Mr. Roy J. Carroll. Jr., age 82, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013. He was born April 21, 1931 in Walton County, to William and Alice Respress Carroll. Mr. Carroll was a resident of Leonia. He was Baptist by faith and a member of the Leonia Baptist Church. He worked as an equipment operator and in farming for many years before retiring. He also worked as a truck driver. He enjoyed gardening and sharing the vegetables with his family. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
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Mr. Carroll was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Hazel Carroll of 51 years; one daughter, Rita Faye Carroll; five brothers, infant brother, Wilmer, Carlie, Willis, Angus, Walter, and Hollie; four sisters, Annie Lee Brake, Lillie Heath, Bessie Lou McCormick and Ida Phillips.
Mr. Carroll is survived by his daughter, Donna Kay Burgess and husband David of Leonia; one sister, Alma Lee Cordle of DeFuniak Springs; five grandchildren, Shannon Riley and husband Dale, Patrick Burgess, Kelley Harris and husband Micah, Eric Scott and wife Melinda and Josh Carroll, and 11 great grandchildren, Dylan, Zach, Fairen, McKinley, A.J, Grant, Brock, Ava, Max, Coleman and Levi.
A time of visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel; 230 Park Avenue; DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Leonia Baptist Church; 1124 Gilman Road, Westville, Florida 32464 with the Rev. Uvonne Carroll, the Rev. Stacy Stafford and the Rev. Rodd Jones officiating. Pallbearers will be David Wayne Carroll, Dalton Carroll, Dwight McCormick, Jimmy Ray Carroll, Hubert Carroll and Roger Carroll. Floral arrangements are being accepted. Burial will follow in the Leonia Cemetery. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.clary-glenn.com. Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on May 8, 2013