Edwin James Carlton, 60, of Fredericktown, Missouri died December 31, 2006 at the St. Louis VA Medical Center.
Mr. Carlton was born on July 20, 1946, in Ironton, Missouri, the son of Nina and Henry Carlton.
He graduated from Southeast Missouri State in 1968. After graduation Ed moved to California where he served as a Naval Lieutenant aboard the USS Rainier during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Carlton graduated from law school at the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1975. He became partner at the firm of Oliver, Walker, Carlton and Wilson where he worked for over 20 years. He was active in the community, serving on the boards of the Salvation Army and Cancer Research Center. In 1996, he moved to Oklahoma, where he continued to practice law. He spent the last years of his life in southeastern Missouri.
Armed with a quick wit and hearty chuckle, Mr. Carlton was a devoted father, a loyal friend and possessed a loving spirit. He was extremely proud of his family and his service to his country. He enjoyed sports, history and cooking. In some circles he is known for his famous pancakes.
He is survived by his mother, Nina Carlton of Fredericktown; his children, Christopher Carlton and Tiffany Alexander, and their spouses, all of Chicago; and adoring family members and friends.
Mr. Carlton was preceded in death by his father.
Services will be held at 11 am. January 13, 2007 at the United Methodist Church, 216 S. Main St., Fredericktown, followed by a graveside military interment.