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Mr. Peter Eric Carlson, a resident of Panama City Beach, Florida and formerly of Ozark, Alabama, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 2, 2018, at his home. He was sixty-six years old.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Carlson will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, December 7, 2018, in St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church in Ozark with Reverend Frederick G. Boni officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens with Military Honors, Holman Funeral Home and Cremation of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Ozark Thursday evening from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.
Peter was born January 6, 1952 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He graduated from Carroll High School in Ozark, Alabama and was a disabled Veteran, having served in the United States Army. He excelled in competitive swimming, high board diving, baseball, football and basketball as a young man. Later in life he excelled in kindness and generosity. He never met a stranger. Peter put others first and always had a kind word or a laugh to share. He was an extraordinary man and all who knew him were inspired by his kind spirit. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy F. Carlson.
Survivors include his mother, Patricia Carlson; three brothers, Mike Carlson (Laura) of Brooklyn, New York, Jim Carlson (Alicia) of Los Angeles, California, and Gary Carlson of Ozark, Alabama; four sisters, Barbara Gorecki and KC Faulk both of Waverly Hall, Georgia, Janice Nolan (Mike) of Sneeds Ferry, North Carolina, Laura McCaghren (Don) of Hamilton, Georgia. Many nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Ozark-Dale Humane Society, P. O. Box 2502, Ozark, Alabama 36361.