Carl A. Frost, 90, of Gloucester, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019, at his home.
A memorial service for Carl will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019, at New Hope Baptist Church, Beaufort, with Pastor Darryl W. Chadwick officiating.
Carl honorably served in the United States Marine Corps as a China Marine in Tsing Tao, China with the 1st Marine Division. After his discharge from the military, he married the love of his life, Myra, whom he was blessed to spend 77 years with.
Carl was the owner and operator of Carl Frost Gradall Rental. He was a heavy equipment operator, specializing in road construction. His talent and skill in his field allowed him to be responsible for building the banked turns on the first Daytona Speedway. Carl later worked for HCJB World Radio in both Miami, Florida and Colorado Springs, Colorado.
He and Myra were charter members of Hollywood Hills Missionary Christian Alliance in Hollywood, Florida and became members of New Hope Baptist Church in Beaufort when they moved to North Carolina. He had a love for the younger generation and enjoyed youth ministry. He also helped found the Christian Service Brigade (for boys) at Hollywood Hills Alliance.
Carl grew up in the Everglades where he created a love for the outdoors and fishing. In his retirement, he was able to once again enjoy the great outdoors. They spent time camping, traveling and he was able to enjoy his great passion of fishing. Some of his friends joked that he could catch a fish in a mud puddle. In 2011, they moved to Gloucester, North Carolina where they enjoyed family and their church fellowship. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his daughter, Carol Fielder and husband Chris of Gloucester; son, Dan Frost and wife Cindy of High Springs, FL; grandchildren, Steven Parker of Asheville, Amy Frost of High Springs, FL, Ben Frost of Davie, FL, Carrie Frost of Trenton, FL; and great-grandchildren, Braelyn Frost of Trenton, FL, Jaxson Parker of Asheville, Shaeleigh Frost of Trenton, FL and Taelyn Frost of Trenton.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Myra Lee Davenport Frost; parents, Joseph and Violet Frost; and grandchild, Michael Parker.
A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at New Hope Baptist Church in Beaufort.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church for the Athletic Field Fund at P.O. Box 2093, Beaufort, NC 28516.
Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net
Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC.
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New Hope Baptist of Beaufort
P.O. Box 2093, Beaufort NC 28516