Carl L. “Sonny” Tawney, Sr., 81, of Westminster, died Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. Born March 29, 1938 in Westminster, he was the son of Ruth M. Bauerline and Wilson M. Tawney, Sr. He was the beloved husband of Betty M. Tawney, his wife of 59 years.
He worked as a welder and later became Supervisor for Rowan Controller, ITE, and Gould for 25 years. He owned and operated T & M Welding for several years before retiring. He was a member of Mayberry Archers, NRA, the Rifle and Gun Club of Taneytown and former member of the Moose Lodge No. 1381. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, wooden crafts and building his cabin in Pennsylvania.
Besides his wife, he is survived by children Yolanda K. “Yo” Tawney and wife Barbara L. Tawney of Abingdon and Carl L. “Sonny”, Jr. of Westminster; a sister Shirley Fair of Taneytown and brothers Butch and Bill Tawney, both of Pennsylvania; a granddaughter Tiffany Anthony and great-grandson Mason Anthony.
He was predeceased by a son Darin L. Tawney.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 12 to 2 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services, 254 E. Main St., Westminster. Private inurnment will be held at St. John (Leister’s) Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or Dementia Society of America, www.dementiasociety.org.
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