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April 3, 2013

Randall Dean Carlson

Oct. 23, 1950 — April 2, 2013

ELGIN — Randall Dean Carlson of Elgin was born Oct. 23, 1950, in Lawton to Oscar E. and Lora Fay (Thornton) Carlson. He passed away April 2, 2013, at his daughter’s home, south of Apache.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Leticia Baptist Church in Pumpkin Center with Deacon Stanley Bruce officiating. Interment will follow at a later date.

Randall graduated from Sterling High School. He married Shirley Ann Dixon on Aug. 15, 1969, in Duncan. He worked for several years as an oilfield pumper. He then moved trailer houses for the Barkers. For the last 20 years, he has been working in salvage and recycling.

He enjoyed visiting with his friends and going to auctions. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.  

He is survived by: his mother Lora Carlson of Sterling; one son Randy and wife Amber Carlson of Duncan; two daughters Lisa and husband Larry Roberts of Apache and Melody Hemmingway of Duncan; eight grandchildren: Michael Shields, DeeAnna Shields, Riley Roberts, Gregory Roberts, Matt Hemmingway, Alexis Carlson, Aubrey Carlson and Ryan Carlson; one great-granddaughter Paisley Kay Roberts; one sister Barbara and husband, Mike Barker of Sterling; two nieces Angie and husband, Hino Geiger of Sterling and Eva and husband, Boo Gray of Sterling.

He was preceded in death by his father Oscar Carlson.

Mr. Carlson generously gifted his body to the Oklahoma University Willed Body Program. His family would also like to express their gratitude to Aspire Hospice for their loving care.

Memorial contributions may be made to your preferred cancer research program, or the OU Foundation, P.O. Box 26901 Room 100, Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901 or Aspire Hospice Attn: Accounts Receivable, P.O. Box 176, Tishomingo, OK  73460. Indicate this is in memory of Mr. Carlson.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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