Carlton Gene Stanton
Carlton Gene Stanton
  • November 29, 1943 - September 29, 2017
  • Seagoville, Texas

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Carlton Gene Stanton was born on November 29, 1943, in Linden, Texas, and went home to be with our Lord and Savior on September 29, 2017, at the age 73.

Carlton was a longtime resident of Dallas and Combine, Texas. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend to so many who will miss him dearly and cherish the countless memories he leaves with each of us. Carlton is lovingly survived by the love of his life, his wife, Connie Stanton; son Donny Stanton and wife Karen; daughter Lisa Stanton Donaldson; daughter Johnna Bigley and son-in-law Dennis; daughter Debbie Hamon and son-in-law D.J. Hamon; grandsons Brandon Miller and wife Erin, Kyle Stanton and wife Sarah, and Davis Hamon; granddaughters Ashley Stanton, Nicole Donaldson, Kristen Donaldson Cervantes and husband Jesse, Marisa Curtis, and Emily Hamon; and great-grandsons Aiden Donaldson and Elijah Cervantes; and great-granddaughter Jaci Curtis, siblings Martha Ann Finley & Marie Stanton and numerous nieces and nephews.

Carlton is predeceased by his father Cecil Stanton, mother Willie Stanton Rudolph, sister Lucille Flanery, and daughter Donna Miller.

Carlton Stanton will be most remembered by all who knew him for his strong work ethic, dedication, and brilliance in the fields of concrete, construction, and land excavation. Amazingly, he was on his own and working at the tender age of twelve. It is from that point on he literally worked hard every day of his life. Carlton had a distinguished, almost twenty-year career where he quickly rose through the ranks at the City of Dallas in their street department becoming the youngest district superintendent at that time and possibly even to this day. He then started his own highly successful sand and gravel business where he worked another twenty-two years before retiring to periodically consult on multimillion dollar projects, civil litigation, and trials. At one point he taught engineering students at Texas A&M University along with construction employees from various cities throughout the state of Texas, and authored their curriculum with respect to concrete and construction. He also authored uniform concrete specifications to be used by the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

For those who knew Carlton best, he was a man of great compassion, always willing to help anyone at any time, day or night. One of his greatest pleasures was sitting at Matlock’s store with a cup of coffee, jotting down notes and designs on napkins, and at times talking shop with friends. Finally, he enjoyed taking a piece of property such as his own and turning it from a diamond in the rough into a beautiful piece of land. When Carlton Stanton had a vision, it soon became a reality. That, you could take to the bank. He was, without question, a man of his word with great integrity and respected by all who knew and loved him.

The family wishes to thank everyone for the great outpouring of love, support, and prayers. It is appreciated more than you’ll ever know.

My dearest Carlton...I thank God for bringing you into my life. I pray that you will always know how much you are loved and that you will be missed more than mere words can ever express. Although my heart is completely shattered, I hold fast to my faith in Jesus Christ that I will see you again. Until then, know that my love for you lives on forever, and I will cherish the many wonderful memories you left with me. Your loving wife forever, Connie.

Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home in Seagoville, Texas. Services will be held on Wednesday, October 4th, at 2:00 p.m. also at Roselawn Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery