November 6, 2022, 78, Goldsboro –
James “Jim” Carlton, 78, began resting in the arms of Jesus early on Sunday, November 6, 2022. Jim was born in Boomer, North Carolina to the late Walter Howard Carlton and Nellie Myers Carlton on December 2, 1943. He had a strong exterior but a soft heart for those he loved.
Jim was a hardworking and dedicated man. MSgt James Carlton (Retired) was a Vietnam Veteran who served in the United States Air Force for 23 years. He served as a strategic crew Chief on the B52 Bombers.
As a member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, he served as a Deacon and Treasurer. Jim had a quiet demeanor, which meant others listened when he spoke. He faithfully served in the church in more capacities than many knew. Often working behind the scenes, he liked to make sure things were done well and as expected. As a Deacon, he was a great friend and sounding board to the pastor.
Jim loved the Lord and loved his family. He was the quiet but solid rock for them. He supported Deloris in her endeavors to take care of the church and the community. He loved his grandchildren as if they were his own. He was Papa to them and to his great-grandchildren. For them, Papa was the one they knew they could always count on. Jim missed his daughter, Anita, but kept moving forward as he always had for his family.
A service to celebrate Jim’s life will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2022, at Trinity Baptist Church in Goldsboro. The family will greet friends following the service at the church before leaving for a graveside service with military honors at 2:00 p.m. in the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
Jim is survived by his wife, Deloris Raynor Carlton, children, Brenda Johnson (Mark), Alan Carlton, Jason Carlton, Billy Herring, Dina Hernandez (Pablo), Gary Herring (Kelly); brother, Paul Carlton (Dora); sister, Betty Atkinson; special brother-in-law, J.C. Atkinson; grandchildren, Sara Smith (Russell), Matt Dant (Ashley), Zachary Johnson (Courtney), Eric Carlton (Angel), Stacy, Mikella and Whitney Carlton, Landen and Nicole Herring, Christina Herring (Andy), Maria Torres (Roy) and Rod Herring; and great-grandchildren, Leah, Hunter, Anthony, Aaron, Ariannah, Anniyah, KJ, Prince, Dominic, and Daxton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Faith Edge Carlton; daughter, Anita Carlton; sisters, Pricilla Hensley and Sandy Taylor; a special long-time friend, Amos McKinnie; and his fur baby and companion for 13 years, “Miss B”.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his memory to
Trinity Baptist Church
1086 N.C. Hwy 111 South
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Palliative Care Unit at Vidant Hospital
2100 Stantonsburg Rd.
Greenville, NC 27834
Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.