Obituary: Arlie Carrier Jr., 92, formerly of Ludington.

May 21, 2021

Arlie Carrier, Jr.

Obituary: Arlie Carrier Jr., 92, formerly of Ludington.

Arlie Franklin Carrier Jr., 92, of Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Ludington, died Monday, April 26, 2021, at home.  He was born September 11, 1928, in Muskegon, the son of Arlie and Lucille (Dykstra) Carrier Sr.  

Arlie was raised and attended school in Muskegon.  He served in the US Navy and was honorably discharged in 1946.  Afterwards, Arlie moved to Chicago where he went to work for Bell & Gossett Pumps.  In 1954, Arlie moved back to Muskegon and worked at Colonial Bakery for a few years.  Deciding to change his career, he went to work for Hall Electric for 11 years until moving to Ludington in 1966 to start Carrier Electric which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1991.  Arlie was a member of the VFW, the American Legion, the Moose Lodge, the Eagles, the Elks and the Optimist Club.

In his spare time, Arlie enjoyed fishing with George Martin and Jack Bonser, hunting and bowling.  He also enjoyed spending winters in Florida, eventually making Florida his permanent residence.

Arlie is survived by: his son, Arlie (Donna) Carrier III, of Ludington; his companion, Helen Chinn of Florida; two grandchildren, Scott (Renia) Carrier, and Jennifer (Ashley) Masse; six great-grandchildren, Nate Carrier, Trevor Carrier, Briona Carrier, Jeffrey Carrier, Kennedy Masse and Kendall Masse; two brothers, Ken (Pat) Carrier, and Gary (Ann) Carrier; and several nieces and nephews. 

Arlie was preceded in death by: his father and step-mother, Arlie and Wilhelmina Carrier Sr.; his mother, Lucille Jones; his daughter, Judy Diane Carrier; and his brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Mariwyn Carrier.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 3, 2021, at Lakeview Cemetery, Ludington.  Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the US Navy and the Edwin H. Ewing American Legion Post #76.  

Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, Pere Marquette Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.


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