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Carl Edward KizerJuly 12, 1919 ~ May 24, 2017 (age 97)
Carl Edward Kizer Sr., 97, of Muncie, IN, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at IU Health/Ball Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 12, 1919, in Muncie to Clark and Ione Kizer.
Carl graduated from Fort Wayne Central High School in 1939. Carl spent 4 years in the Army obtaining the rank of Captain and 8 years in the Army Reserves. While in the service he met and married the love of his live, Vernice Marie Williams. They were married for 60 years. She preceded him in death in 2003.
He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 35 years, retiring in 1982. He was a Boy Scout worker for 30 years, 6 years as Scout Master at East Longfellow School. He was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church since 1942. Serving as Sunday School Teacher, Trustee and Usher. He was a member of the Muncie-Delaware County Convention & Tourism, Treasurer of the Muncie NAACP and Past Master of Widow's Son Lodge #22 F& M PHA. Director of Meals on Wheels Board, Member of the United Way of Delaware County Board of Directors and President of the Munciana Day Nursery. In 1938 he won the Fort Wayne City Championship in the 135 pound class of Golden Gloves competition. He flew to Chicago for the National Boxing Tournament. The great Heavy Weight Boxer-Joe Louis refereed his last fight.
Mr. Kizer leaves to cherish his memory: daughter, Carlease Chandler (David), son, Carl E. Kizer Jr. (Valerie), Grandchildren: Nicole York (Quinten), Patrick Chandler, Kristin Lepley (Shawn), Jason Brown, and Cindy Baldwin. Great- grandchildren: Tevin, Mahalia, Kaizen, Justin, Sarai, Darian and Adrielle.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter, Deborah Ann Brown and son, Walter Clark Kizer.
Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the M.O.M.'s Program and the Boy's and Girl's Club of Muncie.
The family would like to thank Dr. Brian Lumpkin and the Golden Living Nursing Center and staff for the wonderful care of our loved one.