Graveside Services and Military Honors will be held, 2:30 pm, Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Willamette National Cemetery [for] 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, Indiana to Harry Francis and Gertrude (Reed) Carroll. Bill served with the Marine Corps during WWII enlisting in 1942 and volunteered with the Marine Raiders (Carlson’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 November 28, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio. From this union they have four children. Bill work for over 40 years, 1949 – 1989, in the transportation industry serving as CEO, President and VP of Operations for several businesses. They lived in the Terre Haute, IN area for 30 years. After retirement Bill and Anna moved to Florence, OR in 1989.
Bill is survived by his children; Nancy Carroll of Portland, Oregon, Dan & Kathy Carroll of Portland, Oregon, Kevin & Jnana Carroll of Florence, Oregon Tim & Elizabeth Carroll of Nashville, Tennessee, grandchildren; Tanika Arnold and Sam, Brian, Grant, Lori & Luke Carroll and four great-grandchildren.
Rose City Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.