Joseph “Freddy” Carlton, 69, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital.
He was a maintenance supervisor with Shaw Industries for more than 20 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Enterprise during the Cuban Blockade. Joe was a member of the VFW Post No. 2598 and the American Legion Post No.81 and was also a member and officer of the 40 & 8 Society. He was a member of Stanfield Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Edna Bush Carlton; wife, Wanda Lynn Carlton; and son, Jason Brent Carlton.
Survivors include his sister, Teresa Carlton Compton and husband, Dr. Richard Compton, of Summerville, Ga., and Robert Wayne Carlton and wife, Darlene, of Odessa, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with Jeff Howard and Dr. Richard Compton officiating.
Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with military honors.
Dr. Keith Compton, Dr. Meiklejohn McKenzie, Philippe Schaller, Byron Bush, Myron Bush and Larry Dotson will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Choate, Derek Allen, Kenneth Allen, Chris Allen, Kirk Allen and Jason Hicks.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Carlton family guestbook at fikefh.com.