SFC (Ret) John E. Carey
August 13, 1966 - February 9, 2021
Vance Brooks
Valerie Houston Nilson
Githaiga C harles
Elizabeth Ockert
Taylor Anderson
Marty L. Rountree
Yasir Hasan
Yasmine
Betty Breedlove Hanvey
Jodi Geralds
Jodi Geralds
Jodi Geralds
Light a Candle
Visitation
Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC
3738 Hwy 431 North / 280 West
Phenix City, AL 36867
Sunday 2/21, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Service
Vance Brooks Funeral Home - PC
3738 Hwy 431 North / 280 West
Phenix City, AL 36867
Monday 2/22, 1:00 pm
Cemetery
Fort Mitchell National Cemetery
Monday 2/22

SFC (Ret) John E. Carey, age 54, resident of Fort Mitchell, Alabama, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 while serving his country with the U.S. State Department in Baghdad, Iraq. Funeral services are scheduled at the Chapel of Vance Brooks Funeral Home, 3738 US Hwy 431N, Phenix City, Alabama on Monday, February 22, 2021, …
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Harold R. Henderson (Baghdad) left a message on February 27, 2021:
To the Carey Family, I am proud to have known John, he was a true professional and a pleasure to work with. You have my utmost sympathy in your loss. Sincerely, Harold Henderson
Delno and Arlene Munson left a message on February 23, 2021:
So sorry for your loss. You must be proud of his service to our country, our thoughts are with you today. Del and Arlene
Valerie Houston Nilson left a message on February 23, 2021:
Charlie, So sorry to hear about your loss. I could see John’s strong resemblance of Bev. He has my gratitude for his remarkable service to our country. Prayers for you and the family.
Githaiga C harles left a message on February 22, 2021:
Great man
Elizabeth Ockert left a message on February 22, 2021:
Sending prayers for strength & peace during this grief filled time. My brother is Jim Terry & John were best buds.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Stephen Carey left a message on February 22, 2021:
My condolences to Lisa and the rest of the family. I know none of us will ever forget our time with John. I will always remember my cousin as this larger than life hero. Our family was lucky to have him live with us his senior year of high school. I was only 7 years old and this 6'2" giant that I had never met before arrived. He was a little scary at first, I mean he listened to heavy metal and had Iron Maiden Eddie posters in his room! But he could drive us to the pool and throw me what felt like 10 feet in the air over and over again. It turned out that my cousin was a kind, fun, and responsible young man. He was the coolest.
Taylor Anderson left a message on February 22, 2021:
somehow, lighting candles for Uncle John seems just very fitting; he loved his fires! I'm praying for him, and for everyone.
Eric kibiti left a message on February 22, 2021:
My condolences to the family,jonh was a good friend to me in different ways,en he had a different understanding on different aspects of life.Am humbled to say he gave me a word that keeps me going.Rest well sir(jonh), always watch over our dog.
Marty L. Rountree left a message on February 22, 2021:
I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Yasir Hasan left a message on February 22, 2021:
Sorry for the huge loss of John. I worked with him in Iraq back in 2014, he was my supervisor, very nice and humble person. My condolences to the family, his relatives and his friends. He mat Rest In Peace. You will never be forgotten John.
Terry Harrelson left a message on February 21, 2021:
To the Carey Family I send my Heartfelt Condolences. John was a good man with a big heart and smile that loved his cigars, coffee and cheese. Whether he was upset or happy he still gave you that smile and some kind of comment right behind it. He will be missed but not forgotten.
Yasmine left a message on February 21, 2021:
R.I.B John, heaven is lucky to have you. I will never forget your beautiful smile. You're the best sitllead we have ever had.
Betty Breedlove Hanvey left a message on February 21, 2021:
Lisa, I am so very sorry . I just want you to know that my heart goes out for you. I want to tell you that this afternoon I did not know hardly anyone at the funeral home but you can bet they certainly loved you and John. I never heard one name without the other being said. He was an incredible lucky man as you were to be his wife. You were one together or apart. I am saying prayers for you and hope the pain and grief subsides with each new day . God gave you a special guy and God saw how special John was and gave him Angel wings to always and forever watch over and protect you as he always has! I love you.
Jodi Geralds left a message on February 21, 2021:
My heart is broken for everyone that knew and loved John. He was an amazing man that lit up every room he walked in to.. I never saw him without a smile on his face or an open arm to welcome you into for the best hug in the world. Lisa, I can't imagine your pain right now. I hope you know you have my heart felt condolences. Jodi, all of my love is with you as well. I'm always here any time you call. All of my love to you all.
