Richard Donald ‘Donnie’ Carwile

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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Richard Donald “Donnie” Carwile, 71, of Bardstown, KY passed away on Friday, April 17, 2020 at University of Louisville Hospital. He was born on January 17, 1949 in Farmville, VA to the late Richard Carroll and Anne Dean Carwile.

Donnie loved his work as an engineer for Mantissa Corporation and had several patents for his designs. He was an avid fisherman and loved spending time with his family. He was a follower of Jesus Christ and a member of Bloomfield Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his sister, Joan Carwile Wilson.

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He is survived by his wife, Frances Bass Carwile; his son, Richard Carwile and wife Sandy of Bloomfield, KY; his daughter, Jennifer Mathis of Wilmington, NC; his sister, Carol Anne Reynolds of Pamplin, VA, and his brother; Jimmy Carwile and wife Eunice of Farmville, VA. Donnie also leaves behind 8 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter, all of whom he adored.

Due to the current gathering restrictions, a private service will be held. A memorial service will take place at a later date for all of Donnie’s friends and family to celebrate his life.

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Bloomfield Baptist Church Missions Fund. The Houghlin Funeral Home of Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.