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Raymond L. Carroll
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 • Posted April 20, 2011

Raymond L. Carroll, 78, passed away Friday afternoon, April 1, 2011, with his wife Helen Keller Carroll and family members by his side. Ray will rest in peace at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, He resided with his wife in Plano, Texas.Ray was born February 23, 1933, in Springfield, Illinois. He attended St Joseph Grade School and graduated from Corpus Christi High School in Galesburg, Illinois. Following high school he spent four years in the Air Force, serving in Hokkaido, Japan, keeping an eye on Russian activities, and mustered out in Duluth, Minnesota. He lived in Galesburg for several years before moving to Texas. Ray happily retired in 1995 from Rotary Corporation. One of Ray’s greatest joys was traveling with Helen, whether it was a cruise, flying or just heading out somewhere. Bags were always packed. Survivors include his wife Helen, Sons Jeff Carroll, Clearwater, Florida and David Carroll Snellville, Georgia, Step Children Michael Rutherford of Carrollton, Texas and Tina Moore of Shady Shores, Texas. Brothers Bud Carroll of Aurora, Colorado, Paul Carroll of Overland Park, Kansas, Larry Carroll of Orion, Illinois, and Sister Patricia Mertz of Shawnee, Kansas. Ray was preceded in death by his daughter Lori, parents Dutch and Margaret, and Sister Rose Marie Carlson. . Grandchildren and Step Grandchild, Amber Carroll, Matt Carroll, Jason Carroll, Allison Carroll, Kristen Goff and Bryson Moore. One Great Grandchild, Alyssa Thomas. Ray had a beloved large family scattered throughout the United States (California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Illinois, and NY, to name a few).The family would like to thank everyone for their cherished condolences. Donations may be made to the American Cancer society. ger/apr 20 obit-raymond carroll

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