SUFFIELD, CT – Carl Lemon, Sr, (1934-2019) passed away on November 12th at the Suffield House in Suffield, CT. Carl was born in Palmer, MA to Charles and Blanche (Jensen) Lemon on January 16, 1934. He was a graduate of Springfield Technical High School in Springfield, and was a quality configuration specialist with Hamilton Standard for many, many years. At one point in his career he moved to Tuscon, AZ to continue his career with Hamilton Standard. Carl was an avid bowler, both 10-pin and candle-pin. He loved to play baseball all through his life and also played softball in his later years. In the 1980’s he was a coach as well. He loved the St. Louis Cardinals…always and forever! There wasn’t a hot fudge sundae that he didn’t devour with much pleasure. His favorite night out on the town was at Friendly’s for a Big Beef burger, chocolate Fribble, and of course…a hot fudge sundae for dessert. Carl was a very laid back kind of guy, but mastered the art of flirtation with the ladies! Those baby blue eyes came in handy!
Carl was predeceased by his wife Mary Ann (Trempe) in November 2016. He was also predeceased by his parents, his brothers, Chuck and William Lemon, and sister Edith Taft, as well as his step-son, Dana Tillman.
He is survived by his children: daughters, Barbara Perry and Lisa Lemon and sons, Carl Lemon, Jr, Keith Lemon Sr., and Jeffrey Lemon. He also leaves his step children: Darlene Lloyd, Debbie Dodson, Denise Tillman-Briggs, David Tillman, Dale Tillman, 24 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren.
A service for Carl will be held on Saturday, November 16th at The Firtion Adams Funeral Home, 76 Broad St, Westfield. The family will receive visitors from 10:00am-11:00am, and will follow with a short service before his internment at Pine Hill Cemetery in Westfield. A memorial luncheon will take place after the cemetery at Tekoa Country Club in Westfield. Friends and family are welcome.
Donations in Carl’s name may be made to: The Alzheimer’s Association, 264 Cottage Street, Springfield, MA 01104.