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Ellers Mortuary & Cremation Center

3400 S. Webster Street, Kokomo, IN

OBITUARY

Bobby Joe Carroll

July 18, 1935May 15, 2020
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Bobby Joe Carroll, 84, of Sharpsville, passed away at his home surrounded by family on Friday evening the 15 of May, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. He was born to the late Fred Carroll and Clara Marie (Prewitt) Carroll on July 18, 1935 in Corbin, KY. Bobby married Donna Smith of Meadville, PA on April 14, 1967 in Fort Ord, CA.

Bobby enlisted in the U.S. Army Big Red 1 Division. He served in the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. Bobby met his wife of 53 years while they were both stationed in Fort Ord, CA. After marriage, they moved to Sharpsville to start a family. Bobby worked over 30 years at Chrysler in Kokomo, where he was a member of the local UAW 685.

He enjoyed old cars, and particularly Thunderbirds. He was a member of the Early Birds of Hoosier Land and the Pioneer Auto Club. Bob was a member of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church for nearly 50 years, where he enjoyed playing the guitar for the Worship services.

Those surviving him are his wife Donna, children, Diana Runion (Bryan), Karen Hyatt (Doug), Brian Carroll, grandchildren Jimmy and Jonathan Runion, brothers Don, Pat, and Lynn Carroll, and sister Charlene Carroll.

Preceding Bobby in death are his parents, brothers Arlen and John Carroll, sisters Jean Brown and Margaret Carroll and a granddaughter Ashlynn Runion.

Services for Bobby will take place at Mt. Gilead Baptist church on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 1pm with Pastor Steve Gollner officiating. Visiting hours will take place from 11:30am to 1pm. Burial will follow at Albright Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: IU Health Simon Cancer Center Clinical Research, or to The Gideon's International.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, May 22, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Final Resting Place

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Melinda Guinn (Brankle)

May 27, 2020

I remember being at your house staying there with Diana. You were a good person/dad. I will always remember how good you were to my dad. When my mom passed away I would take dad to Center Road Burger King for a little car show. You and Donna were there. You two would sit with us and chat for a couple of hours. So special those times. Thank you!! Love you!! Melinda Guinn (Brankle)

Melinda Guinn (Brankle)

May 27, 2020

I definitely have memories of Bob. He was always so sweet whenever I would see him and Donna (always both together/never apart, which always showed me that they had true love just like my parents). When my mom passed away, I would take my dad to Burger King for a little car show and they would be there with their car. They would sit and talk with us. Always so great to my dad. I will always think of you two as one of my other families. Thank you!! Love you! Melinda Guinn (Brankle)

Bryan Runion

May 20, 2020

Bryan Runion

May 18, 2020

Bob also liked T Birds and my son Jimmy liked to ride in his Grandpa’s T-Bird

Bryan Runion

May 18, 2020

I remember meeting Bob the first time I took his daughter Diana on a date. I called him Sir and heard later that made an impression on him. I didn’t know he was a veteran, but my military training paid off. I also when the time came asked permission to marry his daughter. He said yes but didn’t want me to take his daughter too far off. Well with my military career, we moved to several states but then made it back to Indiana. Bob liked country music and also western movies. I have fond memories of watching Country Music shows on a Saturday night with him, and also watching those old western movies. I also have fond memories of working on the church renovation at Mt Gilead with him and also my son Jon got to work with his Grandpa then. That project was totally self help from the men of the church. Bob and his wife Donna have been so good to my family over the years. It has been like a second family to me. Bob was a good Christian man and also served his country. I have fond memories of him, but the last few years were hard on him, and I know he has peace now and is no longer suffering.

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