Carl M. Antrim
Carl M. Antrim, 85, of Independence, Mo., passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. Carl was born June 16, 1931, at home in Kansas City, Mo., the son of George W. and Beatrice (Carpenter) Antrim. On June 20, 1954, Carl married the love of his life, Shirley Ann Holder, at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Independence, Mo. He and Shirley have three daughters, Sheri L. Dunn, Cathy E. Seger (married to Jim Seger), and Susan C. Antrim (married to Dr. Jim Ragan), nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He graduated from William Chrisman High School, and the University of Missouri Science and Technology, (Missouri School of Mines – Rolla, Mo.) with a BS in Chemical Engineering. Carl served in the Air Force during the Korean War. While in the Air Force, he was assigned to the Special Weapons division (Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs). He had the following security clearances: Top Secret (military) and a "Q" clearance AEC (Category 8; investigated by the FBI). Shirley also had these same two security clearances, since they were married. When the Strategic Air Command (SAC) obtained authorization to have Special Weapons on their bases, Carl was selected to be a member of the transfer team charged with cleaning the Nuclear Capsule, inspecting the weapons and certifying that the weapons were ready for service. His team was then responsible for delivering the bombs to Whiteman AFB. Carl retired as Vice President from Black & Veatch after 33 years; he held multiple positions within the company. Throughout his professional life, he was a Registered Professional Engineer in 38 states and travelled to more than 30 countries. After retirement, he kept busy as a volunteer for Youth Friends and the GED program, a tutor for the Literacy Council of Independence, and served on the Ordinance Review Committee for the City of Independence. Funeral services will be 10 A.M. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, 816-353-1218. Visitation will be 9 a.m. Thursday prior to the service at the chapel. Burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. The family requests contributions to the Heart Association in lieu of flowers. Online condolence may be expressed to the family at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com.
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