News From Terre Haute, Indiana

March 24, 2013

William Francis Carroll


---- — Graveside services and military honors will be held 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Willamette National Cemetery. Bill Carroll who went home to his Savior on Tuesday, March 20, 2013, in Portland. He was 88 years of age. Bill was born on May 23, 1924, at Terre Haute, Ind., to Harry Francis and Gertrude (Reed) Carroll. Bill served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II enlisting in 1942 and volunteered with the Marine Raiders (Carson’s Raiders) later to become the 4th Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division. He participated in the invasions of Bougainville BSI 1943, Guam “44” Okinawa “45” and the initial occupation of Japan “45.” He was wounded twice and received two Purple Hearts for bravery.

He married Anna Grace “Ann” Mengel on Nov. 28, 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio. From this union they have four children. Bill work for over 40 years 1949 to 1989 in the transportation industry serving as CEO, President and VP of Operations for several businesses. They lived in the Terre Haute area for 30 years. After retirement Bill and Anna moved to Florence, Ore., in 1989.

Bill is survived by his children, Nancy Carroll of Portland, Ore., Dan and Kathy Carroll of Portland, Kevin and Jnana Carroll of Florence, and Tim and Elizabeth Carroll of Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Tanika Arnold and Sam, Brian, Grant, Lori and Luke Carroll; and four great-grandchildren.

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