Carmon Laverne Bouldin, 67, died unexpectedly Jan. 4 at St. John Medical Center in Longview, Wash.
Born in McMinnville on June 8, 1948, he was the oldest son of Melba and James Laverne Bouldin of McMinnville.
He attended Tennessee schools before finishing his education in the U.S. Army. He served as a member of the military police during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star and a Commendation Medal. He then served as an Army combat engineer for seven years.
In November 1979 he married Colleen Fulton and moved to Longview where he was a chemical operator for Kemira Water Solutions for 34 years before retiring in 2014. He enjoyed watching football, NASCAR racing, model trains and traveling to new places. He adored his family and was known for his jolly teasing and had one of the biggest hearts around.
He is survived by his wife, Colleen; four daughters, Karrie (Grant) Antilla, Kris (Terry) Dow of Castle Rock, Wash., Lorie Bouldin of LaVergne and Melissa Bouldin of Portland, Ore.; son, Larry Moone of Longview; seven grandchildren and two great-granddaughters; his mother, Melba Yates Bouldin of McMinnville; two siblings, Jennifer Anderson and Nick (Darlene) Bouldin of McMinnville; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father in 2004.
A celebration of life was held Jan. 9 at Longview. He was cremated per his wishes. Interment will be at Armstrong Cemetery in Irving College. An announcement will be made as to the date of the memorial service.