CARLSON, James Edward, age 75, of Madison, passed away November 21, 2017. Mr. Carlson was preceded in death by his first wife, Jimmie Carolyn Carlson and his parents, Wayne Lester and Nellie Jean Becker Carlson. He is survived by his wife, Mary Smith Carlson; sons, Wayne (Robin) Carlson and Michael (Thelma) Carlson; daughters, Melissa (Darryl) Maynard and Cynthia Hill; step sons, Eddie (Karolina) Hooper and Kirk (Kate) Hooper; grandchildren, Christopher Carlson, Caryn Choate, Cody Carlson, Christy Carlson, Tiffany Carlson, Elizabeth Maynard and Joseph Maynard; great-grandchildren, Cayleigh Choate, Callie Choate, Emelia Green and Derrick Turczyn.
Jim was born on December 15, 1941 in Galesburg, Illinois. He enlisted in the Air Force after graduation and was stationed at Seward Air Force Base in Smyrna, Tennessee. While stationed in Smyrna he met Carolyn Crump. They married and were blessed with four children; sharing over thirty years together. He became an electrician and retired from Tennessee Valley Authority in Gallatin, Tennessee. He was a member of the IBEW Union.
Jim married Mary Hooper in 1998; sharing almost twenty years together. He loved spending time with his family and church family. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church and loved his church. In his spare time he enjoyed playing golf, traveling, cross word puzzles and researching his family tree.
Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday, November 28th at 1 pm at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery located at 7931 McCrory Lane, Nashville, TN 37221, with Steve Roberts officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Monday, November 27th from 2-8 pm at Sellars Funeral Home at Hendersonville.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Bobby Leech, Max Stalls and Faith Baptist Church Senior Men’s Sunday School Class.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made to Faith Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Hendersonville, 108 Monthaven Blvd., Hendersonville, TN 37075, 615-265-8535, obit line, 615-758-8818, www.sellarsfuneralservices.com.