Kevin James Carlson


Kevin James Carlson, age 47, of Jackson passed away Monday January 2, 2023. He was born March 23, 1975, in Cleveland, Ohio to Marie Exline Carlson and the late Francis E. “Frank” Carlson Jr.

Kevin spent his life surrounded by friends and always enjoyed sharing his life with them. Whether it was four-wheeling, boating, playing in the mud or helping with construction projects, he was always full of laughter and knew how to have fun. He was loved by many and will be missed dearly.

He is survived by his wife, Julie Ann Callahan Carlson; mother, Marie Exline; stepsons: Justin (Tricia) Gillum and Jordan (Ashley) Gillum; grandmother, Margaret Carlson; mother and father-in-law, Robert (Joan) Callahan; brother, Michael Carlson; sister, Tina (Bob) Wills; brothers- and sisters-in-law: Lori (Michael) Stiltner and Scott Callahan and Todd Miller; step-granddaughters: Kendall and Karly; uncle, Dave Fisher; and cousins: Amanda Fisher, Brian Fisher and Moriah Fisher; and friend and mother of his daughter, Chris Crowe. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Carlson, Jr; daughter, Rylee Carlson; and grandfather, Frank Carlson, Sr.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2023, at the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home with Pastor David Collins officiating. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends four hours prior to the service from 3 p.m. up to the time of the service at 7 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at Memorial donations in Kevin’s name can be sent to Atomic Credit Union, Jackson, Ohio.