Mac Carlton, outdoorsman, died Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at his home.
Mac Carlton, outdoorsman, died Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at his home. Mr. Carlton was born October 14, 1963, in Nashville, to Noel D. “Chuck” Carlton and Ruby Brandon Carlton. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a great brother and uncle. He loved the outdoors and the simple things in life. Mac never met a stranger, and would do anything for his family and friends. Mac was self-employed in produce sales, with growing, buying, and retail sales, and had been an independent wholesale distributor for Kellogg. He was a Master Wood Turner, member of the Southeast Oklahoma Wood Turners and ArLaTex Wood Turners in Texarkana. Mac proudly participated and won honors in the Wood Turners competition at the Oklahoma Forrest Heritage Center at Beavers Bend State Park in Oklahoma. The Wood Turners made and donated wooden boxes to the “Beads of Courage Program.” This program fives children with a life threatening illness a glass bead as they move through each different part of their medical journey. A child could receive as many as a thousand beads. The wooden boxes were to hold the children's glass beads. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noel D. and Ruby Brandon Carlton; maternal grandparents, Hannie Brandon and Ella Jester Brandon; and, paternal grandparents, Joe C. Carlton and Holly Grisham Carlton. Mac was survived by his brother, Joe Don, and wife, Laura Carlton, of Nashville; nephew, Michael Carlton, of Texarkana, Texas; niece, Dana Carlton, of Nashville; and one great-nephew, Jayden, of Nashville; and, a host of other family and friends. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, January, 4, 2014, at the Ozan Cemetery (Bingen) in Nashville. Visitation will be at the cemetery. Donations may be made to the Ozan Cemetery, c/o Jay Lathrop, 190 Hempstead 27 N., Nashville, Ar., 71852. Sympathy messages may be sent to www.latimerfuneralhome.com online.