Carl E. Findley Jr.

February 12, 1944 - May 17, 2022
Carl E. Findley Jr.

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Carl E. Findley Jr.  age 78, a former resident of Washington, NC passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at the Novant Hospital in Bolivia, NC after a brief illness.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 10:00am – 11:00am at the Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Home and other times at the home of his daughter Jenny located at 302 Pine Lane Washington, NC.  The funeral service will be private.

He was born on February 12, 1944 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Carl E. and Martha (Ensminger) Findley.  Mr. Findley graduated from Claremont High School, Claremont, CA in 1961.  He joined the US Navy that same year as a photographer’s mate where he served the country for 20 years.  He then worked as a civil servant at New London Naval Base in Connecticut.  He then earned his locksmith trade certificate and was the owner of All Secure Lock & Key of Washington, NC until his retirement in 2015.

Mr. Findley was also a retired volunteer Bunyan firefighter and helped establish Broad Creek EMS.

He was a world traveler and an avid auto racing fan.  He enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family: most of all, his grandchildren.

Along with his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his wife Christena (Bassett) Findley in 2013.

He is survived by his second wife, Joan Buckley Findley of Southport NC, Son: Carl E. Findley III (wife Diane) of Johnson City, TN, Daughter: Jenny (husband Bryan) Bonner of Washington, NC, grandchildren: Carter Findey, Bryan (Trippe) Bonner III, Carleigh Findley, and Adam Bonner.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to be assisting the Findley family.


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Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Home - Directions
4500 US Highway 264 East Washington, NC 27889
  • Saturday, May 21, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  • April 18, 2023
    John F. Douglass says:
    I served on the Coral Sea CVA-43 with Carl. It is so sad to hear he is gone. Carl was a good shipmate, a credit to the Navy and had an honorable, impressive career. Fair winds and following seas, my friend.

  • May 30, 2022
    Nancy Bennett says:
    My sincere condolences May you find peace in fond memories ❤️

  • May 20, 2022
    Brenda Tripp says:
    Praying for peace and comfort in the loss of your loved one.

  • May 19, 2022
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