Friday, May 1, 2009

Our beloved husband and father.....

FRANK ANDERSON CARLTON, III, 44, of Germantown, TN, went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 29, 2009 at his home, after a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. A celebration of his life will begin with visitation on Saturday, May 2, from 3-5 p.m., with a service Sunday, May 3, 2009, at 2 p.m. Both will be held in the South Hall at Hope Presbyterian Church, 8500 Walnut Grove in Cordova.

Frank was born in Greenville, MS on September 11, 1964. His childhood hobbies included swimming, hunting, and gardening. He was also involved in Boy Scouts of America, where he earned the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

Frank graduated from Greenville High School in 1982 where he was twice voted Class Favorite. He furthered his education at Mississippi Delta Community College, and then Mississippi State University, graduating in 1987, with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. During his years at Miss. State, he enjoyed fraternity life, serving as president of Phi Kappa Tau. Frank also worked at the Bulldog Deli, where he met his future wife, Peggy Brody, whom he married in November 1989.

That same year, Frank began working at Elliott Data Systems. He found his niche in sales and earned many awards for outstanding achievement. His 20 year association with Elliott brought Frank great joy, and he considered it an honor to work alongside colleagues, whom he also called friends.

Frank’s love for the Lord was evident in every area of his life, always eager to share the Good News. Frank worshiped at Hope Presbyterian Church where he has served as a deacon, taught in children’s ministry, and was active in his small group. Frank was a member of Bible Study Fellowship for 13 years, where he also served several years in leadership.

Frank loved people, and had a unique gift for making each person he met smile. His positive attitude was an inspiration to all who knew him. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2002, Frank’s passion became sharing God’s faithfulness. It is from this passion that he founded Beautiful Feats Ministries which seeks out unique ways of bringing Glory to God. He also enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with his precious family.

Frank is preceded in death by his father, Frank Anderson Carlton, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Peggy and their three children, Chandler, Zachary, and Chase, mother, Frances Carlton of Greenville; brother, Scott Carlton (Virginia) of Jackson, MS and their children; Rachel, Read, and Phoebe, sister, Neely Carlton (Dave Maatallah) of Jackson, MS and their children; Marissa, Adam and Joshua; father and mother-in-law, Bill and Sandy Brody of Germantown, TN; sister-in-law, Lisa Amann (Jim) and their children; Julie, Lauren, Jimmy and Alexis of Eads, TN; and many other loved ones.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Beautiful Feats Ministry, 5100 Wheelis Drive, Suite 215, Memphis, TN 38117, 901.867.8635; Hope Presbyterian Church, 8500 Walnut Grove, Memphis, TN 38018, 901.755.7721; or the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, UAMS, 4301 West Markham St, Mail #816, Little Rock, AR, 72205


Anonymous said...

Peggy and all who had a part in writing Frank's obituary, it was so beautifully written. I consider it an an honor and privelege to not only have known Frank but to be able to call him my friend. I love you all dearly.


Allison said...

My heart breaks for you. May the Lord wrap you and your family in His loving arms. My father passed away from MM a couple of years ago and while everyone's families are different, I know some of the pain your children are feeling. I feel like I know you since I have been following your blog and I will always think of you.

Anonymous said...

Here’s to YOU, Frank: You are an inspiration to us all! Your courage, your strength, your laughter, your love for Christ—you touched the hearts of everyone you met. You are deeply missed already. You will not be forgotten in Carlton Corner! You are our hero! We love you! Frank, Peggy, Chandler, Zach & Chase: thank you for sharing your lives with us--you make us feel like part of your family! You truly are an inspiration to our family. We pray for God's continued strength for you, for His healing touch & that all the sweet & wonderful memories of Frank will help ease your pain. We love you & are here for you, Colleen, Brad, Cole & McKennah Chafin

Anonymous said...

Adam said, and I agree, "Mr. Frank was the kindest man I've ever met." We will truly miss Frank. We love your whole family and ache for you. --Love, Renee

Shannon Ray said...

What a beautiful obiturary and tribute to Frank.. I am sure so many would agree there are just not enough GREAT words to describe who he truly was~~I remember the first time I met him, he had that big smile and was so in love with Peggy and let everyone who met him know it.:) Peggy I do not have to tell you for you know you were so blessed to have him as your husband and what a great example you all have been to me and many others thru your journey of being a solid and so in love, committed couple!I will be praying for you daily and but really sending mighty prayers this weekend as you have to go thru this difficult difficult time!Hugs to you and your children.. I will be in touch soon! Love you!

Anonymous said...

My prayers are w/ your family. My brother, Mike Gibson was a dear friend of Franks. They shared the same birthday, day and year, graduated high shcool together and I am sure did numerous other things together. Frank was always in our hearts and our prayers. God Bless! He will be missed.

Leah Gibson McCollum

Barbara and Scott said...

Peggy, Frank's obituary is so beautifully written. You've really
captured his gregarious personality. How wonderful his legacy, and God's work, will live on through Beautiful Feats. Love to each of you, Barbara & Scott

Anonymous said...

Boy, did Frank live; and he did so with dignity, grace, strength, humility, love, patience, joy, beauty and boldness. What an amazing man, and what a gift he was to all who knew him.


Anonymous said...

Just a comment for everyone who reads this, For those of you who did not attand the funeral service is was so so good!!!!! It was done so perfect, and so lovely,with everthing everyone had to say about Lil Frank it was like he wrote it him self. Frank was just an AWESOME person inside and out. He will truely be missed by everyone.
Lisa Wright