MSGT Carlton Harold High was born on October 23, 1928 to the late Cicero and Lee Ethel Lewis in Avinger, Texas. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age in Mount Pleasant, Texas. Carlton joined Mt. Zion First Baptist Church in 1973 and was an active and dedicated member until his health declined. He was a member of the Usher Board, Mission #10 and Sunday School Adult Class #2.
Carlton joined the United States Air Force at the age of 18 years old and served for 27 years. During his military career he was stationed in various locations around the world to include Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Saudi Arabia, Arizona and Texas. Carlton was a supervisor in Administration and Logistics and received several awards and medal during his career. After retiring from the military, he worked at USAA in administration, Diamond Shamrock as an accountant and Kelly Air Force Base where he later retired from. Carlton also attended college while in the military attending the University of Florida, University of Hawaii and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Carlton was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed reading, working on the computer and he really enjoyed traveling. He had a great sense of humor and a man of great wisdom.
Carlton was preceded in death by his parents; two sister Bennie Mae Lofton, Betty Jean Logan and two brothers Johnny and Lonnie High. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife Zelma High of nine and half years. His children Melva Miller (Rod) of Los Angeles, Ca; Bruce High (Kim) of Killeen, TX; Tim High (Kathy) of San Antonio, TX. Stepchildren: Debra Dilworth (Gilbert); Cheryl Hickman (Ricky); Karen Smoots and L C Rice (Stephanie) all of San Antonio, Texas. One Brother in law Steven Braimer of San Antonio, TX. Carlton also leaves to cherish his memory one brother Donnie Turner (Jean) of California, one aunt Jo Dale Holloman; sister n law Jean High of Maryland. Grandchildren: Aaron, Chris, Nehemiah, Heather, Maia, Jessica, Lorenz, Latrell, Lailah, Amare, Anteesha, Jasmine, Eric, Shawn, LaTrisha, Tanisha, Tasha, Tracy. Great Grandchildren: Jordan, Jayden, Abiegale, Gabriella, Sacarlett, Charlotte, Joshua, Caleb, Mason, CaTroy, Neiyah, Quory, Bre, Isaiah, EJ, Reese, Immory, Bryce, Brayden, EJ, Eli and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
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