Thomas "Stretch" Carlton




Thomas Eugene "Stretch" Carlton, beloved son of Glenn and Irene (Ward) Carlton, was born in Norton, Kansas on June 30, 1953, and peacefully passed away at his home in Norton surrounded by his loving family on January 4, 2018, at the age of 64.

Tom grew up in Norton and attended Norton Community High School. On November 20, 1987, Tom married the love of his life, Nancy Keiswetter and to this union two wonderful children were born. Tom worked as a fabricator at New Age for several years.

Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, watching game and car shows, playing board games, and loved animals. His greatest love was his family, especially his loving wife and children.

Survivors include: his loving wife, Nancy of their home in Norton; two sons, Vernon and Matthew Carlton, both of Norton; three sisters, Mary Arehart, Norton; Loretta Ray, Norton; Connie Hendrix, Hays, KS; several other relatives and friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, JB, and one sister, Gerry.


Per Tom's last request, cremation was chosen and there will be no memorial services held. Memorials may be made out to the Tom Carlton Memorial Fund and sent to PO Box 13, Norton, Kansas.