Gary Dale Carroll, 59, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 1:52 A.M June 13, 2019 at his residence. He was born February 9, 1960 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the late Eusaw and Pauline (Goddard) Carroll.
Gary is survived by his daughters, Nichole Gordan and husband, Charles of Benton, Illinois and Tiffany Carroll and fiancé, Nathan Blasdel of Wayne City, Illinois; sisters, Tonya Duncan and husband, Gene of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Sonya Elkins and husband, Gregg of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Terri Bodine and husband, Shawn of Imperial, Missouri; brothers, Charles Carroll of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Bobby Carroll and wife, Janis of Mount Vernon, Illinois, and Jeff Carroll of Mount Vernon, Illinois; several nieces and nephews; and grandpup, Pax of Benton, Illinois.
In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his sister, Theresa Carroll.
Gary served in the U.S. Army from 1981 – 1986. During his service he obtained the Sharpshooter Badge and the Rifle State Active Duty Ribbon. He was the owner and operator of a carpet cleaning business in Mount Vernon until he retired. Gary was a member of the American Legion, Eagles, VFW, AmVets, and the Sportsman Club. He loved fishing, playing washers and enjoyed genealogy. Gary was of the Christian Faith.
A Graveside Service will be held Monday, June 17, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Smith Cemetery in Rural Jefferson County with Reverend Mark Minor officiating. The American Legion Post #141 will conduct full military honors at the cemetery. Memorials may be made to the to the Carroll family, in care of Nichole.
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