Larry David Carlson

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Larry David Carlson

Larry David Carlson, age 74, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Fort Scott, Kan., in October of 1943 where he lived as a child. He moved to Alabama where he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He returned to Alabama afterwards. He spent time in Birmingham working for the State Highway Department. He moved to Fairhope, Ala., for a brief time before moving back to Fort Scott in 1975. He spent his last working years with the Kansas State Highway Department and retired in 2009. His passion has been guns for many years. He spent his retirement years working on, making, buying, and selling guns. Fort Scott Gun and Pawn provided him a place to share his knowledge of “all things gun.”

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 18 at the Diamond Community Church in Fort Scott. Rev. Jimmy Tucker will conduct the service with Carolyn Tucker providing the music.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur F. and Lorena M. Ballou Carlson; sister Mildred Askew; and brother, Norman Carlson.

He is survived by his children, Kimberly L. Foster (Bruce) of Mobile, Ala., Lance D. Carlson (Christy) of Gardendale, Ala., and Lisa C. Decker (Steve) of Chelsea, Ala.; grandchildren, Malena Rathbone (Russell), Adam Bains (Kate), Andrew Bains (Victoria), Susanna Bains, Elizabeth Bynum (Stephen), Rachel East (Andrew), Daniel Decker (Jessica), and seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul Carlson of Birmingham, Ala., Ralph Carlson (Saundra) of Fort Scott, Kan., Don Carlson (Mim) of Leavenworth, Kan., and Gerald Carlson (Donna Faye ) of Birmingham, Ala; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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