Ben Carroll, 65, formerly of Buskirk, Ky., departed this life on September 6, 2012, from Bastrop, Texas.
He was born January 31, 1947, in McCarr, Ky., a son of the late Norman and Arville Meade Carroll.
In addition to his parents, Ben is preceded in death by sister Loretta Lou Carroll; brothers, Daniel Cooper Carroll, Venchie Duff Carroll, Norman Smith Carroll,Bobby Edward Carroll, Richard Harrison Carro, William Harold Carroll and James Clark Carroll.
In addition to being a loving companion, father, grandfather, brother, friend, and neighbor, Ben was a veteran, having served and retired from the United Sates Air Force.
He leaves to honor his loving memory, son Shawn Benjamin and Kelly Diane Carroll of Smithville, Texas; brothers Terry Franklin Carroll of Columbus, Ohio, Millard Joe Carroll of Commercial Point, Ohio, Homer Jerden Carroll of Grave City, Ohio; sisters Mary Eileen McClure of Lafayette, Tenn., Jettie Rose Marie Lindenmuth of Lafayette, Henrietta Lavon Caudy of Columbus, Ohio and Laura Olive Carrico of Buskirk; and grandchildren Shelby Benjamin Carroll and Benjamin Dalton Carroll.
Ben is also survived by companions Yong Nan and Poo Tian; and a host of nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Family and friends will gather for an afternoon of remembrance on Sunday, September 16, at the Bethel Temple Assembly of God of Nolan, at 4 p.m. memorializing Ben Carroll, with Pastor Bobby Perry officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Chambers Funeral Services, Inc. of Matewan.