Able Richard Carlton passed away peacefully on July 21, 2013. He was born April 26, 1930 in Birmingham, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Willodean Thornton Able.
He is survived by his two daughters Patricia Diamond and Jan Mittermaier (Rick), two grandsons Richard Diamond of Birmingham, Alabama and Jason Diamond, Smyrna, Georgia, one granddaughter Eva Mittermaier Colsell (Brian) Long Beach, California, three great grandsons Miles Diamond, Reed Diamond and Chip Colsell, two sister-in-laws and several nieces and nephews.
He served in the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Masons and a lifelong member of Huffman Baptist Church, Birmingham. Richard enjoyed travelling to Alabama Football games with friends and family. Memorials may be directed to Huffman Baptist Church.
Funeral service will be Tuesday July 23, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. at Ridout's Trussville Chapel with interment to follow in Jefferson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home two hours prior to service time.