Mr. Donald Lee “Donnie” Carroll, age 72, of Grahn, Kentucky passed away Saturday evening, September 4, 2021 at Kingsbrook Lifecare Center in Ashland, Kentucky.
He was born on Saturday, March 19, 1949 in Boyd County, Kentucky, a son of the late Everett “Kenneth”
Carroll Sr. and Althea Wilburn Houston.
Donnie was a member and baptized in Friendship Old Regular Baptist Church, where he was very strong in his faith and everyone knew it. Donnie loved attending church meetings, but in later years he looked forward to having services in his home among his church family and friends. He was a proud ambassador for Globe Funeral Chapel since 1979, keeping up with local obituaries was just one of his things. Donnie was a Kentucky Colonel, he was known as the “ Mayor of Grahn” where he lived all his life and knew everyone. Donnie started everyday by drinking his coffee and talking on the telephone to all his family and friends, most often starting with his brother, Pat. He enjoyed sitting on his front porch, but mostly keeping up with current events. Donnie will be missed by all, he touched so many lives, and those memories will always be cherished and never forgotten.
In addition to his parents, Donnie was preceded in death by his step-mother, Fredia Jordan Carroll; and two brothers, Ronald D. Carroll (Donnie’s twin) and Everett “Junie” Carroll.
Donnie is survived by one brother, Stephen Wayne “Pat” Carroll (Shirley) of Ashland, Kentucky; two sisters, Frances Reddicks (Chris) of Daytona, Florida; and Vickie McKinny (Richard) of Ashland, Kentucky; one sister-in-law Sheila Carroll of Olive Hill, Kentucky; two nephews, Stephen Carroll II. (Julie) of Ashland, Kentucky; and Steve Carroll (Mary) of Olive Hill, Kentucky; two nieces, Stephanie Shafer (Duane) of Fidley, Ohio; and Kim Edison (Tae) of Olive Hill, Kentucky; a special friend whom Donnie thought of as his own, Nathan Eldridge (Danni) of Olive Hill, Kentucky. He leaves behind many great nieces and great nephews, and other family members and friends who will sadly mourn his passing.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 10, 2021 at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky with Elder Gary Adkins, Elder Gary Blevins, and Elder Curt Segraves officiating. Interment will follow in the Carroll Cemetery on Rattlesnake Ridge in Carter County, Kentucky.
Friends may visit 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, September 9, 2021 and after 9 a.m. on Friday until the service hour, 17277 West Highway US 60, Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive hill, Kentucky.
Stephen Carroll II., Steve Carroll, Little Steve Carroll, Nathan Eldridge, Mike Bailey, Harley Bailey, Grayden Shafer and Todd Humphries will serve as pallbearers.
Ollie Boggs, Tyler Eldridge, Jeff Eldridge, Sod Buster Roe and William Waddell will serve as honorary pallbearers.