Preston - Charles Eugene Carlson, formerly of North Stonington, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday morning, June 11, 2013. His wife, Mary "Mae" Carlson, was already there waiting for him.
The Guest Book is expired.
Charles was born on April 7, 1922, in New London, the son of Charles and Ethel (Miller) Carlson. On April 25, 1943, he married Mary "Mae" Carlson in Waterford.
Charles was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. He was employed at Gruskin Hardware, managed Campbell's Hardware, and then retired from General Dynamics in 1984. He was actively involved in his faith, as a Sunday school teacher of "his" fourth grade boys at Groton Bible Chapel, and then as an active member of the Wellspring Fellowship of Mystic.
His interests included building perfect wooden row boats, being by the water, riding his bicycle for milesâ€¦even into his 80's, trucks, guns, reading scripture, and visiting with friends, especially his good and faithful friend, Rick Clifford. We will miss his love and sense of humor, but we are thankful that we know where he is, and that he is now at peace and happy.
He is survived by his son, Bill Carlson and his wife, Kathi, of Preston (with whom he lived for the last four years); daughters, Dawn Linton and her husband, Steve, of Williamsburg, Va., and Linda Wray and her husband, Jim, of Gales Ferry. Charles also had very special grandchildren, and great-grandchildren that meant very much to him.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. June 21, 2013, at the Leffingwell Baptist Church, 388 Salem Turnpike, Bozrah.
In lieu of flowers, please spend some extra time with someone you love. Our time here is short. Spend it well.
Labenski Funeral Home
107 Boswell Avenue Norwich, CT 06360
Published in The Day on June 14, 2013