Walter Craig Carman

Walter Craig Carman was born in Murray, KY March 16, 1948. 

He developed a love for music in high school and taught himself to play the guitar. Craig graduated from Murray State University with a double major in English and Philosophy. After graduating, he became a journeyman meat cutter and worked in Johnson’s Grocery Store in Murray, KY.

Craig returned to Murray State and completed a Master’s Degree in Philosophy. Following that, Craig completed a Specialist Degree in Developmental Reading. He secured a job at Volunteer State Community College and moved to Hendersonville, TN in late summer 1976. He taught Philosophy, English and Developmental Reading for thirty years.

In 1977, he met and married Nancy Barton Holshouser. They began their life together in Gallatin but later moved to Hendersonville to accommodate Nancy’s employment.

In addition to his teaching, Craig played and sang in Churches and small venues. As part of his venue music-making, Craig also incorporated storytelling which added spice to his entertainment.

After retiring from Vol State, Craig pursued his love for music at Gallatin United Methodist Church, Gallatin Cares Worship Center, and Rehoboth United Methodist Church. Craig was loved by all who knew him, and his finger-picking music-making and harmonica playing was a joy to those who knew him.

Craig is survived by his wife, Nancy Carman; his sister, Kathryn Carman Alexander; two nephews; and two great-nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to Rehoboth United Methodist Church 2601 Cages Bend Road, Gallatin, TN 37066.

He will be missed by all who knew him.

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