Joe Wayne Carlton

December 9, 1950December 18, 2012

Joe Carlton, 62, of Hackett, went to be with our Loving Father on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. He was born December 9, 1950 in Mansfield, Arkansas. On February 2, 1979 he married Annie Carlton. Joe graduated from Mansfield High School and served a two year tour for the U.S. Navy in Vietnam. Joe also served in the Naval Reserves in the Seabees. He received an associate’s degree from WestArk Community College. Joe worked as an electrician at Crane Industries for 16 years and retired from Whirlpool.

Joe was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing music and bringing smiles to his family’s faces. His calm, consistent and humble approach to all situations will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his family and friends. Joe gave generously in all ways imaginable and was of the Baptist faith. Be it his time, opinion, effort or help in general; Joe never hesitated to extend himself for his friends and family. He was a rare man and the love and respect that this family has for him cannot begin to be expressed by words alone.

Graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2012 at Mountain View Cemetery in Hackett under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Viewing will be Thursday from 1 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 4 – 6 p.m.

He is survived by his wife, Annie of the home; one daughter, Anna Starling and husband, Nathan of Dover, AR; two sons, Randy Jones and wife, Melissa of Hackett and Brian Jones and wife, Robin of Alma; four sisters, Loretta Hope of Mansfield, Donna Carlton of Hackett, Kim Trantham of Fort Smith and Leslie Abshere of Rogers; five grandchildren, Seth, Coti, Devin, Aaron and Rebecca and one great grandchild, Grayson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy Joe and Willa Mae Carlton.

Pallbearers will be Seth Jones, Devin Jones, Aaron Jones, Ronnie Richardson, Terry Basinger, and Gene Herdison.


  • Graveside Service Friday, December 21, 2012

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Brian Jones

April 11, 2013

You will never be forgotten joe you were one of a kind

melanie shelton-garner

December 24, 2012

joe was the most kind and gentle person, i loved to hear him sing any songs by gene watson.i have special memories of him and know you all do as well.i am so sorry for your love & prayers go out to all of you.

Glen Woolsey

December 22, 2012

I was Sorry to here of Joes Passing.

He was a Friend of mime. The Angels are

Surrounding Him As God Called Him Home!

With Deepest Sympathy

Glen Woolsey

Glen Woolsey

December 22, 2012

Your in My Thoughts and Prayers, Joe was a Good Friend of Mine.

I was Saddened by Passing.

With Deepest Symapathy.

Glen Woolsey

Vanna & Sam Gillion

December 21, 2012

We are so sorry to hear of Joe's passing we didn't know Joe well but always heard he was a good man.Our heart is with you,God bless.

December 21, 2012

I am sorry for your loss. I had not seen Joe since childhood but have very fond memories of him and the fun we use to have. Your family is in my prayers." May God Hold You All In The Hollow Of His Hands At This Time" Love you all.........Pam Herdison Wagner

December 21, 2012


Janice Chapman

December 21, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. He was a good man. My parents were good friends with his parents and we had some good times camping and fishing. May God be with all of you.

December 21, 2012

So sorry for your loss, may God bless you in this time of your grief

Virginia Niblett and family

Karen Donaldson

December 20, 2012

Joe has always been my favorite person. I enjoyed being around him. I loved to hear him sing "The Way I Am" by Merle Haggard. Annie my thoughts are with you and kids and grandkids. If you need anything, just call me.