Dennis L. Carlton

December 27, 1952May 10, 2018

Dennis L. Carlton, age 65, of Imperial Beach, California passed away on Thursday May 10, 2018. Dennis was born December 27, 1952 in Hockley, Texas to parents Dennis Lemond Carlton Sr. and Mildred Carlton.

Dennis graduated from Andrews High School and did a 4 year stint in the U. S. Navy. He was honorably discharged and went on to form a career in the ship repair business. His last occupation listed him as a Logistics Coordinator for a local ship repair company. During the span of his 35 year career he worked for Southwest Marine Inc., South Bay Boatyard, Kettenburg Marine and Pacord.

On January 24, 1987 he married Vicky Lumbo and was blessed with 31 years of marriage. He and Vicky became parents to daughter Cynthia E. Carlton and son Dennis Ryan Carlton. In addition, Dennis was father to Debbie Renee Carlton and Linda Michelle Carlton from a previous marriage.

When not working, Dennis enjoyed relaxing at home drinking beer, listening to music and occasionally golfing. Another favorite was visiting the Golden Acorn Casino to partake of their generous buffet tables.

Dennis is survived by his spouse Vicky Carlton, his daughters; Debbie, Linda, and Cynthia, his son; Dennis, and his grandchildren; Julissa Carlton, Julian A. Jassick, Farrah J. Jassick, Ashley Renee Vanloon, Alyssa Juliet Pizzaruso, Adrian Jose Rojas, Anthony Michael Carlton, Aaron Ray Carlton, Angel Mario Carlton and great grandchild Chorus D'Mitri Love.

A visitation & celebration of life for Dennis will be held Friday, June 1, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Funeraria del Angel Chula Vista, 753 Broadway, Chula Vista, California 91910. His funeral service will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, California 92106 . He will be placed next to his infant daughter, Kimberly Carlton who passed in 1987. Military Honors will be performed under the auspices of the United States Navy.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Carlton family.


  • Visitation & Celebration of Life Friday, June 1, 2018
  • Eternal Resting Place Friday, June 8, 2018

Dennis L. Carlton

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Cindy Hanson-Pinkney

May 28, 2018

Hello, Lamont. I have known you since about 1960. Our parents were friends. I remember how you would drive me and your sister Paula to Andrews High school in your 1959, I think, red El Camino and the crazy thing was the truck didn't have a floor board. I remember listening to the Beetles White Album in 1969 and playing it backwards on a reel to reel recorder. I remember playing pool with you and Paula at the radio shop. I could go on and on but you were a great friend and I will miss you very much, my brother. Love, Cindy

Pamela Chalker

May 22, 2018

Dennis "This is not a goodbye, my dear friend, this is a thank you. Thank you for coming into my life, thank you for friendship,thank you for thinking of me when you were to come to Vegas, thank you for receiving my friendship in return. Thank you for the memories I will cherish forever.” I will truly miss you more than you'll know. I raise in beer in honor of our friendship!!!

May the Lord help Vicky and her family and all that knew Dennis get thru this time of grief, may the memories of Dennis bring smiles to your face and heart.

Always in my heart,

Meg Wendel

May 19, 2018

Dennis gave me the push to start my business, 1Meg Computers.... “Meg, if you can’t fix my PC, you have no business going into business” ;) and that was the push I needed as he was correct and I might add, he also got his PC fixed ;). He was also a wonderful friend and awesome guitar player who taught me how to play many songs. Every time I hear Blackbird from the Beetles, I will think of him. ...."Take these wings and learn to fly"....Vicki and kids, so sorry he was taken too early. I will pray for your comfort during this difficult time.
Fair winds and following seas, my Navy brother. God bless.
Meg Wendel, Kentucky via San Diego.