Hiram Carlock Jr.

Published 10:42 am Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Funeral services for Hiram Carlock Jr. are Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Bude with burial in Midway Cemetery. Franklin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Rev. Tony Mullins will officiate the services.  Pallbearers are members of the United States Air Force Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers are Corey Jackson, Jordan Jackson, Eric Higgins, Shaun Higgins, Jake Long, Zach Putz, Josh Long, Kane Carlock, Jace Carlock, and Clarence Harris.

Visitation is Tuesday, June 2, 2015, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Franklin Funeral Home and will continue Wednesday, June 3, 2015, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Mr. Carlock, 81 died on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at Franklin Memorial Hospital. He was born April 27, 1934, in Franklin County to Mr. Hiram Carlock Sr. and Mrs. Irene Rollins Carlock.

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Mr. Carlock was a retired Air Force member with over 21 years of service. He served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War.  He returned home where he owned and operated Carlock’s Grocery in Bude for many years.  He spent his later years as a volunteer for the U.S. Forestry Service in Idaho as a caretaker of Paddy Flat Outpost. He was known as a gentle man who loved and touched many people with his generosity and care for all.  He loved his family very much and will be missed by all.

Preceding him in death are his parents; three sisters, Lula Mae Carlock, Maude Golman and Ruth Cosby; and one brother, Marvin Carlock.

Survivors are his brothers, Kirby Carlock and wife, Jewel, of Natchez, Rufus and wife, Madeline, of Mountain Home, Arkansas; son, Ray Carlock and wife, Janet, of Meadville; daughters, Evelyn Irene Higgins and husband, Mike, of Bude, Linda Darlene Long and husband, Roger, of Bismarck, North Dakota, and Toni Ann Connelly and husband, Paul, of Ocean Springs; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

A very special thank you goes out to Dr. Kimberly Estes and the staff of Franklin Memorial Hospital and Meadville Nursing Home for the many hours of dedicated and faithful service.

The family request donations be sent to The Gideons International through the card program at your local church.

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