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John J. Hyson Carey

November 30, 1935 — August 16, 2015

John J. Hyson Carey, 79 of Fort Sumner, NM passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Swisher Memorial Hospital, Tulia, Texas following a sudden illness. He was born November 30, 1935 in Baltimore, MD. He attended school at Edgemere Elementary School and Sparrows Point High School. John married Jean Eileen Gilbert on April 11, 1955 in Baltimore, MD. John worked as a carpenter, and at Bethlehem Steel in Sparrows Point, MD. He was a member of Ironworkers Union Local #16 in Baltimore and worked for many years in construction as a foreman and superintendent until his retirement. John and Jean made their home in Fort Sumner in 1981. He is preceded in death by his wife Jean Carey on October 13, 1998, his parents Delbert and Catherine Carey-Aswell, three sisters Charleen F. Wojcik, Colleen T. Heimberger, Patricia K. Scarbath, two brothers Wells C. Carey, and Robert L. Carey. John was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He is survived by three sons John Francis Carey (Joanne) of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Michael Anthony Carey (Sandy) of Baltimore, MD, Shawn Michael Carey (Brenda) of Russellville, AR; and a daughter Jean Therese Shackelford of Fort Sumner; two sisters Frances E. Carey (Pat) and Angela E. Cooper (James) both of Baltimore. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren Michael Carey (Chaisty) of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Matthew Carey (Renee) of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Crystal Fuller (Brad) of Baltimore, MD, Katherine Revels (Jesse) of Carney, MD, Michelle Carey of Baltimore, Brandon Carey of Texas, Kayleigh Carey of Texas, James Carey (Nicole) of Van Buren, AR, and John Carey of Tulia, TX, along with 15 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Cremation will take place. All arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 830 N. Fifth Street, Fort Sumner, NM. (575) 355-2311.
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