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Robert Murray Carnelison

Robert Murray Carnelison, known as Mickey, passed away surrounded by his loving family on May 13, 2018 in Lodi, California at 87 years old. Although his journey on earth has ceased, his spiritual walk with God will forever continue

and his family takes comfort in knowing this.

Mickey was born on March 21, 1932 in Missouri to Lewis Jackson Carnelison and Nellie Vernetta Woods.  He married his beautiful wife, Ruby Jeanne (Connor) Carnelison, in 1950 and they spent a wonderful, rewarding 68 years together.  He resided in Rio Linda, California and worked as an Automotive Specialist and Construction Foreman the majority of his life, but his time was more defined by his life outside of work.

His family remembers him as the loving outdoorsman drinking hot, black coffee, always fishing, horseback riding, hunting and the memorable camping trips the entire family will cherish and talk about for years to come.  He was devoted and passionate towards the church and towards his family.


Mickey is survived by his wife, Ruby Carnelison; his daughter, Sherry and her husband Junior Friend; his other daughter, Brenda and her husband Bob Watts; his son, Robert D. Carnelison; and his numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his son, Larry Dean Carnelison.

The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life at Full Gospel Church, 713 Claire Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95838 on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 11:00 am. Flowers may be ordered from Sunset Lawn online or a florist of your choice and delivered to Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes, 4701 Marysville Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95838.


Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Service details will be posted as soon as they become available.
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  1. Great man!

    Written by: Billy Conner

    I love you, Uncle Mickey! You were a great man! I enjoyed spending time with you, our fishing trips together and catching turtles for you. Give Bad Bill a big hug for me and tell everyone up there I love and miss them.
    Love, Billy

  2. Uncle Mickey I love you and truly will never forget all the great times and laughs we have shared over the years! I look forward to the day when we meet again.

  3. The Dickard's

    Written by: Barbara Dickard

    Uncle Mickey what a life of love you lived. I never seen you in a bad mood. I remember the love you and Aunt Ruby showed. Either holding hands or her sitting on your lap.

    Everytime we were around the Cali family I remember love and laughter. You always had jokes to pull over on us.

    Give my daddy a hug for me. I cant wait until we meet again.

    Love you so much!!!

    Barbara, Lonnie, Colt, Sierra & Legacy Reign Dickard

  4. Until we meet again😇

    Written by: Barbara Dickard

    Uncle Mickey I never seen you in a bad mood. You and Aunt Ruby were always holding hands, or she was sitting on your lap.

    Everytime we were around the Cali family all I can remember is love and laughter. You always had jokes to pull on us❤

    Can’t wait to see you again! Hug my daddy for me.

    Until we meet again. 😇

    Love you,
    Barbara, Lonnie, Colt, Sierra & Legacy Reign Dickard

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I know there is nothing I can say to make your pain go away! I loved my uncle Mickey so much! He was a wonderful man and I know he is with mom waiting on us all. My prayers are with you all!

  6. To Mickey & his loving family

    Written by: Debi Taylor

    I am so sorry for your loss. We have lost a wonderful man. But i know he is in heaven. You father’s prayers in the church will be missed. He was a great prayer warrior and prayed for me and my family many a times. I know my life was blessed because of his prayers. Love to all

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