Houston Wade Carroll, age 77, entered into eternal life Saturday, May 31, 2014, he was born on Feb. 1, 1937 in Holmes County. As a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, his life wasn't measured by material possessions, but by the love and closeness he had for his family. He will be greatly missed by all. He married the love of his life, Odie Mae on May 18, 1963 in Andalusia, Ala. We rest in the blessed assurance that his eternal salvation is secure by his faith in our lord and savior Jesus Christ.
Survivors also include their four children, Dale Pentz and husband John, Denise Martin and husband Tim, Earnest Carroll and wife Crystal and Brenda Barton and husband Steve; five grandchildren, John Pentz IV and wife Tamara, Vanessa Black and husband Richard, Samantha Arrington and husband Will, Dustin Barton and Nitosha Bradley; two step grandchildren, Crystal Sconiers and Pam Ramos; two brothers, Carlton Carroll and Harvey Carroll; two sisters, IlaFaye Anderson and Edna Mae Cross and 14 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Carley and Jessie Padgett Carroll; loving daughter, Theresa Carroll; sister Melanay Odom and step grandson Timmy Martin.
A Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Leonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Uvonne Carroll and the Rev. Rodd Jones officiating. Interment followed in Leonia Cemetery, Westville with Sims Funeral Home directing. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Sims Funeral Home Chapel.