Henry Carroll, Sr.May 9, 1939 ~ January 18, 2021 (age 81)
Henry Carroll, Sr.
Born on May 9, 1939 in St. Joseph, Louisiana.
Entered eternal life on January 18, 2021.
Late Parents, Father: Jerry Carroll Sr. of St. Joseph and Mother: Anna Turner Carroll of St. Joseph
Living Siblings: Bruce Carroll (Josephine) of San Marcos, Texas; Rose Carter of Newellton, Louisiana; Wanda Brazzel (Leo) of Pensacola, Florida; and sister-in-law, Betty Carroll of Delhi, Louisiana.
Deceased siblings: Dorothy Alexander, Jerry Carroll Jr., Willie Carroll, and Gracie Roberts
Affiliations: Member of Oneonta Baptist Church, under the leadership of Reverend Donald Scott, where he served as an usher, then Deacon, and member of the Finance Committee.
Pride of St. Joseph #59 – Member of Masonic Lodge
Retired Union Pacific Railroad Machine Operator
Member of Tensas Water Board
Favorites: Horse Rodeo, Hunting clubs and gardening. He loved his animals (cattle, horses, dogs, cats)
After learning how to text, he enjoyed his group texting every day with family.
Life mottos: Trust God, believe in yourself, and “Don’t worry – Be happy.”
Marriage to Ruby “Peaches” Hatton Carroll
8 Children born to the union: Ruby McKinney (John) of Monroe, Louisiana; Henry Carroll, Jr. of Louisville, Kentucky; and Verma Carroll Favorite (Don), Kathleen Yarbro, Sharda Johnson, Patricia Boswell (Lorenzo), Lisa McMiller, and Marquitto Wilkins (Rodney), all of Indianapolis, Indiana.
23 grandchildren – 2 deceased and 30 Great grandchildren – 1 deceased
Marriage to Annie Straughter Carroll (until death)
1 son: Henri Dominique Carroll
Stepchildren: Tayran Rogers, Roosevelt Ford (Melissa), Raymond Ford (Natasha), Ray Ford (Shirell), Karen Ford, and Sharen Jackson (Greg)
Godchildren: Gwen Jackson and Chris Burden (Morgan)