Johnathan L. Carlton, age 33 years, a resident of Kansas City, Missouri and a former resident of Johnson County, Illinois, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 1:26 AM at the North Kansas Hospital in Kansas City from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Johnathan was born July 15, 1984 in Paducah, Kentucky. He was the son of Craig L. and Barbara (Travelstead) Carlton.
Following high school, Johnathan enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was an Iraqi war veteran and proudly served his country.
Johnathan was of the Christian faith. He loved riding motorcycles as well as hunting and fishing. Johnathan also enjoyed helping others. He wanted to be an organ donor and his final act of kindness was the donation of his kidneys.
Johnathan is survived by: his father – Craig (his wife, Ellen nee Gallimore) Carlton of Vienna; his mother Barbara A. nee Travelstead Clymore of Jonesboro; his birth daughters – Séara, Grace, Peyton, and Justice; a sister – Stephanie Carlton of Cambria; a brother – Shane Carlton of Goreville; 2 nephews – Aden and Jayden; aunts, uncles, other relatives and many friends.
Johnathan was preceded in death by: his paternal grandparents – Lyle and Jeanne Carlton; his maternal grandparents – Alvin “Gene” and Edna Travelstead; stepfathers – Gregory Prineas and G.A. Clymore; an uncle and 3 aunts – Raymond & Sue Ann Travelstead, Shirley Sharp and Linda Smith.
A service honoring the life of Johnathan Carlton will be conducted Saturday morning, July 22, 2017, at 11 AM at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Brother Sean White will officiate.
Military honors will be accorded at the funeral home by the Beggs-Gurley VFW Post # 5222 and the Illinois National Guard Burial Honors Detail.
Interment will be in the Mound City National Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday evening, July 21, 2017, from 5 PM – 8 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.
Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Kentucky 41076 www.dav.org or to the family to assist with service expenses and may be left in the care of Bailey Funeral Home.