Albert "Ron" Ronald Carlson

May 14, 1938January 9, 2021

Albert “Ron” Ronald Carlson, age 82, passed away on January 9, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. Ron was born in Chicago, Illinois to Blanche H. Carlson and Albert Axel Carlson. He is also preceded in death by his son, Albert Carlson, Jr. Ron is survived by his wife, Sandra Midgett Carlson; daughters, Ronnette Brown (Peter) and Dawne Garcia (Jose); grandchildren, Kyle Carlson (Hillary), Josh Garcia, Christian Garcia, Sarah Greenwood (Mitchell), and Brittany Carlson; great-grandchildren, Declan Carlson, Kylee Carlson, Leland Carlson, and Willow Greenwood; nephew, Mike Goodman; and many friends.

Ron easily made friends everywhere he went with his loving and outgoing personality. He loved watching Alabama football and Vanderbilt sports. Ron also volunteered for golf tournaments with Vanderbilt. He volunteered with Second Harvest and was a member of the Nashville “Y” and Una Church of Christ.

A Graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 660 Thompson Lane, Nashville.


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Mike Goodman

January 14, 2021

Ron was my uncle. I was 16 when my father passed and from that point on Ron treat me like a little brother. I remember watching a Vanderbilt basketball game and telling him that I thought it was cool to be usher. 2 days later I had a yellow jacket and I was a Vanderbilt usher. Ron was a person that got things done. We went to many ball games and golf tournaments together. Ron was a great uncle and good friend. He did not know a stranger and he had a great personality. He will be missed dearly by all of us. See you in heaven Unc! Say hi to Al and Grandma for me. All my love Mike

Angela Votta

January 14, 2021

I worked at Legends Club and Ron was always volunteering for events that we hosted at the club. I became friends with him and through the years some of us got together often to have lunch and catch up. He always added great fun to our conversations and I will miss those times dearly. Loved him and hope to see him again some day. Miss you, Angela

Beverly Hicks

January 14, 2021

Ron will be missed by all who knew him. We shared a love for Vanderbilt and all sports there, and had many conversations about the games. I was Blessed to have known Ron and will keep Sandra and Ron’s family in my prayers.

Eric Chapman

January 14, 2021

A great man I got to know over the years.
Sending prayers to Mrs.Sandra and family.

Justine (Tina) Myers

January 14, 2021

Ron volunteered with me starting at the Sara Lee Classic LPGA golf tournament at The Hermitage Golf Course (1988) through The Electrolux golf tournament at The Legends Golf Course in Franklin . He was always willing to do anything asked of him, including starting the coffee each morning at 5AM! The volunteers loved him, he was always quick to say "Yes" to any job. We continued to volunteer for many years at other golf events including the Mason Rudolph college men & women's teams at the Legends Club. He was so funny & quick witted I will miss him....
Tina Myers

inez Stubblefield

January 14, 2021

We've loved Ron since the first time we met him at Una Church of Christ and the years we spent in the Bible study group with he and Sandra. Ron would do anything to help anybody. Of course, there were a few times when I wanted to pinch his head off! But those times were few and far between. Ron loved to have fun. We will miss you Ron. We will see you again. We love you.
Curt and Inez Stubblefield

Dawn (Goodman) Crowder

January 13, 2021

Uncle Ronnie was such a wonderful man, always greeted myself, by sister and brother with warmth and a smile. We loved visiting him on holidays and seeing him at Vandy basketball and football games. He will be missed. My love and prayers to Sandra and all his children.

Ed & Connie Colley

January 12, 2021

Ron was truly one in a million and so loved by us. We will miss him at church, the phone calls, dinners, and dropping by the house. It was always a pleasant adventure eating out or having Ron and Sandra over for dinner. He always kept things lively and so much fun. Ron was a good Christian man who loved helping and doing for others. We only wish we could have enjoyed his friendship longer. I'm sure Ron will be looking down from above trying to hug Connie and aggravate me. Ron, we only wish we had more time with you. We love you deeply and miss you more. In Christian Love.
Ed & Connie

Yvonne Wood

January 12, 2021

Ish and I send our deepest sympathy to Ron's family. Ron was a member of our Gallatin High School graduating class of 1956. He lit up the room when he walked in. I do not think he missed any class reunions. He was beloved by all of us. What an interesting life he led and gave so much of himself to others. May he rest in peace.

Ronnette Brown

January 12, 2021