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Thomas Robert Carlton

March 24, 1949 ~ July 16, 2021 (age 72)


     Thomas Robert Carlton, age 72, of Harrisburg, passed away peacefully in his sleep at 1:16 AM, Friday, July 16, 2021 at Harrisburg Medical Center.

     Robert was born on March 24, 1949 to Elbert Lee and Eva Mae (Thomas) Carlton.  He was the graphics designer at Hart’s Department Store until their closure.  He then went to Townley Manufacturing, using the graphics design knowledge to turn measurements into huge pipes for power plants and such large products using AutoCAD software.

     Robert married Sheila Farley on September 21, 1977, and they adopted a son, T.R. Daniel Carlton.

     Robert is survived by his son, Daniel Carlton and wife Jessica of Brighton, Colorado, grandson, Zaylyn Rapp; brother, John Carlton and wife Susan of Rockdale, Illinois; sister, Janice Agin and husband Buck of Harrisburg, Illinois; and nine nieces and nephews.

     Robert was preceded in death by his parents and wife Sheila.    

     Graveside services for Thomas Robert Carlton will be held on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 11 AM at Salem Cemetery in Carrier Mills. Rev. Ownly Williams will officiate and burial will follow in Salem Cemetery.   Memorials may be made to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, the American Heart Association or TCT.  Envelopes will be available at the cemetery.  Those wishing to attend should gather at the cemetery.


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Graveside Service
July 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Salem Cemetery
Salem Road
Harrisburg, IL 62946

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