15, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cedar Bay Funeral Home
405 New Berlin Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218

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