Jodi Geralds left a message on February 21, 2021:
My heart is broken for everyone that knew and loved John. He was an amazing man that lit up every room he walked in to.. I never saw him without a smile on his face or an open arm to welcome you into for the best hug in the world. Lisa, I can't imagine your pain right now. I hope you know you have my heart felt condolences. Jodi, all of my love is with you as well. I'm always here any time you call. All of my love to you all.
Jodi Geralds left a message on February 21, 2021:
My heart is broken for everyone that knew and loved John. He was an amazing man that lit up every room he walked in to.. I never saw him without a smile on his face or an open arm to welcome you into for the best hug in the world. Lisa, I can't imagine your pain right now. I hope you know you have my heart felt condolences. Jodi, all of my love is with you as well. I'm always here any time you call. All of my love to you all.
Dian King left a message on February 21, 2021:
John was an amazing man on every level. My son , Jim Terry had the privilege to call him best friend for nearly 40 years. My heart felt condolences to the entire family. My heart feels broken as well.
Claude Stewart left a message on February 21, 2021:
So Sorry for your loss Jodi
David Ortega left a message on February 21, 2021:
I met John in passing, casual greetings, but he seemed to always have an upbeat attitude, rest in peace my friend.
Erik Jorgensen left a message on February 21, 2021:
My condolences for John’s family, Tamatha and I worked with John in Iraq, and we spent many quick mornings “inhaling” our breakfast before going to work. He always had a smile and a cup of coffee when I saw him. You will be missed John.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Walter Sims left a message on February 21, 2021:
The first time I meet John, was about four years ago. John, and I worked at BDSC together on a 24 hour shift John, will work 12 hours and I would work the other 12 at the same location. Each time him and I would return from our vacation we were always working the same location. I guess everyone knew John, and I worked good together. Plus we had two things in common our love for a fine cigar and coffee. A few years ago after John, stopped smoking cigars, we would talk over a good cup of coffee. John would often talk about his love for his family, traveling the world on vacations, and his corvette. I will miss my friend. From the Sims family to Carey family, my condolences.
Rob en Jouke Huisman left a message on February 21, 2021:
Lieve Jodi en Simon, Gecondoleerd met het verlies van John. Wij hebben hem helaas niet persoonlijk gekend maar John moet een mooi mens geweest zijn. Wij hopen dat jullie ergens de kracht vinden om dit verlies te verwerken, geholpen door mooie momenten en, wanneer Covid dit weer toestaat, in het gezelschap van familie en vrienden. Wij rekenen jullie tot onze vrienden. Veel sterkte, Rob en Jouke Huisman
Mike & Tina East left a message on February 21, 2021:
In memory of SFC (Ret) John E. Carey, Mike & Tina East lit a candle
Paul Daly / England left a message on February 21, 2021:
What a man, we spoke many times and put the world to rights, the courage of a lion and the heart of an Angle - RIP John you will Be sadly missed by everyone that had the pleasure of meeting you
Hadley and Kimberly Freng left a message on February 21, 2021:
So remember all the Trips to Dunn’s River. So sorry Lisa.
Jerry and Nancy Burgess left a message on February 20, 2021:
Our Dear Lisa, Words can never express how sad we are for you and all the family.I just wish we could be there with all of you.We will be watching the service and will be there in spirit. John our favorite nephew my prayer is that your mother was there to greet you and take you into heaven.What a glorious reunion that must have been.We will all take care of your beloved Lisa until you are reunited forever in heaven as this is God's promise to us. Goodbye for now our beloved John. We are so very proud of the man you were Lisa said it all.We will love and miss you until we meet again. Kiss Grandpa Jerry and Grandma Dorothy for us.Rest in Eternal Peace our precious nephew. Uncle Jerry and Aunt Nancy
Sue and Alex Le Feuvre left a message on February 20, 2021:
I met John and Lisa when they came to the UK to visit my brother Simon and Jodi. Very fond memories of being on ‘honeymoon’ in Norfolk. Ate, drank and laughed a lot whenever we met. He was such good company. A lovely man who will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to the family. Thinking of you all.
Ali Joe and the girls left a message on February 19, 2021:
We love you so much, Aunt Lisa. We will miss Uncle John every day
John Derricott left a message on February 19, 2021:
I'm very sorry for the Family's loss and Mr. John Carey Please Rest In Peace Thank You for Your Service
Rosalee Ackerman left a message on February 19, 2021:
Every encounter I had with John left me with a few moments of happiness. John was always inspiring and impressive. My heart is with Lisa, Trey, Brian, and all of John's family.
Kari left a message on February 18, 2021:
I am so sorry for this tremendous loss. Your family will be in my thoughts
Kari left a message on February 18, 2021:
I am so sorry for this tremendous loss. Your family will be in my thoughts
Vance Brooks left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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