Cecil H. Carroll Jr., 77, of Clifton passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020 at his home. He was born on January 28, 1943 in Allerton, IL, the son of Rev. Cecil Hickman Sr. and Audrey (Richey) Carroll and they preceded him in death.
He married Sharon Holtman in Chrisman on December 28, 1968 and she survives. He is also survived by one daughter, Christel Helene (Reuben) Seelund of Auburn; one son, Cecil H. Carroll III of Clifton; four siblings, Norman (Mary) Carroll of Gainesville, GA, Norma (Dick) Krohe of Industry, Mary Gleckler of Iowa, and Barbara Carroll of Charleston, SC; five grandchildren, Ariel, Jeanette, Jordan, Mattson, and Joseph; and one great-grandchild, Kaleb.
Mr. Carroll was a member of Church of the Nazarene and the Ashkum United Methodist Church. He retired from the U.S. Army where he served 28 years, which included service during the Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Iraq wars. Also, during those years, he served as Infantry Quartermaster, Company Commander of a Field Staff Unit, Headquarters Army General Staff Pentagon, and Headquarters Secretary of Defense staff.
Private funeral services will be held on Monday, December 21, 2020 at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton. Graveside services will follow at Clifton Cemetery with Dr. Marvin Jones officiating and graveside military rites by Central VFW Post #2131.
Mr. Carroll was a wonderful husband to his wife of almost 52 years, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
A scripture that was important from Cecil to you was Isaiah 40:31 – “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint”.
Everyone should know that Cecil enjoyed having his butter pecan ice cream with all of you.
Memorials may be made to Olivet Nazarene University Music Dept.