In Memory



David Ray Carlson, ae 68, Footville-Richmond Rd., Lenox Twp., died unexpectedly Friday Nov 23, 2018 following a stroke at Lee Memorial Medical Center in Ft. Myers, FL.

He was born June 17, 1950 in Cleveland. David was a Jefferson area resident most of his life, wintering in Ft. Myers the past four years.  He was a retired supervisor of electrical construction and maintenance with the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co.

He was a member of Jefferson Eagles Aerie Lodge #3881.  David was a man of zest and vitality, always full of humor and loved to tease and joke and always loved the entertainment scenes on the beach since wintering in Florida.  He traveled, loved his yard work and flower gardens, enjoyed car and motorcycle shows, riding motorcycles and walking.  His most cherished time was with grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Hope M. (Dwayne Ringling) Carlson of Peoria, AZ; three granddaughters, Brooklyn Marie, Jordan Renee & Taylor Hope; his first wife, Debra P. (Hladky) Carlson of Ft. Myers, FL; a brother, Robert Carlson of Bedford and a sister, Karen (Frank) Janoch of Macedonia.  His mother, Ruth M. (Heller) Thompson; two sons, Bryan R. in 1997 & David R. in 2008, his wife, Leslie (Pirrone) Carlson in 2013 and a sister Sharon McConnell in 2016 all preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 12:00 PM at the Jefferson Eagles, 133 S. Spruce St., Jefferson with the Rev. Mick Gilliam leading the service.  Burial will be in Lenox Center Cemetery. 

The family requests no flowers and memorial contributions to the Manna Food Project, 89 E. Satin St., Jefferson, OH  44047 or Toy’s for Tot’s, 850 Broad St., Conneaut, OH  44030.  The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes and staff are honored to serve the David Carlson family.  Express condolences, view obituary or light a candle at

go to bottom 
  Post Comment

01/11/19 11:15 AM #1    

Sandy Shaia (Shimshock)

Losing Carlson was devastating!!! So many memories to last a lifetime,i could fill up this page as im sure so many feel the same!! That humor! Those pictures, reunion laughter! Miss you my friend, RIP

01/14/19 09:08 AM #2    

Judi LeLoup

RIP Dave.  You  will be remembered with great fondness for your great smile and love of friends

01/15/19 08:00 AM #3    

Daryl Stedman

Rest in Peace Dave!

go to top 
  Post Comment


Click here to see Dave's last Profile entry.