OBITUARY: Patrick John ‘PJ’ Carson


Patrick John “PJ” Carson, age 43, passed away at home on Friday, October 13, 2023.

Born in Columbia on January 30, 1980, PJ was the son of Michael and Patricia Carson.

PJ worked as a mechanic but was best known for his auto body repair and custom painting talents. He was passionate about custom autos, books, music, and cats.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by brother, Kenneth (Deanna) Carson; sisters, Katherine (Chris) Simmons, Tracey (Joe) Socha; grandparents, Ralph and Patricia Owens; grandmother, Carolyn Tatum; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

PJ’s brother, Michael Carson Jr., preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 6:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home in Columbia, Tennessee with Reverend Jeff Kane officiating. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 4:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended online at


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