Scottie Ray Carlton
Class of 1955
Scottie Ray Carlton, 74, died in Springfield on Friday, October 29, 2010, following a long illness.
Scott was born on September 20, 1936, in Virginia, to John and Mildred Bartley Carlton. He grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he played football, baseball and other sports. He played football at the University of Kentucky, and later served in the U.S. Army, where he played baseball. He played golf for most of his adult life, and continued to be an avid sports fan. He taught his wife, Rosalie, to play golf, which they enjoyed together for many years.
After serving in the Army he became vice president of Hessler, Inc., a billboard company in Delaware. Later, he served the State of Delaware as Development Coordinator and as a Horse Racing Commissioner. He was a member of numerous organizations, including Rotary Club, Optimists Club, the Lions Club, and the Elks Lodge. Scott moved to Missouri in 1982, where he met his wife. They were married in 1985. Together, they published trade magazines for non-profit organizations for eighteen years. For the last ten years they worked together selling senior insurance products. Scott was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Springfield.
Scott is survived by his wife, Rosalie; a stepson, Scott Pope and his wife Cynthia, and a grandson James Pope; a brother, Jack Carlton and his wife Jean, of Dallas, Texas. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, including Bartley Carlton and his wife Cheryl, and their children, Bailey and David, of North Richland Hills, Texas; Aaron Jones and wife Cara, and their children Kate and Carter Hall; the Rev. Aubrietta Jones and her husband, the Rev. Jeff Warrick, and their daughter Daphne Grace Warrick, of Cabot, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Drexel Carlton, and a sister, Shirley Gibbs.
Visitation will be in Gorman-Scharpf funeral home on Monday evening, November 1st, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be in Christ Episcopal Church on Tuesday, November 2nd at 1 p.m. Interment will be in the Columbarium in Christ Episcopal Church