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Dr. Harvey F. Carlon - Obituary

Harvey F. Carlon, age 79 of Lowell, Michigan and Flat Creek, TN, passed away December 8, 2012 at his Michigan residence following an extended illness.
A well-respected equine veterinarian throughout the State of Michigan, Dr. Carlon spent his professional career as a partner at Fowlerville Veterinary Clinic treating horses, particularly those with lameness problems. Dr. Carlon and his wife, Brenda, have been long-time Tennessee Walking Horse owners and breeders. They have been associated with such World Champions as Prime Poison, Cut The Smoke, and An American Outlaw and currently have horses in training at Callaway Stables in Shelbyville. An accomplished musician and an avid golfer in healthier times, he loved golfing at Riverbend Country Club with his friends. That was a special time for him as was his time spent at Midland Heights Baptist Church.
Dr. Carlon will be sadly missed by his surviving family; his wife of 34 years, Brenda; sons, Brian, Todd (Deborah), Jamie and Chris; step-daughter, Kris Combs (John); step-son, Jon Runquist II (Lisa) and grandchildren, Joshua Carlon, Madison Carlon, Josh Combs, Andrew Combs, Jack Combs and Lucy Jeanne Runquist.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Midland Heights Baptist Church, 2706 Midland Road, Shelbyville, TN 37160. Arrangements by: O'Brien-Eggebeen -- Gerst, 616-949-7350,

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