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SHREVEPORT, LA - Services celebrating the life of David R. Carroll will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 28, 2011, at Rose-Neath Marshall Street Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Conrad Edwards. Interment will follow in Forest Park West Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

David was born October 8, 1926 in Richton, MS and spent his boyhood in Ludlow, MS. He went to be with his Lord Monday, July 25, 2011, in Shreveport. David was a member of Broadmoor United Methodist Church and a member of the Upper Room Sunday School Class.

He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a Rifle Marksman. After his discharge, he graduated from Tulane University in 1951. David also received a second degree in Geology at Centenary College of Louisiana.

David was a member of the Caddo Parish Police Jury, Jaycees, Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Shriner's, the Elks Lodge #122, and the American Legion. He was a man of many interests. David was a firm Republican. He served on the Louisiana State Central Committee. In 2004, he was honored to be a member of the Electoral Committee for former President George W. Bush.

His wife of 37 years, the first love of his life, Etta Joan Carroll, parents, W.L. and Ada Gaddy Carroll, brothers and sisters preceded David in death. Survivors are the second love of his life, his girlfriend, Mary V. Caldarera of Shreveport, LA; daughter, Diane Soderborg and husband, Steven of Mokena, IL; his son, David Richard Carroll, Jr. of Shreveport, LA; five grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Honoring David, as pallbearers will be be Kenneth Frazier, Bill Davidson, Steve Soderborg, Richard Elliott, Don Williamson, and Whip Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Saucier, Charles Kramer, and Floyd Williamson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the .


Published in Shreveport Times on July 27, 2011
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