Carlton W., resident at Matagorda House, originates from Markham, TX. Carlton was born by midwife in 1941 in Markham, TX and has lived in Matagorda County his entire life. Carlton served in the United States Air Force in Fire Rescue from 1959-1963 which was supposed to guarantee a Carlton a job as a Fireman but he was “just a half inch too short”. Carlton’s wife describes him as always hardworking. “He was a handyman. He could do anything we needed him to.” Carlton was an avid fisherman and enjoyed barbecuing and mowing the yard. Carlton and is wife, Kay married December 12, 1986. Carlton and Kay have 4 children, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren that they both love dearly.