OBITUARY

Royce Wayne CARLTON

October 21, 1942November 17, 2021

Royce Wayne Carlton was born on October 21st, 1942 in Madison Florida. He passed away peacefully, and in the best care surrounded by his closest family, at Community Hospice Baptist South in Jacksonville Florida on November 17th, 2021.

Royce graduated from Terry Parker High School, in Jacksonville, Florida in 1962. Not long after, he joined the Army where he served building roads in Vietnam. Upon his discharge, he returned home to start his career as a Corrections Officer for the city of Jacksonville. In 1974 Royce met the love of his life Kathleen (Kathy) Hand. They married in 1976 and started their life together. In 1981 Royce and Kathy adopted their only child, daughter, and daddy’s girl Jolene. Royce retired from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department as a Correctional Sergeant after 38 years. After only a couple of years retirement, Royce’s hard working nature led him to another 11 years of employment with Walmart Super Center, finally in 2014 he settled into retirement spending his days at home with his wife.

Royce is pre-deceased by his father and mother, Joseph Broward Carlton Sr. and Bennie Myrtle Gaston, his younger brother Joseph Broward Carlton Jr., Marion Dallas Carlton and Pyxie Ola Carlton (Neé Durrance), Marshall Coggins Gaston, Thetis Gaston (Neé Wilson), and Aunt Hazeltine Maddox. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Kathleen Carlton, his daughter Jolene Raichelle Carlton, two older brothers, Gaston Carlton (Ruth) and Marshall Carlton (Joyce), along with many Loving nieces and nephews.

Royce always put his family first and his main concern was taking care of them. His legacy will have a lasting impact on all whose lives he touched. He was truly a great man and will be tremendously missed.

A visitation for Royce will be held Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Hardage - Giddens Greenlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, 4300 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207, followed by a memorial service from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.GreenlawnJacksonville.com for the CARLTON family.

Services

4 December

Visitation

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hardage - Giddens Greenlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery

Service Room

4300 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207

4 December

Memorial Service

1:00 pm

Hardage - Giddens Greenlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery

Service Room

4300 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207

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