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The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Tree of Life Ministries, Lynchburg. A Celebration of Life for John will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Tree of Life Ministries in Lynchburg with Pastor Mike Dodson officiating. Interment will follow at Tree of Life Cemetery in Altavista.

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John Robert DeCarmo, 80, of Lynchburg went to be with his Lord on Sunday, November 21, 2021. He was the husband of Deanna DeCarmo for 53 years.

John was born in Yonkers, New York on September 20, 1941, but was raised on the North Shore of Oahu, HI. He is the son of the late John Antonio DeCarmo and Lucille Amarino DeCarmo.  He had an apostolic calling, a passion for the Word of God, and his life’s mission was to bring people to the Lord.  In his 45 years of ministry, he planted 25 plus churches and pastored in New Milford, CT, Kitty Hawk, NC and Stumpy Point, NC.    John most recently served as a teacher, Biblical counselor, and musician at Tree of Life Ministries, where he enjoyed playing the saxophone on the worship team.In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Michael R. DeCarmo of Hackberry, AZ, David J. DeCarmo of Chesapeake, VA, Elaine C. DeCarmo of Honolulu, HI, and Jonathan D. DeCarmo of Lynchburg, nine grandchildren: Andrea, Mary, Amanda, Cristie, Victoria, Owen, Kamryn, Noah, and Dylan, and 9 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his four siblings: Lucille Flickinger, Victoria Matthews, Lawrence DeCarmo, and Joseph DeCarmo.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Tree of Life Ministries, Lynchburg.
A Celebration of Life for John will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Tree of Life Ministries in Lynchburg with Pastor Mike Dodson officiating. Interment will follow at Tree of Life Cemetery in Altavista.

In lieu of flowers please consider making memorial contributions to Tree of Life Ministries, 2812 Greenview Dr. Lynchburg, VA 24502.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Posted by:
Dallas Gray

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November 27, 2021

Deanna I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Pastor but at the same time happy for him to be in the arms of his Lord whom he served for a lifetime. Pastor was a remarkable man that has touched the lives of so many including mine. You were both always there for me in both the good times and the different times of my life. Know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and that both Janet and I love you so very much May God continue to bless and comfort you during these difficult days and the days ahead

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Timothy P Drinkard sr

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November 27, 2021

Brother John was truly an inspiration to me as I sat beside him playing the congas at church. Truly a great man and spiritual leader. He always loved giving the Lord praise. To hear him play was the closest thing to hearing the music in heaven. I will miss you my friend but only for a short while.

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Martha Laurendeau

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November 25, 2021

The passing of this great soldier has left a hole in many hearts. John DeCarmo was loved and respected like few people I have ever known and I loved him dearly. So did my family. I’ve never known anyone that my Tom respected more than John. Our hearts go out to you, Deanna, and the boys. But we also rejoice because we know that John’s new residence is where he longed to be, where he was designed to be. Now, he’s rejoicing in Heaven with all those he loved who are already there and have been awaiting his arrival. One day soon, John, we will all be with you . And what a day of rejoicing that will be. ❤️❤️

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Susan Mccuiston

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November 25, 2021

So sorry for your loss In our prayers and thoughts Matthew 25:23: His lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things.

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Bryan Kellner

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November 25, 2021

Pastor John was my first pastor, for 9 years. He baptized me and taught me how to live for Christ as well as how to serve in the local church. He was like a father to me always encouraging and loving! I used to play the piano and sing in church alongside his beautiful saxophone playing! I look forward to seeing you again in heaven one day, Pastor!

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Floreene

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November 25, 2021

So sorry to hear of your loss Deanna. Your family has meant so much to me since we met in 1959. I will never forget all that you have done for me and my family. John is walking the streets of gold with so many of our loved ones. Praise our Wonderful Lord!

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Dee Rivera

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November 24, 2021

A Great friend, we are both from our little town in Hawaii along with his wife Deanna. We both grew up together. John will be missed by many, as a pastor friend his talent with his music and saxophone player. RIP "Sir John". Enjoying playing your saxophone in Heaven for all of our friends and family. Aloha Oe. Hawaiian: Haaheo ka ua i na pali Ke nihi a ela ka nahele E hahai (Uhai) ana paha i ka liko Pua ahihi lehua o uka Hui Aloha oe Aloha oe E ke onaona noho i ka lipo One fond embrace A hoi a e au Until we meet again. English The rain is proud of the cliffs Creeping through the forest It may be following (Uhai) the likeness The lehua blossoms of the uplands Hi (Hui) Greetings to you,greetings to you Let the sweetness dwell in the heart One fond Embrace and I returned Until we meet again.

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David & Debbie Perrot

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November 24, 2021

Pastor John was not only a man of God but a philosopher, a musician and a theologian. He always knew the right thing to say when you asked a question or needed inspiration. He married my daughter and son-in-law at the most beautiful wedding. He will be truly missed but we are happy that he is no longer in pain and with the God he so dutifully served.

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Karen and David Midgett

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November 24, 2021

Pastor John will be greatly missed by so many people. He was our Pastor in Stumpy Point close to 20 years along with his precious wife Deanna. I have never known another man more dedicated to a church or Christ. Pastor we have always loved you and will see you again in paradise.

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Cheryl

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November 24, 2021

pastor John leaves an incredible legacy! He was my first pastor and taught me to love the lords church and the word of God. I have so many precious memories of being with him and hearing him preach and teach the word. Pastor DeCarmo has many awards awaiting him in heaven!

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Layne Owen family

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November 24, 2021

Our sincere condolences for your loss. Much Aloha and prayers to John’s Ohana.

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Robbie Campbell

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November 24, 2021

I will truly miss you John the encouragement the talks I can always hear you say just let the Holy Spirit lead you when you play your instrument.

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Tim Wall

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November 24, 2021

Our prayers are with the family. Christ and John are the reasons why I play the sax to this day for the Lord. Praise the Lord for his influence in my life. To God be the glory We love you John and always will. I’m sure you are still playing for Jesus perfectly now without no pain.

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Jeremy Carter

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November 24, 2021

Pastor John will be greatly missed. A man who loved God and loved people. A wonderful example to my entire family. I will miss hearing him pray and talking about the Lord. I will miss hearing him play the saxophone with the worship band. He was a general in the faith and the anointing on his life was evident! The great hope we have in Jesus is that we will see him again one of these days! Prayers for Deanna and the entire family! ❤️

 

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