Marion A. Carlton, 82, beloved father, grandfather and friend, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, in Azle.
Service is 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, in White’s Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Interment will be in Memory Gardens of the Valley. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Marion Alford Carlton was born Oct. 28, 1930, in Healdton, Okla., son of the late I.L. and Sina Stice Carlton. He met his wife, the late Betty Marie Phillips Carlton, while they were students at Wayland Baptist College, in Plainview, and they were happily married for 57 years.
Marion spent 42 years as a pipeline technician for Diamond Shamrock. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Marion had lived in the Weatherford area since 1976. He was a member of North Side Baptist Church for 36 years.
Survivors include his daughter, Leah Morris and husband, George, of Azle; son, Philip Carlton, of Weatherford; grandchildren, John Morris and wife, Teresa, of Azle, Nathan Morris and wife, Ashley, of Vernon, and Kallie Carlton, of Lufkin; great-grandchildren, Ian, Noah, Luke and Addie; sisters-in-law, Edith Scudder, JoAnn Cotten and Theo Phillips, all of Lubbock, Bettye Carlton, of Norman, Okla., and Maxine Carlton, of Paul’s Valley, Okla.; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of loving family and friends.
Marion was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Carlton, on Jan. 4, 2009; his parents; sisters, Vera Fronterhouse, Betty Rainey and Lora Kilcrease; and brothers, Weldon Carlton and Bobby Carlton.
White’s Funeral Home