Carl Ernest Avery
Carl Ernest Avery
  • September 15, 1926 - October 31, 2017
  • Ridgely, Maryland

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Carl Ernest Avery, 91, a resident of the Eastern Shore for the past 38 years, passed away on October 31, 2017 at the Shore Medical Center in Easton.

Carl was born on Sept. 15, 1926 in Annapolis, MD, to the late Josephine Christiana and Harvey Avery. He graduated in 1947 from Annapolis High School. Carl worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Downtown Annapolis for over 41 years. He served his country from Jan. 2, 1945 to Sept. 11, 1946 as a Corporal in the U.S. Army in WWII with the 28th Bomb Squadron in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He coached JV soccer at the Naval Academy from the late 50’s to the mid 70’s, and as an avid soccer, baseball, and lacrosse player, he was a member of the old Annapolis Athletic Association for many years.

In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, umpiring, and hunting.

Carl is predeceased in death by his first wife, Mariana L. Lee; his siblings: Gerald Avery, Elzey “Buddy” Avery, JoAnn O’Brien, Fred Avery, and Cleo Ricks. Carl is survived by his “one and only”, his wife of 38 years, Cara T. Avery; children: Ken W. Avery (Teresa); Bruce N. Avery (Mary Ann); Carla C. Avery (Stephanie); Elena M. Potts (Randy); his sister, Anna Mae Jones; seven grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. He was like a father to Steve Hawkins, Ray Connell, Shannon Williamson and Monica Fry; and like a grandfather to Dylan Collins and Trenton Welch.

The family will receive friends at the John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, MD 21401, on Sunday, November 5th, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1875 Ritchie Hwy., Annapolis, MD 21409, on Monday, November 6th at 11 a.m. Interment in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.