Johnson's Funeral Home

435 West Beauregard, San Angelo, TX


John Windham Carroll

September 30, 1942June 26, 2020

On June 26, 2020, John Windham Carroll, businessman, loving husband, father of four children and grandfather of four grandchildren, passed away at the age of 77.

He was born on September 30, 1942, in San Antonio, Texas to Paul and Mary Virginia (Swift) Carroll. John attended Snyder High School and graduated in the class of 1960, along with Paula Ruth Keaton who he later married in 1962. He joined the Airforce in 1965 and served till 1969. He spent most of his young adult life living and working in the Abilene area before raising his family in nearby Hawley in 1981.

John was a serial entrepreneur throughout his life. He had an incredible aptitude for learning new tasks and a keen business sense. He also had an incredibly curious mind that could only be assuaged by taking on new and varied projects. You only need to look at the diversity of businesses he undertook during his life to get a sense of his indomitable spirit of entrepreneurship. His businesses included Keaton Kolor (film processing), Carroll Film Processing, Carroll Farms, The Jones County Journal (newspaper), Burger Barn (restaurant), and Carroll’s Donuts.

He took a break from his business adventures in the ’90s to pursue his bachelor’s degree. He graduated from Hardin Simmons University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in computer science and journalism. John and Paula moved to San Angelo in 1998 where they have owned and operated Keaton Kolor for the last 22 years.

John will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Paula and his children, John Mark (Kristie), Jonathan (Vibhu), and Matthew (Mindy). John will also be fondly remembered by his four grandchildren, Lauryn, Luke, Brandon, and Madison.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Laura Carroll, and sister Kay.


  • Paul and Mary Carroll, Parents (deceased)
  • Laura Carroll, Daughter (deceased)
  • Kay, Sister (deceased)
  • Paula Carroll, Wife
  • John Mark (Kristie) Carroll, Son
  • Jonathan (Vibhu) Carroll, Son
  • Matthew (Mindy) Carroll, Son
  • Lauryn, Grandchild
  • Luke, Grandchild
  • Brandon, Grandchild
  • Madison, Grandchild


  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, June 29, 2020



John Windham Carroll

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RAM & VEENA Wadhwa

June 28, 2020

Dear Paula; John Mark & Kriste; Jonathan & Vibhu: Mathew & Mindy; and Grand Kids Lauryn,Luke, Brandon and Madison;
Veena, I and all our family are deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of John Windham Carroll. We send our heartfelt condolences to the entire Carroll Family- relatives and friends. We pray to God to bless you all with courage to bear this unbearable loss. May God grant you all with His Grace to enable you to always cherish and celebrate John Windham Carroll's wise words, gentle deeds and fond memories! We pray to the benevolent God to now hold John Windham Carroll's departed soul in his loving hands and to bless his soul with eternal peace and joy. John Windham Carroll was a very kind and caring person and we all will miss him dearly.

Elizabeth King

June 28, 2020

Paula I am so sorry for your loss. Mac shared some fun times when you & John and he & Linda were together in Snyder. I remember when we met at Allan & Susan’s home and visited on their porch. Hope the wonderful memories you and your children have get you thru this difficult time.

Kathie & Larry Patterson

June 28, 2020

I remember in high school when John, Paula and I attended MYF together. John was the President, Paula was the Vice President and I was the secretary-treasurer. We many fun times together learning, laughing and praying. It is a time that I shall always cherish.