Jack Ray Carlisle, 66, passed away Friday, December 19, 2008 at St. Mary's Hospital after a prolonged illness.


Born June 10, 1942, he was the son of Earl and Elsie (Campbell) Carlisle of Winslow, IN. He spent his early years in Winslow but had lived in Princeton and Patoka areas since 1958. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, Ronald Wayne, his sisters, Lila Lee and Elizabeth Ann of New Albany, IN and a special niece Barbara Overstreet.


After his parents deaths, he came to Princeton to live with his uncle and aunt Ray and Lorena Carlisle (also both deceased) and attended Princeton High School for his junior and senior year, graduating in 1960. 

He retired after 33 years from Public Service of Indiana where he was a line crew foreman. He was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Princeton. He was a member of the Princeton Masonic #231 and Elks #634 Lodges, and a member of the board of directors of the Princeton Country Club where he also served as a clubhouse manager. 

He served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1963 stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii and Ft. Campbell, KY. He loved the outdoors and loved to golf, fish and hunt. 

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Evelyn of Patoka; son, James Ray (Amy) Carlisle, daughter Joan (Allen) Bottoms both of Princeton; stepson, JR Lofton of Hillsboro, NJ; stepdaughter, Jennifer Tolbert (Fiancee Joe Anslinger) of Patoka; grandchildren, Tyler, Cameron, Johnathon, Alex and 6 step grandchildren; 5 step great grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was loved and will be missed greatly by his family and friends. 

Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 10 A.M. at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Gary Arnold officiating. Burial will be at White Church Cemetery in Princeton.


Visitation will be from 4 until 8 PM on Monday at the Colvin Funeral Home. Masonic Memorial Service will be held at 8 PM on Monday evening. VFW Post #1147 will conduct military graveside services. 

Special thanks to St. Mary's hospital nursing and doctor staff with a special thank you to the patient advocate Cheryl Arnold.