A graveside service with military rites for Dr. Robert L. Carlton will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Murray Memorial Gardens. John Dale will officiate. J.H. Churchill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Carlton, 91, died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Willow Brook Christian Home, Columbus, Ohio. Born June 1, 1918, in Murray, he was the son of the late Albert B. Carlton and Ophelia Hughes Carlton. One grandson, Ryan Keith Carlton, also preceded him in death.
He received his bachelor of arts degree in 1948 from Murray State University, and his MA in 1950 and Ph.D. in 1953 from Ohio State University.
A retired licensed clinical psychologist, he was employed by Children's Mental Health Center in Columbus, Ohio, where he served as a staff psychologist from 1952-55; chief psychologist from 1955 to 63 and associate director from 1963 to 82. He maintained a private practice during this period and for several years following his retirement. He also served as a clinical assistant professor with the Department of Psychology from 1962 to 71 at Ohio State University.
Dr. Carlton was a World War II USAF pilot from 1942-46, PTO) and retired from the United States Air Force Reserve in 78 with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Suiter Carlton; two sons, Glenn Carlton and wife, Sharon, and Keith Carlton and wife, Melanie; one brother, Edward Carlton and wife, Maryanne; four grandchildren, Chad, Lisa, Robert and Leah Carlton; three great-grandchildren, Todd, Ryan and Kelsey Carlton; three stepgrandchildren, Jennifer Horman and David and Douglas Baer; several nieces and nephews.