Joseph Raymond Carl

Joseph Raymond Carl, a longtime resident of Southeast Alaska, passed away Friday February 11th, 2022, in Ketchikan, Alaska, surrounded by family.

Joe was born in Park Rapids, Minnesota on May 13th, 1954, the first of 8 children to John Anthony Carl and Gloria Anna Swanson. 

Joe graduated in 1973 from McMinnville High School. He followed his path of logging in Oregon until he made his journey to Alaska in 1982. 

Joe married the love of his life, Debra Jeanne Proctor, on September 19th, 1981, in Clallan Bay, Washington. Joe and Debbie had two children Amber Carl of Oregon and Gerald Carl of Colorado. They had just celebrated their 42nd anniversary. 

In 1982 Joe & Debbie moved from Washington to Big Salt, Alaska, a logging camp, located on Prince of Wales Island. He worked for various logging companies throughout his life, he was known to many as “Sloppy Joe.” 

Joe had three grandchildren, John Anthony Carl II 17 of Oregon, Dylan Joseph Carl 12 of Colorado and Josilyn Jeanne-Emmy Carl 2 of Oregon. These 3 kids were his pride and joy. 

Joe is survived by his wife Debra Carl, daughter Amber(Michel), son Gerald(Stephanie), grandchildren John, Dylan and Josilyn, Brother Douglas(Kerrie) and Sisters Mary, Susan, Joan and Patricia. He was preceded in death by his parents John & Gloria Carl, brothers Johnny and Mark Carl, and Niece Amanda Stovall.