Pastor Charles Crowe Carlman transitioned to his heavenly home Aug. 7.
He was born in the Cayman Islands, and raised in a single-parent home due to the loss of his father when he was just six months old.
Carlman was saved and called to serve at the early age of 12. He would ride his bicycle every week to preach to people in a town named Georgetown.
Educated in the Cayman Islands, he traveled to Jamaica to attend God’s Bible School where he received a certificate in theology. He furthered his biblical training at American Bible Institute where he received his honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree.
He pastored several churches in the Cayman Islands in the 1950s. Carlman later became the director of a mission to help Christian children, medical clinics and teachers in Haiti. He later extended the fundraising to cover damages from hurricane, floods, fire and any area in dire need.
Carlman leaves to cherish his memories his loving, caring and devoted wife, Phylis; two daughters, Peggy Saunders and Judith Lankford; his son, Charles Carlman, Jr.; a sister-in-law Angie McLaughlin; two Goddaughters, Crystal Reed and Eboni Huggins and other nieces, nephews and many sorrowing friends.
Carlman was interred at Garden of Memories in Tampa.