Smith, Carroll Manning
Carroll Manning Smith, of Oshkosh, WI, died unexpectedly on February 18, 2014, in Madison, WI at the age of 29.
Carroll was a talented Singer-Songwriter and Musician with published solo recordings and with his band "Kilroy". He was honored to be asked to perform the National Anthem at a Nascar event televised to millions. He graduated from Oshkosh West High School in 2002. He loved playing, singing and writing music, and could play over a dozen musical instruments. His childhood in South Carolina inspired his great love of the outdoors and especially fishing. He was a gentle and kind hearted soul.
Carroll is survived by his ex-wife, Emily Goodwin and three sons, Ellison, Elliott and Blair. He will be greatly missed by his mother and stepfather, Holly and Ron Myrtle, his sisters, Kate and Erin Sawyer and Laura Smith; his father and stepmother, VM Manning Smith and Elizabeth Smith of Beaufort, S.C., his grandparents, and best friend, Brandon Domer.
The family encourages everyone to help keep Carroll's memory alive by enjoying Carroll's many recordings on SoundCloud and YouTube and reading the beautiful posts on his Facebook page that are being placed there by his many wonderful friends and family members who's lives he has touched. We would like to thank them all of for the tremendous outpouring of love, support and prayers that has helped us deal with this terrible tradegy.
A Memorial Service will be held in the future in Beaufort S.C., where he was born and where Carroll will be laid to rest. Condolences to the family can be mailed to 3203 W 9th Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54904.
Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Feb. 23, 2014