Robert N. Carnes, Sr. 83, died Monday, February 3, 2003 at his Fort Wayne residence. A native of Wells County, Indiana, he worked at Conrail for 40 years and retired in 1981. He was a member of Colony Heights Church of Christ and American Legion Post #296. He was a WWII Army veteran, enjoyed horseshoes, bowling, fishing, and hunting. He was preceded in death by daughter Judith L. Green.
He is survived by wife Patricia C. Carnes, Fort Wayne; son Robert Neal Carnes, Jr., Fort Wayne; daughter Deborah K. Gavette, Fort Wayne; stepsons Steven A. Saxton, New Haven, Indiana; James M. Saxton, Fort Wayne; David J. Saxton, Fort Wayne; stepdaughter Anna M. (Saxton) Best, Markle, Indiana; sister Adahleen Lewis; Ossian, Indiana, 9 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren, 10 step grandchildren, and 1 step great grandchild.
Services were held Friday, February 7, 2003 at Elzey Patterson Rodak Home for Funerals with burial in Covington Memorial Gardens. Memorials to Down Syndrome Association of NE Indiana, 1930 Progress Road, Ste. C, Fort Wayne, IN 46808 or to Colony Heights Church of Christ, 4724 Tillman Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46816.