It is with deep sadness that the Carlisle family of Roanoke, announces the passing from this life of their former husband, father and grandfather, Mr. Theodore Carlisle, 87, a resident of Rosewood Avenue, Anniston, Alabama. Mr. Carlisle transitioned from this life on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Northeast Regional Medical Center, Anniston, Alabama
Theodore Carlisle — affectionately remembered as "Ted" — was the third of five children born October 12, 1934 to the parentage of the late Theodore and Tommie A. (Thomas) Carlisle in Roanoke, Randolph County, Alabama. He was preceded in death by siblings: older sisters, Louise J. Carlisle and Mary Dean Carlisle; and a younger brother, Tom L. Carlisle and Jimmy Carlisle. As a young man, Ted became a part of the fabric of the East Roanoke community. The Carlisle family were dedicated members of the Bethel United Methodist Church in East Roanoke. He attended the historic Randolph County Training School. In August of 1969, Theodore married the former Jessie Ruth Henderson with whom he parented a loving family of children and grandchildren.
Theodore also served our grateful nation as a member of the United States Air Force, and was an honorably discharged Veteran.
"Ted" will be remembered by many of us in the Roanoke community as one of the very first African-American Police Officers hired by the City Of Roanoke, Alabama. We fondly recall that while serving the City Of Roanoke as a Police Officer, Theodore was always kind, respectful, and even-tempered. He served our city with distinction for many years, until his retirement. One of the things he enjoyed was taking photos and keeping photo albums. In the autumn of his life, he relocated to Anniston, Alabama, where he worked after retirement as a news carrier for the Anniston Star until age and health limited his activities.
Ted's family is grateful for the many years they shared with him. They celebrated their beloved father and friend in a private family gathering at Clark Memorial Funeral Service on Sunday, April 10, 2022 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm.
Our sincere prayers and sympathy are extended to his former spouse, Ms. Jessie Carlisle of Roanoke; sons: Gregg Brown and Theodore Craig Carlisle of Roanoke, and Chantly Williams, Sr. of Huntsville; daughters, Catherine Glenn of Roanoke, Toya Henderson Morgan of Opelika, Toni Gordon (Terry) of Akron, OH, Tracy Lynn Owensby, Stacy Lynn Carlisle, Shuron Williams, and Shealissa Williams, all of Roanoke; along with his special friend and caregiver, Brandy Cheeks, of Anniston; twenty-eight (28) grandchildren; twenty-four (24) great-grandchildren; four (4) great-great-grandchildren; friends near and far; and many other loving relatives.