Age 81, of Holt, MI, passed away September 13, 2014. He was born December 21, 1932, in Norwood, OH, to James and Lillian Carroll. Richard was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1952-56. He graduated from MSU and had a long career in the Hospitality/Restaurant industry, including executive director of the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau for 20 years, retiring in 1990.
Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Sally in 2009; daughter, Patricia Carroll in 2014; and brother, Melvin Carroll in 2003. Surviving are: daughter, Kathy (Tim) Hall; sons, George (Patricia Kolodziej) Carroll and Doug (Judy) Carroll; grandchildren, Ben, Shawn, Megan, Jennifer, Alex, and Andrew; great-grandchildren, Anastasia and Maleah; sister, Elizabeth (David) Christiansen; nephew, Niels Christiansen; and niece, Venessa Wrye.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, with interment to follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, and one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Diabetes Association.