Gerald Clayton Carroll, age 87, of Elsie, Michigan died Monday, April 4, 2011 at Clinton Memorial Hospital, St. Johns, Michigan.
Funeral Services will be held at the Elsie United Methodist Church, Elsie, Michigan on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 11:00 A.M., Pastor Edwin Snook will officiate. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Elsie, Michigan.
Jerry was born in St. Johns, Michigan on December 22, 1923, the son of James Clayton and Edna (Brewbaker) Carroll. He was a 1941 graduate of Elsie High School. On January 31, 1943, Jerry married the love of his life Juanita M. McCullough in Elsie, Michigan. They have been married 68 years.
Jerry served in the U.S. Army in WW II, and he was a member of Merrill's Marauders, 475th Infantry, Mars Task Force. Jerry was the oldest of 10 children. He started milking cows at the age of 8 years old and was driving a team of horses at the age of 12. He worked for MMPA in Ovid, Michigan, as a Laboratory Supervisor retiring on December 31, 1988 after 43 years of service.
Jerry was a member of the Elsie American Legion Post #502, Elsie Lions Club, Merrill's Marauders Assoc., Inc. He was also a member of Elsie United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, 2 daughters, 1 son, MI, 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 1 brother, 4 sisters, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his step-father, grandson Wayne Webster, 4 brothers, and a brother-in-law.
Memorials may be made to Elsie United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie Chapel Elsie, Michigan.
Juanita May McCullough Carroll
1925–2016 (m. 1943)
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