Phillip Morris Carney

Published 7:24 pm Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Phillip Morris Carney, 79, passed away peacefully at home, after a long battle with colon cancer on Sunday, May 22, 2016.  Born in Dumfries, he was the son of the late William C. and Bessie Davis Carney.  He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Jennie Lou Wise Carney; brothers, Clifton, Melvin, Ralph, Ray and Ed.

A great and wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Phillip will truly be missed by all.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Mary Regina (Martin) Carney; son, Phillip D. Carney of Toms Brook; daughter, Sharon Carney Stover (Steve) of Strasburg; brothers, Elwood Carney of Tinny Town, Maryland and Howard Carney (Eunice) of Stafford; sisters-in-law, Janice “Polly” Carney of Mineral and Christin Carney of Clover, South Carolina; grandchildren, Christopher Harry of Smithfield, Jennifer Harry of Woodbridge, Holly Carney Holder of Port Charlotte, Florida and Kara E. Carney; brother Phillip J. Carney of Rockledge, Florida; great grandson, Joseph J. Faccilio of Woodbridge and great granddaughter, Avery Mary Katherine Holder of Port Charlotte, Florida and several nieces and nephews. 

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Phillip graduated from Garfield High School in 1954. He was so proud that his class was the first graduating class of that school. He played football and baseball. He continued playing baseball long after graduation and played on teams for work and the Triangle Moose Lodge, for which he is a past governor. 

Phillip proudly served in the U.S. Navy from Jan. 1, 1955 to Jan. 27, 1963. He worked for Fruit Growers in Woodbridge, and later worked for the D.C. Department of Corrections from January, 1963 to his retirement in 1987.  After his retirement, Phillip worked at ETC Security Company in Ft. Belvoir. He moved to Smithfield in July 2004.

A service celebrating Phillips’s life will be held Friday, May 27, 6:30 p.m. in Harvest Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Green  officiating.  Family and friends will gather following the service for visitation.  Burial will follow at a later date in Dumfries (VA) Cemetery, 

The family expresses their heartfelt thanks to Phillip’s oncologist, Dr. L. Tian of Sentara Careplex and the nursing team there, to Sentara Home Health Care, Personal Home Health Care and Personal Touch Hospice.

Memorial donations in Phillip’s memory can be made to Personal Home Care and Hospice, 733 Thimble Shoals Blvd, Suite 150, Newport News, VA 23606.
Service arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Carrollton.  Family and friends are encouraged to share condolences and remembrances at