OBITUARY

Dr. Robert Patrick Carroll Jr.

October 7, 1940December 24, 2018

Dr. Robert Patrick Carroll Jr passed away on December 24, 2018 after a brief illness. Dr. Bob, as he was known to his friends was born on October 7, 1940 in Lexington, Virginia to Robert Patrick Carroll, Sr and Alice Robertson Carroll. He and Ruth Fagelson Carroll were married June 18, 1966 in Annandale, Virginia and she survives him.

Bob graduated from Washington & Lee University in 1962 with a BA in Biology. He graduated from the University of Virginia Medical School in 1966 and served a rotating internship at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston Texas followed by two years' service in the US Army including a tour in Vietnam. He and his growing family moved to Nacogdoches in January 1972 to work in the Student Health Center at Stephen F. Austin State University. In 1976 he opened up his own practice and worked in that until 2006 when after a 40-year career as a family practice physician he retired from full time private practice. After he closed his practice he continued to work for the East Texas Community Health Clinic and Burke operating an Alzheimer diagnosis and treatment clinic. Bob had a servant's heart and served in numerous leadership roles for the Nacogdoches County Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the national Alzheimer's Association Board as well as many others. Bob was a deacon at Austin Heights Baptist Church, a former member of the Nacogdoches ISD School board and one of the founding physicians as well as a former Chief of Staff for Medical Center Hospital. Other leadership roles included serving as president of the board of the Millard's Crossing Historic Village, the Christian Women's Job Corps and the Nacogdoches Historic Zoning Board. He was particularly proud of his involvement with the formation of the East Texas Chapter of the National Alzheimer's Association. He facilitated the first Alzheimer caregiver support group in Nacogdoches for almost twenty years. Bob Loved all sports but especially Ladyjack basketball. He loved spending time with his family and watching his grandchildren participate in their activities.

He is survived by his wife Ruth Fagelson Carroll, son Michael Joseph Carroll (wife DeNae) of Graham, Texas, daughter Kathleen Carroll Bayliss (fiancé Steve Addyman) of Woodbury, Minnesota, daughter Diane Carroll Havens (husband Hank) of Rockwall, Texas, son Robert Partick Carroll III of Austin, Texas, sister Ann Carroll Weaver (husband John) of Leesburg, Florida, brother-in-law Dale E. Wykoff of Ashville, North Carolina, a niece Carroll Ann Wykoff and nephew Dr. Randolph Wykoff. He is also survived by six grandchildren Samantha Bayliss, Christopher Bayliss, Nolan Carroll, DeLaney Carroll, Haley Havens and Jack Havens.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Alice Carroll Wykoff.

Services will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 11:00 AM, First United Methodist Church in Nacogdoches, Texas with Reverend Kyle Childress of Austin Heights Baptist Church presiding. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Christian Women's Job Corps, Austin Heights Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Ruth Fagelson Carroll, Wife
  • Michael Joseph Carroll and wife DeNae, Son
  • Kathleen Carroll Bayliss and fiance` Steve, Daughter
  • Diane Carroll Havens and husband Hank, Daughter
  • Robert Patrick Carroll III, Son
  • Ann Carroll Weaver and husband John, Sister
  • Dale E. Wykoff, Brother-in-law
  • Carroll Ann Wykoff, Niece
  • Dr. Randolph Wykoff, Nephew
  • Samantha Bayliss, Granddaughter
  • Christopher Bayliss, Grandson
  • Nolan Carroll, Grandson
  • DeLaney Carroll, Granddaughter
  • Haley Havens, Granddaughter
  • Jack Havens, Grandson
  • Alice Carroll Wykoff, Sister
  • Robert Patrick Carroll Sr., Father
  • Alice Robertson Carroll, Mother

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 5, 2019
REMEMBERING

Dr. Robert Patrick Carroll Jr.

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Andy SHEPARD

January 15, 2019

I was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Bob. I called on him many years as a drug rep and was always treated with respect and warmth by him and his staff, including you, Ruth. I spent many hours conversing with him while driving him to and from local Medical Society meetings where Dr. Carroll, President of the seven County Alzheimer's Association of East Texas, spoke on the diagnosis and treatment of dementia of the Alzheimer's type. Dr. Carroll was a true gentleman and humanitarian and will be missed everyone who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Ruth, and your family and hope your grief is tempered with all the good memories that you shared.

Andy Shepard
Lufkin, Texas

Sandy Clifton Johnson

January 8, 2019

Mrs. Carroll,

I am so saddened to read of the sudden loss of Dr. Carroll; my mother worked with him at the SFA Health Clinic for many years and admired his dedication to his profession as well as his compassion. He was so admired by everyone whose path he crossed, and he will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know him in this life. Prayers for your peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Sherry Larson

January 4, 2019

Kathy, Steve, Sam, Chris, and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father and grandfather. We are sending you hugs and wishes for peace and healing as you treasure the memories of such a wonderful person.

