Gary Milton Carlton

By  | September 21, 2022 | Filed under: Obituaries, Shackelford Funeral Home

Gary Milton Carlton, 64, passed on September 20, 2022, in his favorite place in the world, his home. He is survived by the love of his life, his 2002 Heritage Softtail Harley Davidson. He is also survived by his two children, Cole Carlton (Andrea), Kristen Jones (Bryan), two grandsons, Ripkyn and Carter Jones, his three sisters, Alice Faye Turner, Cathy Gee, Wanda Wilson (Kent), one brother, Billy Turner, and his parents, Milton and June Carlton.

Gary was born on December 26, 1957 in the Mississippi Delta and later moved to Memphis when he was a child. In Memphis, Gary was known to raise cain, work on anything with a motor, and go as fast as possible. Gary later moved to Pinson, TN when his children were young. There he spent his time riding ATVs, working on his 1964 Chevrolet C-10, “terrorizing” the neighborhood, and racking up the miles on his motorcycle. He filled his kids life with wild memories, with the love of being outside, and knowing not to do anything half way. After retiring from Steamfitters Local 614, he spent his time with his children and grandchildren, doing whatever he wanted, and having the time of his life.

After Gary’s brain cancer diagnosis, he put all his energy into fighting it because anything worth doing is worth doing right. Gary will be missed but we know he’s gliding down the streets of heaven on his Harley, cancer free, with a smile on his face.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, September 22nd at Shackelford Funeral Directors – East Main Chapel.

The family will receive friends at East Main Chapel from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the American Brain Tumor Association.

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