Jay Carlson Celebration of Life

The family of Earle Jay Carlson, 60, of Port Charlotte, Florida is profoundly sad to announce Jay passed away Friday, December 7, 2018 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte.

Jay was born in Hobart, Indiana, grew up in the Chicago area and moved to Charlotte County in 1975 from Miami, Florida.  He was a graduate of Charlotte High School, Punta Gorda, Florida. Jay was a Florida licensed General Contractor and President of Carlson and so forth of Punta Gorda. He was Chairman of the Florida Building Commission, Member of the Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association, and the Florida Home Builders Association serving as President in 2009 and most humbly elected into the FHBA Hall of Fame in 2016.  Jay coached both of his sons who played for the Pop-Warner Port Charlotte Bandits football teams in the mid 1990’s.

He is survived by his loving family: his wife, Gina Marie Carlson of Port Charlotte; two sons, Robert Jacob Carlson (Gabrielle C.) and John Joseph Carlson both of Port Charlotte; mother, Naomi A. Carlson Miller and step-father, Robert R. Miller of Vero Beach, FL; brother, Robert Randall ‘Randy’ (Vikki) Carlson of San Antonio, TX; sisters, Marcy Carlson Beatty (Joe) of Vero Beach, FL and Wendy Miller Kelly (Tim) of Sarasota, FL. Jay was predeceased by his beloved father, Robert W Carlson, and grandparents Walfred and Frieda Carlson and grandparents Earle and Beatrice Powis who were instrumental in his upbringing.

The extended Carlson family thanks the Cardiac ICU staff for it’s wonderful care of Jay and his family. We would like to express our special gratitude to nurses Kristen F. (Scarecrow), Jennifer B., Michaelene C., Edith B., respiratory tech Jen C., Dr. F. Monge, and Dr. D. Stapleton.

Information on the Celebration of Life
A Celebration of Life Gathering for family and friends will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Port Charlotte Beach Recreation Center, 4500 Harbor Blvd., in Port Charlotte, Florida 33952.

At 3:30 the Carlson family will welcome all guests. Friends and family of Jay will have an opportunity to share a 1-2 minute story or sentiment after the family. There will be a place to sign up at the event and will be limited. Please sign up upon arrival as space is limited to first to sign up. If you have any questions, or need specific time slot, please email Jenny Malone Wiseman at jmalone@2-10.com

*Note- please check back for a parking pass for the Port Charlotte Beach Complex

Contributions to The Jay Carlson Memorial Fund

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established at Charlotte State Bank and Trust named the “Jay Carlson Memorial Fund” and mailed to PO Box 511232 Punta Gorda, FL 33951-1232.

If you wish to make an anonymous donation to The Jay Carlson Memorial Fund, you may visit a Charlotte State Bank and Trust branch and make a donation, or send a check to the CDBIA office and we will deposit it anonymously.

Address for the CDBIA:
Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association
17984 Toledo Blade Blvd.
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family.  Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.

If you need hotel accommodations to attend the Celebration of Jay’s life:

Four Points by Sheraton
33 Tamiami Trail
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Rate: $139 a night
Call 941-637-6770
Mention: CDBIA rate

Springhill Suites by Marriott
101 Harborside Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Rate: $144 a night
Last date to book at this rate: January 12th

Click on the link below to book stay:
Book your group rate for Carlson Celebration of Life

Wyvern Hotel
101 E. Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Rate: $199
Call 941-639-7700

*Note- All hotels are walking distance from each other in downtown Punta Gorda.

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