John Kevin Carroll IV

October 30, 2001November 6, 2018
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John Kevin Carroll IV, 17 years of age, passed away November 6, 2018 at his home in Richmond, TX.

My son, John, a gift given to me at an early age to change my life around and who for most of his life was my best friend. He had many interests over the years; boy scouts, bonding us over our mutual passion for the outdoors. He loved football, this was his passion, and had enjoyed playing the game the last couple of years. John was passionate about art and music, loved being the class clown, hanging out with his friends, and was fiercely loyal to them.

John is survived by his parents, and grandparents. Though he struggled in understanding how loved he was, John leaves behind an enormous wake of friends and family that cared very deeply for him. Words cannot express our sadness. May God comfort and guide John through this next path in life.

With loving memories, we gather this day.


Many have asked if there is a place our family would like people to donate to, to impact improving and providing mental health services. There are a lot of great options, below are several we have found to impact this epidemic.

1) To Write Love on her Arms:

2) National Alliance for Mental Illness, Texas:

3) Crisis Intervention of Houston:


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Catered Reception Saturday, November 10, 2018

John Kevin Carroll IV

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Deidre Shearer

November 10, 2018

I met John when my son, Hayden, joined Boy Scout Troop 922 in spring 2014. The first thing I remember about John is his smile and how friendly he was to Hayden. He walked right up and introduced himself and they were scout buddies from that day forward. John was always the brightest spark in any room I ever saw him in. And even though he came and went from the scout Troop, it was always a great day when John was there. Just last spring Hayden and John reconnected and it was like no time had passed. We are heartbroken at his loss and will always miss him. Thank you, John, for sharing your amazing son with us. We are praying for the peace that passes understanding for you and your family.

Bra ndi Lyons

November 10, 2018

Your smile, your laugh, and your zest for life are what I will remember most. From the day you came into.our lives, you were an instant part of the Lyons family. Countless sleepovers, daily meals and our talks. For years you were my 3rd son and another brother to Joey and Patrick. We have so many memories and will get comfort in them. We will always love you and miss you forever!
Love always,
Mrs. Lyons

Chris Lyons

November 9, 2018

John was a special soul who touched my family's life. My late husband Joe & I would so enjoy seeing John spending time with our grandsons, Joey and Patrick. They had some fun times together. John, may you now Rest In Peace and may God Bless and comfort your grieving family.

Nancy Inderwies

November 9, 2018

My heart breaks at the loss of this beautiful soul. So glad to have been a part of his younger years and seeing my grandsons take him in as their brother. My deepest sympathy to you all at this very trying time. God bless you all.

Jenna Piette-Cryar

November 9, 2018

Hey John
I want you to know. We all miss you down here. I’m gonna miss our late night phone calls when we were bored and had nothing to do. We would stay up for hours talking about the most random things. Or how you always insisted on being added to phone calls with Adam and I. We would always laugh and I wouldn’t be able to talk because y’all just kept making fun of me. You helped me get over what’s his name, told me he wasn’t worth the time or the tears. I’ll see you in the afterlife. And I love you bro. 26forever #imcheezed

Kayla Savala

November 9, 2018

John was one of my best friends last year in rotc. He always made me laugh and was he was my highlight of my day. I can’t believe he’s gone, it’s so unreal. He was like a brother to me and I wish I could go back and say good bye. Love you John. Rest In Peace.

Joey Lyons

November 9, 2018

I have too many great memories to recount. I just want to thank you for being in my life and being one my best freind. I hope you found peace and I hope that you know how much you meant to everybody and how much everybody loves you. I will never forget our special moments together and you were my second brother. I will miss you forever and I will pray for you and your family during this time.

Kolten Lane

November 8, 2018

I met John at WCY, he was my only real friend there. We roomed together and used to stay up for hours just talking about life. He got me through so much. I don’t think there is anything I wouldn’t give to have just one more conversation with him. I always thought the first real friend I’d loose would be in combat somewhere overseas, and I guess in a way I had prepared myself for something like that. Hearing the news about John hit me so much harder than anything I could have ever imagined. I wasn’t prepared to loose such an amazing friend. I always thought we’d see each other again. That someday when we were older and had gotten our lives together we’d reconnect. I regret not being there for him when he needed me. I don’t think I’m ever gonna forgive myself for that. John you’re gone but not forgotten man. I’m going to miss you.

Sarah Harden

November 8, 2018

I remember John best by his personality. Something about it was so unique. Everyday I would see him with this amazing smile and could change your whole mood. I remember back in summer when John, Jesse, Adam and I would all hang out and make stupid jokes. I remember his radiating smile and his positive attitude about everything. He would be so upbeat all the time. I miss you John and I have so many things I need to tell you. I know we had our differences but just know I still love and care about you and you’re someone that no one will forget.

Jordan S

November 8, 2018

I met john in waco. John and I were really close we had alot of fun we did a talent show on who can do better, john was the first person i went ice skating with,honestly i was so afraid but he laughed as i fell and told me i sucked at ice skating so i needed to get out. I loved how he was so honest and very joyful.