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“I was truly saddened to hear this. I worked as a receptionist/administrative assistant for Virgil F Carlson,P.C. For seven years until Mr. Carlson...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Ginger Hernandez - Liberty Hill, TX

“Thank you, Virgil, for for your service to our country. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Col George O Lewis, USAF (Ret) - TX

“Paul & I were sorry to hear of Virgil's passing. He was a great boss. I enjoyed working for him for 7 years. I would see him driving around town...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Susan Basham - Former employee

“Vivian I was so sorry to hear about your dad. I know we have lost touch through the years but maybe we can get back together soon. Prayers -...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Vickie Wallin Ahrens - ANGLETON, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Sandra Fisk Hardin and Emily Schmidt Kimbrell ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Emily Kimbrell - friend

Virgil F. Carlson died Saturday, June 30th, at the age of 86. He grew up on the family farm outside of Georgetown and graduated from Georgetown High School, Southwestern University, and the American Institute for Foreign Trade (now the Thunderbird School of Global Management). Virgil was a veteran of both WWII and the Korean War and continued serving in the Texas Army National Guard, retiring as a Major. Virgil traveled the world as a chief accountant for Goodyear, spending years in exotic locales such as Cuba; Brazil; and Wolverhampton, England. After his father died, he returned to his roots to settle down. Virgil was a Director of the Georgetown Urban Renewal program, and after earning his CPA, ran his own accounting firm. He was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church of Georgetown and former President of the Georgetown Rotary Club. He led the Club to obtain a Rotary International Health, Hunger and Humanity grant, the first large international philanthropic grant of its kind for the Georgetown Rotary. This grant took him to Africa to work with stepdaughter Kitty Cardwell, on aflatoxin in maize; an award winning program that has had a lasting effect not only in Africa, but around the world. Socially aware and compassionate, Virgil was always interested in foreign travel and public service.

He leaves behind Frances Melton Carlson, his wife of over 38 years; his daughter, Vivian Carlson; and stepchildren Kitty, John, Mark, and Jim Cardwell and Leanne Fisk; and 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He ran his CPA office, cooked for the family, and managed one crisis after another with his combined family. To this day he is valued, loved and revered by this family. Best known for his social activism and his calm and gentle spirit, he will be truly missed in our community.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10th at the First United Methodist Church in Georgetown.

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