OBITUARY: Michael Anthony Carlino


Michael Anthony Carlino, age 76 of Murfreesboro, formerly of Tinley Park, Illinois, passed Sunday, September 12, 2021.

He was a native of Chicago, Illinois, and a son of the late Michael and Gina McKendrick. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Bradley McKendrick.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Carlino; daughters, Shawn Chelbana and husband Chris of Dyer, Indiana and Robin Kelly Taylor and former husband, Michael Cox, both of Roswell, Georgia; grandchildren, Kristen Bloomquist, Nicole Fetcher, Taylor Vescovi, Caleigh, Paige, and Madison Chelbana, Bradley and Mina McKendrick, Travis Smith, Austin, and Isabella Cox; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Mr. Carlino was a United States Navy Veteran and attended Franklin Road Baptist Church. He retired from E & L Transport delivering new cars to dealerships throughout the United States. He always enjoyed when his work brought him to Tennessee and upon retirement, he and Margaret relocated here to enjoy the beauty of Tennessee.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 15, 2021, from 4:00 pm until the time of funeral services beginning at 6:00 pm at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Burial with military honors will be 10:00 am Thursday at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.

The family requests memorials be made in memory of Michael to the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago, the Nashville Rescue Mission, or The Tennessee Fisher House Foundation. An online guestbook is available for the Carlino family at

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