Skip to content

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,

More Stories

  • **Updated Horse Show Schedule

    The Walking Horse Report will provide daily updates to the list of canceled and postponed horse shows... Read More
  • 2021 WHOA Banquet plan

    The Walking Horse Owners Association would like to announce that due to restrictions for Covid-19 the WHOA Banquet scheduled in February of 2021 has been cancelled... Read More
  • Equine Obituary – Mr. Trump

    The Walking Horse Report has recently learned of the death of Mr. Trump. The 2xWGC, WC and 2xRWGC passed away unexpectedly following a routine workout on October 15 coming as a shock to owners Molly and Taylor Walters as well as to trainer Edgar Abernathy. Read More
  • Online entry system available for Alabama Jubilee

    The Alabama Jubilee, scheduled for October 23-24, will take online entries up until noon on Friday, October 23 and 11:30 am on Saturday, October 24. Entries can be made at  Read More
  • Obituary – Christy Kakassy

    The Report recently learned of the passing of long-time walking horse owner and exhibitor, Christy Kakassy, on Monday, October 19, after a difficult battle with acute myeloid leukemia... Read More
  • Latest Issue 10 19 20

    Read More
  • Equine Obituary – Pride's Jubilee Encore

    Sometimes a horse is destined for greatness and with the right group of people and a lot of hard work and determination, that level is reached. This was the case for 2001 World Grand Champion Pride’s Jubilee Encore... Read More
  • Dix River Fall Classic update

    The Dix River Fall Classic, scheduled for October 23-24, at the Brodhead Indoor Facility in Brodhead, Kentucky will be a SHOW–HIO show. The entry fee for flat-shod classes will be reduced from $30 to $15.  Read More
  • Thomas Seymore injured

    Thomas Seymore was injured during the Saturday evening performance of the Trainers’ Show. He was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center with a broken ankle and other minor injuries... Read More
  • Larry Wheelon hospitalized

    Larry Wheelon is in the hospital in East Tennessee battling pneumonia and several other health issues. We extend our prayers to Larry and his family.  Read More