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Carl Liddy, Jr.

July 20, 1938 — May 31, 2023

Adamsville, TN

Carl Liddy, Jr.

 

Carl Liddy, Jr. was born July 20, 1938 in Boston, MA the son of the late Carl and Grace Quinn Liddy.

He was united in marriage to LaVerne Treece on March 3, 1962.

Mr. Liddy graduated from the college preparatory boarding school Lenox School for Boys in Lenox, MA and went on to attend Hobart College and was in the ROTC. Mr. Liddy retired from the United States Army as a Lieutenant Colonel with more than 20 years of service.  He qualified for Officer Candidate School as a Private First Class and rose through the ranks. He was a graduate of the University of Nebraska Omaha with a BA degree in history and political science. While in the Army he served as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. He was a pilot instructor for several years in Ft. Rucker, AL. He served in Korea and moved with his family to serve in Germany. Throughout several military moves within the United States, he was a Munitions Material Management Officer, and Missile Material Management Officer. He also worked in the Office of the Project Manager for Rocket Systems at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL.  Mr. Liddy spent two years in Iran with his family, where he served as the Advisor to the Gendarmerie.  He had a gift for languages, learning to speak Farsi prior to being stationed in Iran.  The day after he retired from military service Mr. Liddy accepted the position of Vice-President of Logistics for Aqua Glass in Adamsville.  He was also a gentleman farmer. He was a community-minded servant leader who chaired the McNairy County Library Board and chaired the Adamsville Industrial Development Board, the RSVP Board, and worked with the Food Bank and spent many years delivering Meals on Wheels.  He was instrumental in helping build the Irving M. Meek, Jr. Memorial Library in Adamsville and volunteered as a Boy Scout leader and Little League Baseball coach.  He enjoyed many sports, serving as a football referee while in Iran.  Mr. Liddy was an avid reader and writer and collected and worked on antique cars.  He was a member of the Adamsville First Baptist Church, served on the Fellowship Committee and was an usher.  In 2014 he and his wife LaVerne were honored as McNairy County Citizens of the Year for their tireless volunteer spirit.  Mr. Liddy was a philanthropist, donating funds to multiple individuals and organizations. 

Mr. Liddy departed this life on May 31, 2023 in Adamsville, Tennessee at the age of 84 Years, 10 Months, 11 Days.  He is survived by his wife of 61 years,  LaVerne Liddy of Adamsville, TN; a daughter, Teresa A. (Liddy) Peach and husband Robert of Glendale, AZ; three sons: John C. Liddy and wife Carolyn of Spanish Fort, AL, Thomas C. Liddy and wife Julie of Collierville, TN, and Brian K. Liddy of Fairhope, AL; seven grandchildren: Catherine Peach, Christopher Peach, Tanner Liddy, Quinn Liddy, Kathryn Liddy, Abigail Liddy, and Ella Liddy; and many extended family and friends.  

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  

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Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, June 3, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Adamsville First Baptist Church

222 West Main Street, Adamsville, TN 38310

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Memorial Service

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Adamsville First Baptist Church

222 West Main Street, Adamsville, TN 38310

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Interment

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Starts at 4:00 pm (Central time)

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