|James Melvin "Jim" Carroll|
|Birth: ||Jul. 24, 1945|
|Death: ||Apr. 24, 2014|
James Melvin Carroll, 68, died April 24, 2014 in Marietta, Georgia after a long, courageous battle with a serious illness. He was born July 24, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia, to Marshall and Dorothy Carroll.
During his childhood, his family moved frequently and Jim attended 33 different schools before graduating from Blacksburg High School in Blacksburg, Virginia in 1964. After high school, Jim joined the Army National Guard and served as a Sharp-Shooter before attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He returned to Marietta, Georgia where he married Melanie Hamilton July 19, 1970. Jim and Melanie went on to have three children Jamie, Edward, and Suzanne who all reside in Marietta.
Jim was a long time business owner who began his career with Builders Diversified, a family owned construction business which built churches in the metro area. They went on to form Carroll & Sons Construction and continued commercial building in Atlanta. In 1981, Jim founded Georgia Mountain Water with his brothers Tommy and Steve. As Georgia Mountain Water continued to grow, Jim was named Entrepreneur of the Year and Georgia Mountain Water was named Business of the Year by Cobb Chamber of Commerce.
Jim was very involved in his community as a Scoutmaster of Troop 750, a Leadership Cobb graduate, and an Honorary Commander. He was a member of Piedmont Baptist Church before moving his membership to Sandy Plains Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife Melanie Carroll of Marietta; sons Jamie and Edward (Sinwua) both of Marietta; daughter Suzanne Carroll of Marietta; granddaughter Maylu; sisters Marsha Flanigan of Athens, Tennessee, Pat Young and Gail Johnson of Blue Ridge, Georgia; brothers Tommy Carroll of Blue Ridge, Georgia, Steve Carroll of Kennesaw, Georgia, and Jeff Straub of Minnesota; as well as many nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Marshall and Dorothy Carroll and his brother David Carroll.
Funeral Service was at Sandy Plains Baptist Church, Marietta, Georgia. The interment was at Kennesaw Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jimís memory to the American Heart Association: http://honor.americanheart.org/goto/JimCarroll
Marshall Melvin Carroll (1920 - 1988)
Dorothy Yancey Carroll (1923 - 2006)
Kennesaw Memorial Park
Created by: F Chambers
Record added: Apr 26, 2014
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