Carl M. Monroe, 80, of Midland, went to be with his Lord on August 6, 2019. He was born in Sturgis, Michigan, on April 28, 1939, to the late George and Cherry (Morrison) Monroe. On July 23, 1966, he married Diane Damer, in Sturgis, Michigan, and they had 53 wonderful years together.
Carl was a 1957 graduate of Sturgis High School. He attended Western Michigan University and graduated in 1962, majoring in paper technology and chemistry. While at WMU he was a member of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. After graduating he enlisted in the United States Army where he served as a cryptographer until 1965.
Carl joined Dow Corning Corporation in 1965, working as a TS & D chemist in Greensboro, North Carolina until 1971, then in Midland until he retired in 2000. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon for many years, and also served on the finance and mission committees. He was a member of the founding board of Calvary Baptist Academy where he served for over 20 years. After retirement he assisted families and individuals with budget counseling through Crown Ministries. In his free time he enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.
Carl is survived by his wife, Diane, children; Cheryl (Tim) Chapman, Lima, Peru; Greg (Eileen) Monroe, Freeland, Michigan; Lisa (Michael) Miller, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and grandchildren; Lauren Chapman, Micah Chapman, Abigail Chapman, Samuel Monroe, Carson Miller, Blake Miller, Madison Miller, and Cole Miller. Carl was predeceased by his sister, Sharon Monroe.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, August 12, 2019, at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Dan Dickerson officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home from 4-7 pm and at the church on Monday from 10 am until the time of service. Burial will take place at Midland City Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Calvary Baptist Academy, Scholarship Fund.
On line condolences may be left at smithminer.com.