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Funeral services for Roland “Ray” Carroll, age 87 years, 1 month and 17 days, a longtime Atoka resident, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at Brown’s Funeral Service Chapel, in Atoka, with Brother Wendell Ingram and Brother Calvin Carroll officiating.
Interment was in Wards Chapel Cemetery, at Atoka.
Services were under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service, in Atoka.
Carroll passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at Sherman, Texas.
He was born on Monday, December 11, 1933, to Oran Ray and Ethel Sue (Foreman) Carroll, at Boswell. Carroll was raised in the Soper area, then lived a few years in the Choctaw area, then moved to Atoka in 1972.
Carroll attended Soper Public Schools and graduated from Choctaw High School.
He married Marlene June (Hartman) on Saturday, September 1, 1951, at Midwest City. They celebrated 69 years of marriage before his passing.
Carroll worked in the oil field for 3-4 years, worked for Continental Baking Co., in the shipping department for 17 years, worked at Tinker Air Force Base for 8 years, was a rural mail carrier over 20 years, and moved to Atoka and bought a ranch and was a rancher.
He was a longtime member of the Penn and A Church of Christ. Carroll served on the Atoka County Soil Conservation Board, where he was chairman; a volunteer fireman with the Wards Chapel Fire Department; member of the National Rifle Association, loved to work and tend his cows, being outdoors, haul hay and was an avid ping pong player at Tinker Air Force Base.
Survivors include his wife, Marlene June Carroll of the home, in Atoka; children, Raylene Buren and husband, Steve, of Piedmont; Glenn Carroll and wife, Connie, of Atoka; Malinda Calvert and husband, Robert, of Atoka; Marleta Hardman and husband, Dan, of Atoka; grandchildren, Steven Arp of Atoka; Malissa Wilson and husband, Anthony, of Atoka; Raygan Calvert and special friend, Ashley, of Atoka; Mindy Cochran and husband, Clay, of Newcastle; Maygan Butler and husband, Stacy, of Atoka; Walker Carroll and wife, Mindy, of Atoka; Amy Bolin and husband, Brandon, of Atoka; Amanda Sattre and husband, William, of Piedmont; Calvin Carroll and wife, Kelli, of Atoka; Cindy Foran and husband, Trevor, of Atoka; Stoni Peck and husband, Bryan, of Atoka; Joseph Carroll of Atoka; Kelly Hardman and wife, Donna, of Atoka; Karl Hardman and wife, Michelle, of Atoka; and Kisa Castleberry and husband, Scott, of Atoka; 30 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; along with other relatives and many dear and loved friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Oran Ray and Ethel Sue (Foreman) Carroll; siblings, Archie Ben Carroll and Sue Hunter.
Pallbearers were great-grandsons, Zachary Ty Calvert, Cade Carroll, Cam Carroll, Bryce Butler, Clancey Foran, Dinney Foran, Cale Peck, Lane Sattre, Mason Cochran, Milo Cochran, Will McCall, Andrew McCall and Wade McCall.
Honorary pallbearers were Randy Joines, Jerry Cartwright, Brett Bradford, Dan Hardman, Russell Fugate, and great-granddaughters, Cassandra Gregory, Rachel Wilson, Allyson Butler, Delaney Wilson, Brooklyn Peck, Myranda Sattre, Larae Bolin and Halle Jo Peck.
Family night was held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Friday, January 29, 2021, at Brown’s Funeral Service, in Atoka.
Condolences may be sent to the family by email to: BROWNS@ATOKA.NET. Please reference the name of the deceased in your correspondence.