Thursday, March 26, 2015

Worden Carlson Dies At 85

Worden T. Carlson, age 85, of LaBelle, passed away March 24, 2015 at home in LaBelle, FL.

He was born Dec. 25, 1929 in Miami, FL, to the late Shim Carlson and the late Mary Trigg (Newman) Carlson. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven Carlson.

Ward served in the U.S. Army for 8 years in both World War II and the Korean War. He started and operated Carlson Fence Co in Miami for 39 years then retired to LaBelle 16 years ago. He was a life member of Miami Lakes Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years: Virginia L. Gibson, son: Keith Murrah, sister: Charlotte Carlson, brothers: Tom and Gordie Carlson, step children: Kenneth Gibson, Mark Davis and Ron Davis & spouses: Gina, Penny and Adriana, six grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Ward was always there for his family and friends.

A memorial gathering honoring his life will be held Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 1:00 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in LaBelle with Rev. Alan H. Kelmereit officiating. Inurnment will take place at South Florida National Cemetery, Lake Worth, FL.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Miami Lakes Lions Club in Miami. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

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