OBITUARY

Douglas Jean Carleton

January 10, 1924July 2, 2018

Douglas Jean Carleton, age 94, longtime resident of Dallas, Texas, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018. Doug was born January 10, 1924 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After service in the Army Air Corp in WWII, Doug was employed with Viking Carpet Company for over 25 years. He then owned and operated Carleton Wholesale Flooring, for 10 years in the Dallas area. He was a dedicated member of Lovers Lane UMC, a member of Hella Shrine, and an avid golfer. He enjoyed fishing and "puttering" at his house on Lake Texoma.

Family was the focus of his life. Doug is survived by his wife of 30 years, Charlene Carleton (Clark); children, Pamela McSpadden (Vance), Ron Clark (Dianne) and Ellen Clark; grandchildren, James McSpadden (Elizabeth), Austin Clark (Lindsey), Josie Andrews (Michael), and Robert Clark; great grandchildren, Olivette McSpadden-Moran, Julia and Adam Andrews; sister-in-law, Marquita Carleton; niece, Denise Lovelace (Mark), nephew Skip Carleton (Rike) and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews. Also survived by the McSpadden and Clark Families, who adopted Doug as one of their own.

Doug was preceded in death by his first wife of 39 years, Norma Carleton (Troop); parents, Ida and Charles Carleton; brothers Charles and Marvin Carleton; sister-in-law, Ruth Carleton.

A visitation will be held Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, Wesley Chapel, 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75220, with the funeral service to follow at 1:30 PM. A graveside service will be held at 11 AM on Monday, July 9, 2018 at Rose Hill Burial Park in Oklahoma City, OK.

Contributions in Doug's memory may be made to Shriners Hospitals For Children or to Lovers Lane UMC. Condolences may be shared at www.Sparkman-Hillcrest.com for the Carleton family.

  • DONATIONS

  • Shrine Hospitals For Children

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 7, 2018
REMEMBERING

Douglas Jean Carleton

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Helen Nixon

July 11, 2018

Charlene,

I'm so sorry I wasn't able to attend the service for Doug, to hug you and tell you how sorry I am to hear of your loss. He was always so kind to me - especially in taking my frequent calls to you. I know you will miss him but hope all the wonderful memories you have will give you some comfort.

Please know you are in my thoughts even if I'm not there physically. If you need company in the coming days my phone and email are still the same.

Much love,
Helen Nixon

Kate Marshall

July 5, 2018

I had the privilege of knowing Mr. Doug the last several years while he lived across the hall from my office. He was the sweetest man I have ever met who always had a smile and a thank you for everyone. He adored his wife, Charlene, and his daughter, Pam. His smile when one of them came to visit would light up the whole room. I think fondly of Charlene feeding him coconut cream pie from Norma's Café and how much he enjoyed it. And Pam hanging special decorations on the metal tree in his room for every holiday. People passing by would comment on it and he would proudly say "My daughter did that!" Doug was an angel among us and I know that he made the world a better place for all whose lives he touched.

FROM THE FAMILY