POTTSBORO - On Friday, October 4, 2013, beloved husband and father, T.A. Carrell passed away at Texoma Medical Center.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Georgetown Cemetery in Pottsboro. There is no set time for family visitation.
T.A. was born June 23, 1926 in Delta County near Ben Franklin, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Carrell. T.A. grew up with a hard-working philosophy that began on the farm with a blacksmith father, and always stayed with him. He joined the U.S. Navy
at the tender age of 17, did a tour of the South Pacific on the USS Queens during World War II
, and was among the lucky ones who survived the battle of Iwo Jima. During the Korean War
, he returned to serve two more years aboard the USS Haas, a destroyer escort whose primary job was protecting ships in convoy.
In his civilian life, T.A. was self-employed in floor-covering installation for 40 years, sweating on his hands and knees every day to support his family. His hobbies and ways to relax included barbershop quartet, playing his guitar, fishing, traveling in his motor home from coast to coast and caring for his yard. It seemed that everyone who knew him loved him - he was just that kind of man.
He was preceded in death by both parents and three sisters, Rosie Lee Crouch, Mary Shaw, and Doris Swain; and his brother, Ernest Carrell. He is survived by his wife, Gay E. (Briery) Carrell of Pottsboro; son, Thomas J. Carrell of Hendersonville, N.C.; and daughter, Sylvia E. Carrell of Marshall. Survivors also include a long list of nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Condolences may be registered online at www. fisherfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home, 604 W. Main, Denison.