Richard J. Carroll

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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Beth Rouster Thomas
September 16, 2014 at 9:23 am

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

David Christensen
September 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm

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.

Mary Standley
September 17, 2014 at 10:29 pm

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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