Kenneth Paul Carlson

Kenneth Paul Carlson

Kenneth Paul Carlson, 71, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. 

He was born on July 18, 1951, in Calumet City, the son of Enoch J. and Ruth E. Herlitz Carlson.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl A. Wright; stepdaughter April D. Hill; and one son, Joshua Carlson.

He worked as a Lean Six Sigma black belt at Phoenix Paper Mill (Westvaco) in Wickliffe, Ky. He was a councilman for the city of Jonesboro.

He also taught chemistry, organic biology, statistics and algebra at Western Kentucky Community & Technical College in Paducah, as well as at Shawnee Community College in Anna.

At this time, there will be no services for Kenneth Carlson. Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.

To visit his memorial page and to leave online condolences for his family, visit the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home website at

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