Richard John CarrollAge 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.

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    Mary Standley Says:

    Kathy and family–Always enjoyed visiting with him. May he rest in peace. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you !!

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    David Christensen Says:

    From the time I married his sister Elizabeth, Dick treated me as a member of the family. We had many occasions to get together, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Whether our discussions covered military service, politics, current events, or local issues, he was a delightful and well informed participant. Always positive, friendly and outgoing, Dick had a true gift for putting people at ease. He was a model son, brother, brother-in-law, father, uncle and friend. He will be truly missed by all of us who knew him. We know he now rests n Jesus’ care.

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    Beth Rouster Thomas Says:

    Dick Carroll was a friend of our family for almost 50 years. We met the Carrolls at little league in 1966. My Mom and I played cards for 30 years with Sally and Crissa. Dick was always willing to give a helping hand with whatever needed to be done. Hospitality was definately in his blood. He helped me at the Civic Center in 1984 when I took my nursing boards and in Midland when I stayed at his hotel. He was well read and really explained history when we met up at our biannual card games. I miss those times and I know he is at peace now with Sally and Crissa. God Bless you Dick Carroll

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