Clyde Carawan

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Daily Press
November 16, 2006


Clyde Marion Carawan, 45, loving son and brother, unexpectedly went to be with the Lord on March 9, 2004, in Lake Worth, Fla. He is now being brought home to rest beside his father, Clyde Vernon Carawan, in Parklawn Memorial Park.

Born on May 31, 1958, in Kinston, N.C., Marion was raised in Hampton, where he attended Kecoughtan High School. Following high school, he served honorably in the United States Marine Corps.

Marion was truly a “free spirit” who through childhood travels and experiences with his family, developed a keen love for nature and the outdoors. He especially loved swimming, fishing, hiking and camping, and spent many childhood weekends exploring the beaches of the Outer Banks and the mountains of Virginia with family and friends. If it was outdoors and fun, Marion was all for it. Marion’s sense of adventure, humor, and warm smile will be missed by all who knew him.

He leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Mary Estelle Carawan of Poquoson; his sisters, Patricia Rose Finch and her husband, Bud, of Poquoson and Betty S. Hill and her husband, Robert, of Newport News; niece, Paige Masters and her husband, Al; and two nephews, Justin and Nathan Finch of Poquoson.

A service to celebrate Marion’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bobby M. Finch officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at the funeral home.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share special memories of Marion.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton.

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