Vivian L. Carroll

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  • "Your Laughter and Smile will always be remembered. Cindy..."
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    - James and Sharon Brancato
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Vivian Lee Carroll, 84 of Lynchburg Va. passed away on March 7, 2013. Born June 9, 1928 in Baltimore, MD the son of Alexander E. and Ila Thornton Carroll of Buena Vista. In addition to his parents, his special cousins, Emily Thornton Dickerson, Dunreath Thornton Williams and Ralph T. Williams, preceded him in death. His children survive Lee: Robert Carroll and wife Kelly of Jupiter Fl., John Carroll and wife Debbie of Palm Springs Fl. and Glasgow, Richard Carroll and wife Debbie of Glasgow, Sharon Brancato and husband James of Lake Park Fl. and Margaret “Meg” Kiely and husband Denis of Bedford. He was blessed with eleven grandchildren: Shane Carroll, Stephen Carroll, Thomas Carroll, Arianna Carroll, Stanley Brown, Thomas Haver, Ricky Carroll, Alex Carroll, Scott Carroll, Denny Kiely and Lexie Kiely. Four great grandchildren: Austin Carroll, Dylan Carroll, Cameron Carroll and Parker Carroll. Also surviving are his sister Barbara Lee Ralls of Baltimore, MD and brother Bernard Thomas Lilley, Jr and wife Lorraine of Kingsville, MD. Our Mother Marjory Carroll of Lynchburg. She took such wonderful care of Dad throughout his illness. And of course his best canine friend Annie who misses her buddy. Countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends will miss his laughter. Lee spent a good part of his childhood in Baltimore, Maryland and Buena Vista, before joining the Navy at age 17. He moved to Miami, Florida in 1955 and spent more than 38 years living in Lake Worth. Lee retired from General Electric in 1988 and spent the better part of a year touring the Country, from Maine to Alaska with his motor home in tow. An avid motorcyclist through the years, he continued to ride well into his 60’s with his sons and “Over the Hill” gang in West Palm Beach, FL. In 2008, he and Marj decided to move to Lynchburg, to be near their youngest child. Over the past 5 years he enjoyed visiting old haunts throughout the State. His grandfather, E. T. Thornton, a Confederate Veteran settled in Buena Vista during the Boom of 1893. Lee and his daughter Meg would work on genealogy and visit Historic Battle Parks through out the Commonwealth. Lee enjoyed spending time with his children and grand children; his daily drives for his coffee at McDonalds in Forest, the Sunday picnics at the Peaks of Otter or drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway. All will miss the smile on his face and the sound of his laughter. The family would like to thank so many special people who cared for Lee over the past 3 months. The wonderful staff at the VA Clinic in Lynchburg especially nurses Anne and Denise. Lynchburg General Hospital and the Neuro Intermediate Care Unit, Oakwood Manor Rehabilitation in Bedford, which took such wonderful care of Lee in his final weeks. Heart felt thanks to the Staff, Dr. Linda Beahm, Heather, Dutch, Susan, Christian, Amy, Nikki, Cheryl, Cody, Faye and Debbie. Your constant care and attention did not go unnoticed and was appreciated beyond words. Graveside services will be held at 1 o’clock, Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Green Hill Cemetery in Buena Vista. All are welcome to join the family in paying their final respects. A reception with the family will follow at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Glasgow. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, 317 W. Main Street, Bedford, VA 540-586-7360.

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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Mar. 13 to Mar. 14, 2013
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