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J. E. Carlisle

February 25, 1921 - September 2, 2014
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Johnnie Eugene "J.E." Carlisle February 25, 1921-September 2, 2014 A memorial service will be held for J.E. Carlisle on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the chapel of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen. Mr. Carlisle passed away on September 2, 2014 at his home in Harker Heights. He was born on February 25, 1921 in Bell County, Texas to C.F. (Buck) Carlisle and Melissa Harris Carlisle. He moved with his family to west Texas where he was raised and educated near the towns of Lorenzo and Ballinger. Carlisle joined the 36th Infantry Division at age 19, and went on to participate in the invasion at Salerno, Italy. He was...
Johnnie Eugene "J.E." Carlisle
February 25, 1921-September 2, 2014

A memorial service will be held for J.E. Carlisle on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the chapel of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen. Mr. Carlisle passed away on September 2, 2014 at his home in Harker Heights. He was born on February 25, 1921 in Bell County, Texas to C.F. (Buck) Carlisle and Melissa Harris Carlisle. He moved with his family to west Texas where he was raised and educated near the towns of Lorenzo and Ballinger.
Carlisle joined the 36th Infantry Division at age 19, and went on to participate in the invasion at Salerno, Italy. He was captured and spent 22 months as a prisoner of war in German camps. In 1945 he returned to the United States and then to his family in Killeen. He was cited with the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.
In 1946 Carlisle married Margie Sue Sprott. During their 54 year marriage, they raised two sons, Ricky and Rex. In 1950 he began a 36 year banking career as a file clerk at First National Bank of Killeen. He eventually became president/CEO of both First National Bank of Killeen and Fort Hood National Bank. Active in the community, he served as President of the Killeen Chamber of Commerce, President of the Killeen Exchange Club, Vice President of the AUSA, Local Registrar for the Selective Service Board, Medicine Man of Comanche Gap, Regional Chairman of the Boy Scouts of America, Committee Chairman of the Killeen United Way, Chairman of the Board at Central Christian Church of Killeen, and Commander of the Central Texas Chapter of the Prisoners of War.
Carlisle was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Sue and his son Ricky. He is survived by his son Rex and his wife Laurelyn, daughter-in-law Shirley Carlisle, grandson Blake Carlisle of Austin, step-granddaughter Holly Ray of Collierville, Tennessee, and niece Dana Kline of Wichita, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to cancer research at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas.
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