Carthon P. Main of Caro, age 82, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at McLaren – Bay Region in Bay City. Carthon was born February 20, 1936 in Goodrich, the son of the late John and Hazel (Hegel) Main. He was united in marriage with the former Marcella Davidson in 1958, and she preceded him in death on November 22, 2017. Carthon was employed as an assemblyman with Pontiac Motors and Saginaw Steering Gear, along with dairy farming in the evenings, retiring in 1985. He later took a construction position with Active Homes in Marlette. Carthon enjoyed bird watching, gardening, wood crafts, cooking shows, eating, playing guitar and banjo, and John Deere collectables.
He is survived by five children and their spouses, Connie & Terry Randall of Silverwood, Corrine Beardsley of Caro, Carl & Gladys Main of Silverwood, Christina Dutta of Auburn Hills, Cynthia & James Kennard of Vassar; nine grandchildren, Corrissa, James, Jason, Candace, Brendon, Kelsey, Kyle, Brittany and Heather; eleven great-grandchildren, Alexis, Olivia, Vanessa, Alayna, Cali, Cloe, Claire, Ariella and Jayden, Tanner and Kingsley; two brothers and two sisters, Norman, Marvin, Rowena and Naomi. In addition to his parents and wife, Carthon was preceded in death by one daughter, Corline Main; and two sisters, Odessa and JoAnn.
In keeping with Carthon’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Private family services will be held at a later date. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Family Discretionary Fund, c/o Corrine Beardsley, 205 West Sherman Street, Caro, MI 48723. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at

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