Carlton Dwaine Knudson

Carlton Dwaine Knudson, 29, of Waco, went to his heavenly home Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Carlton was born June 5, 1987 in San Antonio to Conrad Knudson and Devan Attaway Knudson. Growing up in Sweetwater, he moved with his family to Waco in 2002. He graduated from China Spring High School in 2005. Carlton was loved by all who met him. He had a heart bigger than Texas. He was a loving son, brother, grandson, uncle, father and friend! After his time as a US Marine, he held jobs at Central Texas Path Labs and West End. At the time of his death, he was caregiver to his paternal grandmother.

He loved EVERYTHING Star Wars, Sci-Fi and all types of gaming, especially he loved time spent playing with his nephews and looked forward to the day he could share gaming with his 2 year old son. Carlton had a way of making each of his friends, his Best friend….he had many BEST friends and he loved them all.

Carlton was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Carroll Knudson; great grandmothers, Marie Newberry and Lyonell McLean; and great grandfathers, Clyde Newberry, Dewey Baggett and Carey Attaway.

He is survived by his parents, Devan and Conrad; his son, Liam Justice Knudson; sister, Corrie Knudson and her fiancé, Jeremy Bolden; nephews, Carson and Preston; maternal grandparents, Doug and Diane Attaway; paternal grandmother, Bettye Jean Knudson; several aunts, uncles, cousins; and too many friends to name.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremy Bolden, Ken Manning, Lluric Fowler, Fate Goodwin, Kyle Stacy, Chris Jackson, Justin Brim, Robbie Strzelec and Kolby Guthrie.

Carlton’s family would like to thank everyone for the love, support and prayers sent during this very difficult time. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!

For those wishing to make memorials in Carlton’s memory may do so by directing contributions to the Liam Knudson Memorial Fund Account in care of The First National Bank of Central Texas, China Spring Branch Office, 10332 China Spring Road, Waco, TX 76708

Visitation: 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 20th at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Memorial service: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21st in the chapel of Lake Shore Funeral Home with Pastor Josh Vaughan officiating.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord’s peace be with you at this difficult time. God Bless

  2. Donna & Terry Mixon

    There are words to adequately express my deepest sympathy and condolences at the loss you are all feeling. You are in my heart, my thoughts, and my prayers.

  3. Ashley Beaulieu

    I’m deeply sorry this is extremely heartbreaking

  4. Conrad and Devin,

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your son. Ya’ll are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love from my family to your.

    The Holbrooks
    Robert, Tania, Ashton, Conner and Hayden
    Killeen Texas

  5. My condolences for your loss Carlton was a good a man and will be missed by many

  6. Randy and Carlene Jensen

    Randy and I are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts are with you at this very sad time. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Gene and. Carolyn Griffin

    Conrad and Devan, Our hearts are broken for you. We are lifting you up in prayer, asking our Lord and Savior for his loving comfort and “the peace that surpasses understanding.” Please know that you are loved and cared about.

  8. Jim and Nancy Hanna

    Conrad and Devan, I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Noralynn Donahue

    Conrad, Devan, Doug and Diane,

    So sorry for your loss, you are always in my thoughts, prayers and love you guys with all my heart. Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time. May God be with you.

  10. I love and greatly miss this friend and brother, and while deeply wounded, am comforted to know he has everlating life in the presence of the Lord Jesus, whose salvation he had accepted. Please accept my sincere condolences, Conrad, Devan, and all the family. James Berger

  11. Lisa (Anderson) & Kevin Miller

    It is such a tragedy when you lose someone, its especially tragic when it is your child. Our hearts go out to your entire family. Praying for comfort and strength.

  12. The Wood Family

    We are so sorry for your families loss. Each and everyone of wil be in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Amber lLassiter

    I am so sorry for your loss…this came as a great surprise to myself as well as many other I am sure…my heart aches for you all….rest in peace my dear friend….❤always

  14. Kevin and Amy Shipp

    Amy and I send all our love to the entire family. We have you in our prayers and wish we could be there with you all.

  15. Praying for you all…may God grant peace that surpasses understanding…

  16. Lavada and Stan Tucket

    We are so sorry for your loss.. we will be praying for you during this difficult time.. love you both!

  17. My heart goes out to all the family,find comfort in our heavenly Father.we love y’all very much,and so sorry for the lose of your precious son..

  18. Janet Baker and Joe Ramirez

    I can’t find the words to say. I pray for peace and comfort you my dear friends. I have no idea how you must be feeling. Just know that our Lord has him and he as at peace. I love you all.

  19. I am so sorry for yall loss and yall are in my prayers and carlton will be deeply missed. RIP CARLTON

  20. I still don’t know how to process this. Especially since I had recently seen him and even more recently spoke with him over the phone. His parting words wasn’t a typical later or goodbye. It was “hey, love ya bro.” And i couldnt help but to say live you too back. He was truly a light bright beyond his years and will never ever be forgotten

  21. Our prayers continue for each of you daily! Words cannot express the love we have for your family! Our boys had lots of childhood memories in Sweetwater! Carlton was always a caring loving friend! May God’s love surround you and you feel his constant Love!

    Beckey and Jerry Brim

  22. Such a great young man Carlton was. Devin, I have no words that could possibly ease your pain just know that God’s got him safe and sound in His loving arms. I will keep you and your family lifted in prayer. ? you guys!

  23. I would like to extend my sympathy to the family, and share with them these promises from the Scriptures. May they bring comfort in this time of sorrow. Jehovah God is close to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are discouraged. And he will wipe away the tears from all faces. Psalm 34:18; Isaiah 25:8 NWT. Peace be with you, dear family.

  24. I am so sorry for your loss….My deepest condolences to your family. Continued thoughts and prayers to you all and may the Lord be with you.

  25. What a joy your son was. I loved watching him grow up in sweetwater and hanging out at church events. My heart aches for your family and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Patrice Wright

  26. I am so sorry for your loss, I will be praying for you and your family.

  27. Ken & Lawanna Turner

    We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  28. Derwood and Ann Johnson

    We want to join your many friends in expressing our sincere sympathy for your loss.

  29. Terri and Allen Brimm

    Devan and Conrad- Our sympathies to your family on the loss of your son.

  30. To the family of Carlton Knudson…
    As a beareaved mother myself i understand the unbearable pain you are going through and i am Truly sorry for your loss. I will pray for Gods strength and comfort to surround you during this time was the only thing that got me thru each day. God Bless

  31. Donna J. (Wells) Mixon and family

    Devan and Conrad,

    Thinking of you, wishing you hope and peace in the mist of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain.

    Remembering with you, the life of your precious son, Carlton, whose light and love will always be with you.

  32. Ed & Linda Miller

    So sorry for your loss, but, your faith will comfort you and help to get you through this tragic time. You have our thoughts & prayers. Love to all of you.

  33. I am so very sorry for your loss, only time will help heal, but nothing will fill that void. So I will continue to pray for your family every night when I pray to Cindy and all theothers we have in heaven waiting until we can be with them again.

    Cheryl Landrum and family

  34. Conrad and Devan,

    My heart breaks for your loss. May God surround you with His Love and His Strength and grant you peace and healing.
    I am praying for the peace that passes all understanding. I love you and miss you.
    In Christ,
    Jill Knudson

  35. Dear, Knudson Family,

    So sorry to learn of Carlton’s passing, do not know the circumstances, but, I know what it is to lose a child. You may not know our Chad passed away in 2003. I remember when he and Carlton were classmates here in Sweetwater. Carlton was a good and kind friend to Chad. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. He will not be forgotten.

    God be with you,

    Ann Lindsey and Family

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