DeKALB – Jerry Blake Carroll, 70, of DeKalb, Ill., died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb.|
Born April 28, 1943, in Murray, Ky., the son of Wymer and Wilma (Lovett) Carroll, Jerry married Patsy Maness on April 25, 1972.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Jerry was a laborer and a cement finisher for many years, and was a member of Labor Union Local 32 of Rockford, American Legion Post 66, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Moose Club of DeKalb.
He is survived by his sons, Blake (Nichola) Carroll of California, Jerry (Linda) Carroll Jr. of Lakeland, Fla., and Randy (Toni) Carroll of Guyton, Ga.; grandchildren, Sarah, Adeline, Isaiah and Joshua; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy, in 2011; his parents; and his sister, Martha Sommerville.
The memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with full military rites. The visitation will be from 5 p.m. May 25 until the service. A reception at American Legion Post 66 will follow. Interment of cremated remains will be at a later date at Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jerry B. Carroll Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published in Daily Chronicle on May 4, 2013