Mr. Larry Thomas Carroll, age 72, of Olive Hill, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 13, 2016, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
He was born May 28, 1944, at Grahn, to the late Dennis and Ida Middleton Carroll.
Larry was a retired art teacher at Olive Hill High School and West Carter High School, being the first full time art teacher at Olive Hill touching the lives of hundreds of students. He was the founder and president of Rattlesnake Ridge Community Development Club for 39 years and the co-founder and commissioner of the Rattlesnake Ridge Water District, now serving over 4,000 customers. Larry served as a member of Grahn School Community Center Board of Directors and the Carter County Extension Council and District Extension Council. He was a coordinator for the Northeast Area Development Council for design and painting of murals for the city of Olive Hill and Grayson Veteran Park. Larry owned Flashback Framing Gallery providing prints from his original paintings. He participated in "My Old Kentucky Tree" project at the Kentucky State Capitol in 2005, with original Christmas ornament of Matthew Sellers airplane.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Johnie Carroll; one sister, Essie Mullins; and three infant siblings.
Larry is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carolyn Taylor Carroll; two sons, Mark (Kim) Carroll of Greenup, and Darren (Vicki) Carroll of Olive Hill; one daughter, Lea Adams of Harmony, North Carolina; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; three brothers, Lewis Carroll and Marvin Carroll, both of Grahn, and James Leslie (Alfreda) Carroll of Olive Hill; and one sister, Louise Stevens of Hurricane, West Virginia. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at West Carter High School Gymnasium in Olive Hill, with his Nephew Bennie Carroll, Nephew Jeff Carroll, and Brother James Leslie Carroll officiating. Burial will follow in the Larry Carroll Memorial Cemetery on Fox Hunters Road - Rattlesnake Ridge in Olive Hill.
Friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, and until the service hour on Sunday at West Carter High School Gymnasium in Olive Hill.
Mark Carroll, Darren Carroll, Michael Carroll, Robbie Cox, Van Stevens, and Bart Stevens will serve as pallbearers. Lewis Carroll, Marvin Carroll, Larry Taylor, Bill Gilbert, Ben Harmon, Gary Jones and Leroy Stone will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Larry Carroll Memorial Cemetery, 463 Fox Hunters Road, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.
Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill, is caring for all arrangements for Mr. Larry Carroll.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.globefc.com.
Published on October 14, 2016