Sherry, Ken, Beck + Alec Larson

Sue Bigler Smith

January 4, 2019

My heart aches for the loss of your husband Ruth and the children’s Father. My prayers and love are with each of you every day. I know Tara considers you as her second family and my love for Diane is the love of a daughter from another mother. May you find comfort in knowing that he is with the Lord and that one day all will be united again. God bless and much love. Wish I could be there but health won’t allow it.

J. Jack Yarbrough

December 29, 2018

Nacogdoches has lost a valuable asset, a highly respected doctor and humanitarian and a true gentleman. I offer my sincere condolences to his wife, Ruth, and all members of his family.

Pamla Pagano

December 29, 2018

I was so sorry to hear of Dr. Carroll's passing. He was our Dr. for 25 years and I was so distressed when he retired from private practice. I know he is in a better place now but he will certainly be missed. My sincere condolences go out to Ruth and the kids. Patrick was so helpful when I worked at Medical Center Hospital with him and we also knew their sweet daughter from church. Ruth was so kind to send us the picture of our youngest that was displayed in his office. Dr. Carroll delivered him and I believe it was the last baby he delivered. So glad he was able to do that for us. Loved his kindness and willingness to listen and advise when necessary.

Deanna Petty

December 28, 2018

Ruth and family, I was so sad to hear of Bob's death. He was a caring man and doctor, and though we were not his patients, I always felt that he would be there if we needed him. Dave and I appreciate all that Bob did for the community of Nacogdoches and Austin Heights Church. Please accept our sympathy and know that your Bob was well loved by many. Deanna Petty

Gerry Larabee

December 27, 2018

I first met Dr. Carroll when he tested my mother for Alzheimer, he was so kind to her. Later we served on the board of Millard's Crossing Historic Village together, and we were brother and sister "ghost" at the Halloween event for several years. He would stop in at my store downtown when he was in the area just to talk. I really enjoyed knowing him, he will be missed by his many friends here in Nacogdoches.

Lamona Rankin

December 27, 2018

It was a pleasure to have known and worked with Dr. Carroll. I am certain he will be missed by so many and it is a great loss because he was a good and kind man.

Nancy Langham

December 27, 2018

Dear Dr. Carroll,
I am so sorry to hear of your passing, but I know you earned your wings! You were such a good man and doctor!
You were our family doctor since we moved to Nacogdoches, in 1977. They don't make them like you anymore, you were always kind and caring and always had time to listen.
We will all miss seeing you but they've got a really good man and doctor in Heaven now.
Only good thoughts and prayers for you, Ruth and the family.
Sincerely,
Nancy Langham

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Dr. Robert Patrick Carroll Jr passed away on December 24, 2018 after a brief illness. Dr. Bob, as he was known to his friends was born on October 7, 1940 in Lexington, Virginia to Robert Patrick Carroll, Sr and Alice Robertson Carroll. He and Ruth Fagelson Carroll were married June 18, 1966 in Annandale, Virginia and she survives him.

Bob graduated from Washington & Lee University in 1962 with a BA in Biology. He graduated from the University of Virginia Medical School in 1966 and served a rotating internship at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston Texas followed by two years' service in the US Army including a tour in Vietnam. He and his growing family moved to Nacogdoches in January 1972 to work in the Student Health Center at Stephen F. Austin State University. In 1976 he opened up his own practice and worked in that until 2006 when after a 40-year career as a family practice physician he retired from full time private practice. After he closed his practice he continued to work for the East Texas Community Health Clinic and Burke operating an Alzheimer diagnosis and treatment clinic. Bob had a servant's heart and served in numerous leadership roles for the Nacogdoches County Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the national Alzheimer's Association Board as well as many others. Bob was a deacon at Austin Heights Baptist Church, a former member of the Nacogdoches ISD School board and one of the founding physicians as well as a former Chief of Staff for Medical Center Hospital. Other leadership roles included serving as president of the board of the Millard's Crossing Historic Village, the Christian Women's Job Corps and the Nacogdoches Historic Zoning Board. He was particularly proud of his involvement with the formation of the East Texas Chapter of the National Alzheimer's Association. He facilitated the first Alzheimer caregiver support group in Nacogdoches for almost twenty years. Bob Loved all sports but especially Ladyjack basketball. He loved spending time with his family and watching his grandchildren participate in their activities.

He is survived by his wife Ruth Fagelson Carroll, son Michael Joseph Carroll (wife DeNae) of Graham, Texas, daughter Kathleen Carroll Bayliss (fiancé Steve Addyman) of Woodbury, Minnesota, daughter Diane Carroll Havens (husband Hank) of Rockwall, Texas, son Robert Partick Carroll III of Austin, Texas, sister Ann Carroll Weaver (husband John) of Leesburg, Florida, brother-in-law Dale E. Wykoff of Ashville, North Carolina, a niece Carroll Ann Wykoff and nephew Dr. Randolph Wykoff. He is also survived by six grandchildren Samantha Bayliss, Christopher Bayliss, Nolan Carroll, DeLaney Carroll, Haley Havens and Jack Havens.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Alice Carroll Wykoff.