Carl Melvin Dize, Sr.

Carl Melvin Dize Sr. departed this life on April 17, 2018 after a brief illness. Born on Tangier Island on June 17, 1921 Carl was preceded in death by his wife Florence, sister June Doxtader, and twin babies Carl and Cathy. After the August storm of 1933, Carl and his family moved to Urbanna and made his home there for 84 years. Carl enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1941 serving as an engineer aboard several ships including the U.S.S. Menges. He participated in the
Battle of the Atlantic during World War II where his ship sustained damage from being torpedoed. Following his military service Carl worked at the Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown for 35 years retiring in 1978. Carl was a member of the Urbanna United Methodist Church for 84 years. A lifelong member of the Urbanna Masonic Lodge # 83, he also served as its Chaplain for over 35 years.   In addition he was a member of the Gloucester Disabled Veterans Association. Carl is survived by his children Sue Carper (John), Chip Dize (Sandra) and Cathy Jesse (Roy). He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Sara Anderson (David), Johnny Carper (Megan), Luke Dize (Susan), Matthew Dize (Ali), Elizabeth Marshall, Laura Browder (T.J.), Olivia Jessie and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 21st at 11:00 A.M. in Urbanna United Methodist Church followed by a reception. Interment will be in Middlesex Memorial Cemetery, Urbanna. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:00 P.M. on Friday at Faulkner Funeral Home, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda with Masonic Rites at 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carl’s memory to the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 71, Urbanna, VA 23175.

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