My journey is not ending although I may have passed. My pain is no longer, as the good lord has taken it all away. I am no longer restricted as wings of an angel I now currently have.
As I make my way to the heavens know that I am at peace. I am riding on my tractor; with my rifle by my side, and animals are all around. Faint sounds of a casino I hear distant in the back ground.
No restrictions, No worries, all my happy places re-found.
I may not be physically present, but my spirit will always remain. Look for me in your memories and hold onto all the laugh.
Through the years of battling his cancer to now where he is finally at peace.
On behalf of Jack (Diana), we would like to thank everyone for their show of love, kindness, and support.
Jack Dean Carroll passed away September 26, 2021 in Oklahoma City. He was born December 5, 1945 in Pennington Gap, VA. He was the youngest of 14 children of the late, James Mitchell Carroll and Ida Ethel (Duncan) Carroll.
Known as Jackie Dean or Funkie Unkie to his family and Jack to his friends, he was a family man, a Soldier, an outdoorsman, and a business man. He was a Major in the U.S. Army, serving as enlisted and as an officer. He was trained an as infantry Soldier, a combat engineer, a pilot, and a Green Beret. He served in Vietnam with the 1st Infantry Division, and he earned many awards and badges during his service including the Air Medal and Bronze Star. Besides the Army, he worked in many industries and positions including the federal government, mortgage brokerage, and wholesale mortgage lending.
Jack was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to be in the woods, especially as a hunter. He preferred the mountains of West Virginia, but a patch of woods anywhere was home. He loved to teach those around him about nature to inspire them to appreciate it – animal calls, tracking, and the environment. Always the friend, mentor, and fatherly figure, he gave of himself for the betterment of others with hopes they would enjoy what they had earned and/or had been given.
Jack is survived by his wife Diana Carroll; his children, son James Carroll, his wife, Catherine Carroll, daughter Sharon Carroll, her husband, Jaime Morris; step-son Frank Head, his wife Tammy Head, step-daughter Virginia Towalski, her husband Craig and grandchildren Brande’, Justin and Sandra and his many nieces and nephews around the country.
Jack is returning to the mountains of Virginia where he’ll be laid to rest at
Lee Memorial Gardens, Pennington Gap, VA
With Military Honors