OBITUARY: Philip Ryan Carlson


Philip Ryan Carlson, age 37, of Mount Juliet, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2023.

Philip was born in Nashville, TN and was a member of Nashville First Church of the Nazarene. He was a Property Minister for Men of Valor Prison Ministry. Philip was pursuing higher education, first in I.T. where he was exceeding his own expectations.

Led by the Lord, Philip then decided to change his career and educational pursuits to full-time ministry, following in his father’s footsteps by attending Trevecca and focusing on expanding God’s Kingdom through a career at Men of Valor.

Philip enjoyed riding motorcycles, pursuing gains in the gym, skydiving, loving on his niece and nephew and all children, caring for animals, and enjoying all things sports, especially Titans football.

Philip was preceded in death by his father, Carl Carlson, and his grandfathers, Vernon Brown and Terry Acker.

He is survived by:
Mother – Karen Carlson
Brothers – David Joshua (Janna) Carlson, Michael Jeffrey (Michelle-lee) Carlson and Stephen Mark Carlson
Grandmother – Frances Brown Acker
Uncles – Michael “Micky” Brown and Jeff Brown
Niece – Jayce Carlson
Nephews – Daniel Carlson and Philip Jacob Carlson (due in October 2023)

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2023 at Nashville First Church of the Nazarene, 510 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN. The service will be conducted at 11 a.m. with Pastor Kevin Ulmet officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Josh Carlson, Michael Carlson, Stephen Carlson, Michael “Micky” Brown, Mark Hodge, and Tyler Duke. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men of Valor Staff.

The family prefers that memorials be made to Men of Valor, 504 Valor Way, Antioch, TN 37013.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663.


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