JACKSONVILLE – Robert Francis Carlson, 83, died on Friday February 7, 2020 in Jacksonville, NC. Robert “Mr. Bob” was born in New York, New York on July 30, 1936 to the late Harold Francis Carlson and Helen Efstathiou Carlson. Bob was married to Joyce Ann Begin Carlson for forty-six years. Bob, a Vietnam veteran, honorably served twenty-two years in the United States Marine Corps and retired achieving the rank of MSgt.
Robert is survived by his wife Joyce Ann Begin Carlson; two daughters Anna Elaine Murphy and her husband Robert of New Hartford, CT and Robin Carlson Hanjack of Enfield, CT; three sons, Robert Harold Carlson of Torrington, CT, Harold “Sonny” Carlson and his wife Kristy of Lake Jackson, TX, MSgt (Ret) Michael Robert Carlson of Wappingers Falls, NY; nine grandchildren, Stephen, Christina, Stephanie, Marijo, Michaela, Bobbi Marissa, Robert “RJ”, Camaryn, Madeleine; three great-grandchildren, Kayleen, Kayden, Hayden; four sisters, Francine Doyle, Dorothy Owens, Charlotte Rivers and Jill Van Ness. Also preceded in death were two brothers, George Roger and Eugene Raymond.
A graveside service will be scheduled at a later date with interment to take place at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial may be made online to Vietnam Veterans of America. https://vva.org/