Honoring the Life of Carlyle Farnsworthby Representative David B. McKinley
Posted on 2016-01-11
McKINLEY asked and was given permission to address the House for
Mr. McKINLEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize and honor the life of
Carlyle Farnsworth from Wheeling, who passed away on Christmas Eve.
I was honored to have known him as a friend. Carlyle was a member of the Greatest Generation in America, and he served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. When he returned home, he built a career, raised a family, and was a community leader for a number of years.
He served on the board of the Wheeling Hospital for 29 years and was a past president. He was president of the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce, was active in scouting with the local valley Scout council, and served as the vice president of the Scouts for over 20 years. Carlyle attended the very first National Scouting Jamboree right here in Washington in 1937.
He was a distinguished banker for over 40 years and served as the bank president for many of those years. He belonged to numerous State and national banking associations and served on the West Virginia State Board of Investments.
My lasting impression of Carlyle was how cheerful, upbeat, and positive he was. I offer my condolences to his loving wife of 44 years, Sue; to his daughter, Betsy Ann; to his son, Thomas, and his wife C.J.
Carlyle will be missed, but he will be remembered as a leader, as a loving husband, and as an inspiration to all of those with whom he came in contact.