Philip Leon Carleton, 64, of Garfield, Texas entered into eternal life surrounded by his family on Monday, August 21, 2017 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was born November 09, 1952, in La Mesa, California, the son of Leon Lawrence Carleton and Helen Margaret Hohrmann-Carleton.
Philip graduated from Rockport-Fulton High School in Rockport, Texas with the class of 1970. He also attended the University of Corpus Christi and majored in History. In 1973 Philip started work for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, State Parks Division as a Seasonal Employee at Goose Island State Park. On August 02, 1975 he was united in marriage to Pamela Sue McVay in Rockport, Texas. Later that same year they moved to Austin, Texas where he started work for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Law Enforcement Division as a Law Enforcement Communications Dispatcher. During his career with the agency, he worked over 19 years as a Law Enforcement Communications Supervisor. In 2005 he retired from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department with 32 years of state service. In his spare time Philip enjoyed playing guitar, fishing, camping, and spending time with his friends and family.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Pamela Sue Carleton of Garfield, Texas; two children Eric (Amanda) Carleton of Sherman, Texas and Aaron (Tayna) Carleton of Bastrop, Texas; two granddaughters Baybree and Lakelynn Carleton; two brothers Stephen (Tamera) Carleton of Rockport, Texas and Marcus (Delva) Carleton of McQueeney, Texas; and a sister Priscilla Carleton-Ocker of Corpus Christi, Texas; and five nephews Jason Carleton, Mitch Carleton, Tandy Wilkerson, Travis Carleton and Brett McVay.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leon Lawrence Carleton and mother, Helen Margaret Carleton and his brother-in-law, Don Ocker.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 26 at 2:00 p.m. in the Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home with Reverend Karen McVay Hunter officiating. Internment immediately following at Haynie Chapel Cemetery in Garfield, Texas. The Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home is in charge of all funeral arrangements. Visitation will begin on Friday after 6:00 p.m. in the chapel at Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home. The family will be there until 8:00 p.m. to greet relatives and friends.
In memory of Philip Leon Carleton donations may be made to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation.
Graveside service and burial is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 1pm Haynie Chapel Cemetery.