ROBERT L. "BOB" CARROLL, 77, passed away peacefully
on March 7, 2008, with interment at Merriman Cemetery
near Ranger, TX.
Bob was born in Ranger in 1930 and spent most of his
life in and around Eastland. He attended Ranger High
School in the Class of 1947. He started working when
he was 15 and continued until just days before his
death. He and his late wife Lucille Carroll formed
B C Construction Company in 1957. He was an icon in
the construction business & volunteered his equipment
and materials to many local projects in and around
Eastland. Other aspects of his business included rock
mining, highway construction, concrete work & trucking.
Bob's most honorable trait was his generosity - to not
only family members, but everyone fortunate enough to
touch his life. He also enjoyed fishing and ranching.
Bob was preceded in death by Lucille Walton Carroll,
his loving wife of 57 years; his parents, Robert and
Maude Carroll; and a brother, Ron Carroll (RHS-1954).
He is survived by: his two daughters, Sherry & husband
Jim Green, and Judy and husband Charles Orms (RHS-1968);
grandsons, Bryan Orms and wife Angie, Brandon Orms and
wife Keri, Russell Orms and wife Heather, and Justin
Green; granddaughter, Kristin and husband Scott McKay;
four great-granddaughters, Ashlyn Orms, Holland Orms,
Abigail and Avery McKay; and two great-grandsons,
Austin and Andrew Orms.
Also surviving Bob are his two sisters, Hazel Gourley
(RHS-1948) and Helen Frank (RHS-1957) and husband Ralph