Tommy Roe Carroll
Tommy Roe Carroll, 69, of Orange passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange with the Rev. Tom Phelan officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange.
Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, with a wake service held at 6:30 p.m.
Tommy was born in Gatesville, on May 15, 1943, and grew up in Orange. He graduated from Little Cypress High School, attended Lamar University and was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange. Tommy suffered for many years from Parkinson’s disease. Although it limited his abilities, he never complained.
He was a structural draftsman. After retirement, he enjoyed working with the tools in his shop, drawing house plans, watching sporting events, and traveling. He was a very kind and caring person who loved spending time with his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Richard Gerald Carroll, mother Clarice Johnson Carroll, father William Woodrow Carroll, son-in-law Jesse Charles “Chuck” McLain, Jr., and father-in-law Cecil E. Bates.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 45 years, Olga Bates Carroll; one daughter Stephanie Carroll McLainl two granddaughters, Chelsea Marie McLain and Jessica Leigh McLain, all of Orange; brother Gary Carroll of Sugar Land; two sisters Wanda Potter and husband John, Shari Barnwell and husband James Lee, all of Orange; mother-in-law Jeannette Bates of Orange; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Serving as Pallbearers will be John Potter, Scott Potter, Craig Potter, James Barnwell, Bradley Barnwell, Brett Blackmon, Don Head and Gerad Head.