Charles Leroy Carroll

Published 6:20 pm Tuesday, July 1, 2014

7-2 Carroll Obit Photo for WEBCharles “Charlie” Leroy Carroll, 59, of Clanton, passed away June 30 at his home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. July 3 at Memory Chapel with the Rev. Daniel Wilson officiating.

Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing.

Visitation will be July 2 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Buck Carroll and Sarah McCarter Carroll and his beloved dog, Biloxi.

Carroll is survived by his wife, Patsy Gentry Carroll; two sons, Jimmy Whitehead (Savannah) of Tallassee and Dewayne Trott (Laurie) of Weaver; five grandchildren, Hunter Whitehead, Matt, Blake, Josh and Patrick; sisters, Linda Holman (Randy) and Vicky Jent (Ted); stepsisters, Sherri Pharr and Lynn Pharr; stepmother, Helen Street and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Carroll was born Aug. 30, 1954, in Tuscaloosa to Buck and Sarah “McCarter” Carroll.

He graduated from Alabama School of the Blind Talladega in 1973. Carroll went on to graduate from Gadsden State and Jacksonville State Community College.

He was a successful vendor for over 40 years with the Business Enterprise Program for the Blind of Alabama. He was a member of ACB of Alabama and ACB of America.

Carroll was a member of Randolph-Shepard Vendors of America where he served on the board and received numerous awards. He was a member of the ASB Alumni Association; a member of the AER and the Clanton Evening Lions Club.

Pallbearers will be Shane Robinett, Jeremy Herbowy, Michael Coker, Matthew Synder, Keith Gentry and Corey Free.

Carroll’s family and friends would like to extend a special thank you to Southern Care Hospice, especially his nurse, Karen Smitherman, social worker Pam Boyken, Dr. Keith Funderburg, Dr. Chris Woods and West End Baptist Church for their loving care and support.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Charles “Charlie” L. Carroll Scholarship Award via Randolph Sheppard Vendor of America.

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