FARMINGTON – Chuck Carleton of Farmington entered into eternal rest on May 7, 2019, at Evelyn's House in Creve Coeur at the age of 72. He was born November 23, 1946, in Bonne Terre, Missouri, to the late Charles Earl Carleton Jr. and Martha Joan (Havniear) Carleton.
Chuck was a very empathetic and kind man and empathy served him well throughout his career as a mentor and educator to many. He worked for 11 years in Memphis, Tennessee, as an art teacher and basketball coach before relocating to Farmington where he served as Assistant Principal and Principal at Farmington High School and Director of Transportation and Food Services for the Farmington school district. After retiring from education, he became the assistant CEO for Mineral Area Hospital. He then took a position with Parkland Health Center in physician recruitment and then as Director of Medical Staff Services. Chuck was an eloquent speaker and served on the Board at the SEMO Behavioral Health Aquinas Center. He was a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church of Farmington and most recently attended the Fredericktown United Methodist Church. Chuck enjoyed cars, boating, trivia, going to the movies, water skiing, drawing, and painting. He always made time for others and was very much a gentleman. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Jane Carleton of Farmington, his children, Carolyn Carleton of Farmington and Charlie Carleton of Farmington, three grandchildren, Greg Roberts, Grant Roberts, and Hailey Roberts, his brother, John (and wife Pam) Carleton of Warsaw, his mother in law, Mary Barron of Fredericktown, sister and brother in laws, Mike and Cindi Barron, Bob and Frances Barron, Mary and Ronnie Moyers, and Julie and Joe Pritchett, his cousins, Susan Hall, Phyllis Rich, Vicky Moses, and Becky Gammon, nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends may call on Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Visitation will resume on Friday at 7 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. in the Cozean chapel. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Gateway Hemophilia Foundation, 4976 Eichelberger, St Louis, MO 63109 or Evelyn's Hospice House, P.O. Box 790369, St Louis, MO 63179-9917. View the tribute video, the online obituary and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.