Earl “Kenneth” Carroll, 85, passed away on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, at his home surrounded by his wife and children.
He lived in Cleveland, all of his life except for his time in the US Army. He was a devoted husband, supportive daddy, and an inspiring “Pa” to his five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was born to George and Myrtle Carroll on March 18, 1935, in Polk County.
He served in the Army during the post Korean War and was stationed in Seoul for two years.
He worked at Burlington Woolen Mill for 12 years and retired from Bendix (Allied Signal) after 34 years. He was an avid gardener and loved spending time outdoors.
He walked three miles a day until he was 80 years old. He loved the challenge of fixing things and was always willing to help friends with items that needed some extra “TLC”. He is described as a humble, kind, and generous man by all that knew him.
He was proceeded in death by his parents; brothers: Archie Carroll and Roy Carroll; and sisters: Grace Lee, Virgie Ledford, Ann Brewer, and Vera Jo Carroll.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Bernice Carroll; children: Debbie (Gwen) Shroyer and Kevin (Melody) Carroll; grandchildren: Cody (Haydin) Shroyer, Katie Shroyer, Chloe Shroyer, Savannah Carroll, Courtney Carroll; great-grandchildren: Ellie Shroyer and Parker Shroyer; one sister, Mae Hensley; a multiple of nieces and nephews; and lifelong friends, Ronnie and Phyllis Wright. All of his survivors reside in Cleveland.
The visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Peerless Road Church.
The funeral will begin at 7 o’clock with Pastor Adam Jones, the Rev. David Riggs and the Rev. Ronnie Wright officiating.
The graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Sunset Memorial Gardens with military honors. Please meet at the cemetery.
Due to COVID-19, it is requested that everyone wear a mask for the protection of all guests and loved ones.
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