John-Carroll-Obituary

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John Francis Carroll IV

Midlothian, Virginia

Aug 22, 1967 - Mar 8, 2012

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It is now months after John's departure. Having sat in the office across from John at Spotts Fain, I was his last stop before leaving the office. He would sit for a minute or two, and the glow of his energy, his love of life, and his love of every human being simply washed over me. Time and time again. He never failed to stop for our little chat. Maybe that is why John Carroll will not leave me. Both my parents have departed. Strangely, John Carroll's death is the only one I cannot release.

It was a wonderful evening of praise last night. Hearing the testimony of how God has been faithful and tender toward you, Maria and the children, is a true testimony of God's mercy and John's spiritual investment in his family. Without that leader in your home who lead your heart's and mind's toward the Savior, the journey would be much more difficult. John delivered you into the Lord's capable hands and I know he is so proud to see how you have stayed in the race, weary and tired but...

Well it still seems like just yesterday we got the phone call saying John has passed away. Hearing those words broke me down.It feels like we all were just dealing with my Papa passing away.. Hard enough as that was knowing another family member passed away was awful news. I loved John. His smile lit up the room and his kindness was out of this world. He was the first one to come and talk to me after i got baptized. John was just truly an amazing guy. We all know where he is. He with the Lord...

Dear Maria and family,

I knew John as one of my first law students. He was bright, engaged, and sociable, everything that you want in a student. Just last year, I returned to the law school to film a dance for my non-profit, CancerDancer. What I will remember most from that day was being approached by John and having a wonderful and very emotional conversation about the path of life. He also volunteered his time and expertise to CancerDancer. What a wonderful man. I am so sorry for...

Dear Carroll Family,
John was a neighbor on Winding Way who played with my 2 boys. They shared many a PB and J. I am shocked to read of his passing. May he be at peace with the Lord.

Dear Maria and family,
My prayers have been with you constantly since I heard of John's transfer from earth to heaven. He lived well and was an inspiration in life and death. May God comfort you every day and clothe you with His peace, wisdom and grace so you all continue to stand steadfast and immovable.

May the Gof of all comfort support your dear family at this time.

Dear Carroll Family,
I remember John from our days at Bon Air Elementary School and the many years we spent the summers swimming together for the Bon Air Blue Streaks. Considering what an "Iron Man" John was in those days it is hard to fathom that he would pass so soon. Who could explain such a thing, it must be the Lord's doing. It must be said that even as a young man John's spirit, sense of honor, and basic goodness were already an indelible part of his...

May many people come to know Jesus as their personal savior, because of the life John Carroll lived. I thank God I was able to coach Meg in Volleyball and Jack in Football. Mr. Carroll was one of the greatest fathers I have known. Kevin Nelson

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Burial arrangements under the direction of Westhampton Memorial Park.

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