Donald Eugene Carnahan, 88, of Evansville passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 at his home.


Don was born in Princeton on Feb. 20, 1924 to the late Archie and Nellie (Hall) Carnahan.


He served in the Navy in the Pacific Theater on the USS Hornet during World War II and was proud to be an Eagle Scout. Don attended Purdue University and worked as a Civil Engineer and Surveyor for the State Highway and went on to work for 35 years and retired in 1989 from Industrial Contractors. He was a charter member of the VFW Post 1147 in Princeton. Don was baptized at Christian Fellowship Church on January 29, 2006 and was a faithful member from then on. He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend. 


Don is survived by his daughters, Cherie Peters (Mark) of Indianapolis, Chris Lang (Rod) of Evansville; son, Alan Carnahan (Judy) of Indianapolis; sister, Marie LePage of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; brother, Norman Carnahan of Russellville, Ark.; grandchildren, Josh Lang, Joey Lang, Megan Peters and Christine McFarland (Allen); and a great granddaughter, Riley Kate McFarland.


Don is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Gayle Jayne (Thompson) Carnahan; a grandson, Crawford Carnahan; brothers, Ernest “Bud” Carnahan, Russell Edwin Carnahan and Charles Robert “Charlie Bob” Carnahan; and his parents. 


Funeral services will be held noon Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Avenue, Evansville, IN 47711 with Pastor Spencer Downs officiating.  Burial will be held at Maple Hill Cemetery, Princeton where military rites will be performed by the VFW Post 1147.


Friends may visit from 1 until 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at Browning Funeral Home.


The family would like extend a special thank you to Heritage Hospice, especially Kari and Jamie for all their love and care given to Don.