Woodrow Wilson Carroll

Woodrow Wilson Carroll

Birth
Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma, USA
Death
19 Jan 1997 (aged 84)
Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
Burial
Yale, Payne County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID
6358983 View Source

Services for W. W. Carroll
Memorial services were held Wednesday, January 22, at the Bailes Funeral Home in Drumright for Woodrow Wilson Carroll, born November 30, 1912. Mr. Carroll died Sunday, January 19, at the age of 84.

His father, Ham Carroll, moved his family to a farm northeast of Drumright about 1905. Woodrow was the last surviving of thirteen children. Mr. Carroll attended Tiger School, two miles north of Drumright.

He served his country in World War II as a member of the 137th Engineering Combat Battalion. His specialized training kept him from face to face combat. On the Rhine River, in the heat of the final months of the war, the men rested at night in pairs, barricaded in concrete crypts, listening to the sounds of heavy fighting around them. During the day they were busy purifying water from the river for the troops. His battalion received two Battle Stars.

Mr. Carroll worked for the Service Pipeline Company in Drumright for 19 years supporting his family while also caring for a small farm with a good number of livestock. Later he was a trucker, hauling sand and gravel, and has owned a number of fine quarter horses.

He is survived by his six children, Bobby Carroll of Oklahoma City; Phyllis Swart of Tonkawa; Donna Garrett of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; Jim Carroll of Goodlettsville, Tennessee; Jerry Carroll of Bowie, Texas; and Bill Carroll of Drumright. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Burial in Lawson Cemetery, Yale, Oklahoma.

Obituary appeared in Drumright Gusher.

Services for W. W. Carroll
Memorial services were held Wednesday, January 22, at the Bailes Funeral Home in Drumright for Woodrow Wilson Carroll, born November 30, 1912. Mr. Carroll died Sunday, January 19, at the age of 84.

His father, Ham Carroll, moved his family to a farm northeast of Drumright about 1905. Woodrow was the last surviving of thirteen children. Mr. Carroll attended Tiger School, two miles north of Drumright.

He served his country in World War II as a member of the 137th Engineering Combat Battalion. His specialized training kept him from face to face combat. On the Rhine River, in the heat of the final months of the war, the men rested at night in pairs, barricaded in concrete crypts, listening to the sounds of heavy fighting around them. During the day they were busy purifying water from the river for the troops. His battalion received two Battle Stars.

Mr. Carroll worked for the Service Pipeline Company in Drumright for 19 years supporting his family while also caring for a small farm with a good number of livestock. Later he was a trucker, hauling sand and gravel, and has owned a number of fine quarter horses.

He is survived by his six children, Bobby Carroll of Oklahoma City; Phyllis Swart of Tonkawa; Donna Garrett of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; Jim Carroll of Goodlettsville, Tennessee; Jerry Carroll of Bowie, Texas; and Bill Carroll of Drumright. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Burial in Lawson Cemetery, Yale, Oklahoma.

Obituary appeared in Drumright Gusher.



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