Louis N. Carswell

August 21, 1920 ‒ July 24, 2001

Lewis Center, Ohio

Louis N. Carswell, age 80 of Lewis Center, died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday – July 24, 2001.

He was born on August 21, 1920 in Norfolk, VA to the late Louis L. and Edith (Nelson) Carswell. Louis was a US Army Air Corp Veteran of WW II. He returned from WWII to become a resident of Columbus in 1946, in 1955 he constructed his own home in Gahanna, where he lived until 1979 we he moved to Lewis Center. He worked 31 years for the United States Government in the Soil & Conservation Services Dept.

Louis was very active with the Boy Scouts, serving as scoutmaster of Troop 98 sponsored by the Stonnybrook United Methodist Church in Gahanna. He received the Silver Beaver Award from the Central Ohio Council (now Simon Kenton Council) of the Boy Scouts of American in recognition of his dedication to Scouting. He also received the Vigil honor of the Order of the Arrow, a group of honorary campers of the BSA. Member of the Lewis Center United Methodist Church. Volunteered at the High Banks Metro Park in Columbus and the District Park offices at Sharon Woods.

He built many home projects, enjoyed gardening, model railroading and planes, and was a former member of the Westerville Model Airplane Assoc.

Survived by his Son: Ken (Kathy) Carswell of Pataskala, Daughter: Lori (Joe) Beatty of Brandon, MS, 4 Grandchildren: Matt (Cindy)& Dan (Robin) Beatty, Logan & Avery Carswell, 4 Great-grandchildren, Sister: Carolyn E. Burrow of San Antonio, TX., Cousin W. Alton Carswell of Norfolk, VA.

Preceded in death by his wife of 44 years: Phyllis M. (Foster) Carswell in 1990 and a sister: Ethel M. Wood.

Friends may call Thursday and Friday from 6-8:30 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (SR 36), Delaware. Funeral services will be held Saturday 9:30 a.m. at Jersey Baptist Church, 13260 Morse Rd. at Harrison Rd., Columbus, Pastor John Hays officiating. Interment will follow in Cheshire Cemetery with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Assoc.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Boy Scout Troop 98 of Gahanna, in care of the Funeral Home.