January 5, 1947 – November 4, 2018
Kyle Carlin, 71, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018 in his home surrounded by his loving family.
Kyle was a graduate of Sulphur High School. He was drafted by the LA Dodgers and played in their organization until being drafted by the U.S. Army where he served in Vietnam . He returned home and resumed playing baseball for the Dodgers. After a few years he began working at Firestone. In 2006 he moved to Toledo Bend where he spent his retirement years fishing.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 28 years, Cele Carlin; five children, Kirk Carlin of Lake Charles, Kimberly Carlin of Sulphur, DeAnn Herbel (Dene) of Millsap, TX, Ronnie Hudson (Dal) of Argyle, TX, Amy McCarley (Mike) of Blue Ridge, TX; three brothers, Donald Wilbert Carlin (Joan) of Houston, TX, Kenneth Ray Carlin (Charlotte) of Carlyss, and Gerald Lynn Carlin of Lake Charles; one sister, Judy Carlin (J.B.) of Rosepine; six grandchildren, Sydney, Sierra, and Cade Herbel, Seth, Megan, and Ashley McCarley His preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Artie Carlin, brother Billy Wayne Carlin, and an infant son, Kevin Carlin.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Hixson Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home, 2051 E. Napoleon St. Sulphur, La. 70663. Junior Ledoux will officiate. Visitation will be held 4 - 7 p.m. , Friday in Hixson Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be Sunday in Fairview Cemetery of Millsap, TX. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com
- Cele Carlin, Wife of 28 years
- Kimberly Carlin, Daughter
- Kirk Carlin, Son
- DeAnn Herbel and husband Dene, Daughter
- Ronnie Hudson and wife Dal, Son
- Amy McCarley and husband Mike, Daughter
- Don Carlin and wife Joan, Brother
- Kenneth Carlin and wife Charlotte, Brother
- Gerald Carlin, Brother
- Judy Carlin LeDoux and husband J.B., Sister
- Sydney, Sierra,and Cade Herbel, and Seth, Megan, and Ashley McCarley, Grandchildren
- Bill and Artie Carlin, Parents
- Billy Wayne Carlin, Brother
- Kevin Carlin, infant son
- Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2018
January 3, 2019
Tried to send a note to family previously- - - hope you receive this. Kyle was a special part of my h.s.memories...played together with him on the CORVAIRS. Lots of bb fun! I used to warm him up sometimes before the game, and I can still remember how my hand felt after doing that! HAHA Kyle was a very nice guy lots of fun. May our Good Lord continue to be with you and your family and bless you all.......Harlan
December 26, 2018
Kyle was a tremendous athlete in High School. I was two years behind but he was as good an athlete as anyone at SHS. His Dad along with Mr Stroddard were two of the best coaches to teach young kids going into High School. I played my junior & senior years at SHS in basketball and Kyle’s brother, Gerald was on those teams. I thoroughly admired this family. RIP Kyle!!!
November 14, 2018
Steve, thank you , correction noted.
You’re a good man.
November 13, 2018
PAM, I WAS SHAKING WHEN WE PLAYED BABE RUTH BASEBALL, NOT THE DODGERS.
November 11, 2018
Just a couple of corrections on words in my below memory
Steve Baudoin, yours got me , you said shaking in the batter’s box when Kyle was pitching
He was indeed spectacular, so glad he got to continue with his talents with the Dodgers. all around athlete A tremendous heart , classmate SHS1965, Sulphur Louisiana
Rest In Peace my friend
November 10, 2018
Stephen , shaking in the batter’s box when Kyle was pitching for the Dodgers, loved it, he was indeed an all around great athlete, and on the pitcher’s mound spectacular.
Was so happy to hear he was drafted by the Dodgers, he deserved it.
Also a man with a tremendous heart. Heaven and his classmates has another angel. Rest In Peace my friend.
Also I wish you would also add back in the younger photos, the one in his Dodgers uniform.
November 8, 2018
WHILE NOT A CLOSE FRIEND OF KYLE'S, MY TIME WITH HIM WAS SPENT SHAKING IN THE BATTTERS BOX WHEN HE WAS PITCHING. SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
November 6, 2018
CHILD HOOD FRIENDS EVEN THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL MAY HE REST IN PEACE
November 4, 2018
Cele and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I will always remember Kyle as a troubled, but very compassionate and kind man and fabulous neighbor. Cele, I feel sure he and Drew are very busy fishing. I love you. Kay