Born Dec. 19, 1944 in Geneva, Mr. Carlson was a retired truck driver from Lindell May Trucking Service.
He had also worked as a union steward for the Teamsters Union at Wagner’s.
He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one son, Jon Carlson and wife Jenna of Paducah; one daughter, Teresa Thomas and husband Bryan of Metropolis; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marge Thomas of Brookfield, Mo. and Olive Scott of Carrollton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Frances Buttrum Carlson; his parents, Elmer and Olive Carr Carlson; three brothers, Bob Carlson, Sonny Carlson and Wilbert Carlson; and one sister, Carol Pierce.
Funeral service was held Sunday at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville with Rev. Topper Council officiating. Burial followed at New Liberty Cemetery in Eddyville.
Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.