Carlton L. Horton, age 79, a native of St. Elmo, AL and a resident of Theodore, AL, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Carlton graduated from Theodore High School, was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army Reserve, a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, Conde Cavaliers, and Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Most of his career was spent building boats with his brothers at Marine Builders, Inc. He then went on to work for SJ&L Contracting where he retired in 2014. He loved tending to his garden, watching his grand and great-grandchildren grow and play. But, his biggest accomplishment was taking care of his wife of 59 years.
Carlton is preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Catherine Edris Horton; siblings, Bruce Horton, Ray Horton, Edward Horton, Annie Akridge, and Catherine Sauter; daughter, Tammy Horton Morgan; and great-grandson, Colt Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patricia P. Horton; daughters, Teresa (Tom) Herrington of Mobile, AL, Tyler (Jeff) Murray of Theodore, AL, and Tiffany Horton of Theodore, AL; six grandchildren, James Carlton Reynolds, Benjamin (Melanie) Reynolds, Victoria (Derrick) Smith, Cody Whitehurst, Scott Murray, and Patricia Murray; great-grandchildren, Camo and Maddie Smith, and Annie and Pippa Reynolds; siblings, Betty Gartman and Dinah (Sonny) Werneth; numerous friends and his cherished and beloved dog, Terror.
All are welcome to join Carlton’s family at his gathering of family and friends on Friday, July 26, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. until time of service at 5:00 p.m. at New Hope United Methodist Church, 5343 Fowl River Road, Theodore, AL, 36582. There will be no graveside service, but his ashes will rest at Serentity Memorial Gardens in Theodore. Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home and Crematory in Daphne, AL is assisting the family.