Thomas Louis Carroll, Beloved Husband, Father & Marine, passed away on September 3, 2022 at the age of 70 surrounded by his loving family. Thomas “Tommy” was known for his blunt humor and sharp tongue. He always had a way of making a quick joke as he entered a room, with his cooler in tow and a smile that could only be described as “devilish”.
Following Tommy's two years serving in the United States Marine Corps, he settled in the Chicagoland area with his high school sweetheart and now wife Maureen (Maxham) of 52 years. After his 40+ years as a professional truck driver, he retired in his home town of Biloxi Mississippi, where he spent the last 28 years enjoying what he loved best; spending summer days boating, piddling around the garage with his newest “race car”, and of course….watching the weather channel. The simple pleasures in life brought great joy to Tommy. He loved time with friends and family while enjoying a cold Coors Original, ideally watching the races.
Tommy is proceeded in death by parents James Elisha “Pete” Carroll, Maggie Garlotte Carroll Sisters: Edith (William) Edelman, Mildred (Bill) Perry, Vivian (Frank) Schuehle, Thelma (Mark) Roberts and Viola Cotrell. Tommy is survived by his dedicated wife Maureen, his daughters Kerie (Michael) Whitaker and Kathy (Brian) Grskovich, as well as his treasured grandchildren Danielle (Jonathan) Watters, Randi, Trevino, Thomas, Morgan, adored great grandson Jensen & great granddaughter to be, as well as many nieces and nephews and numerous extended family. It is with great sadness we say goodbye, but we will carry your memory as far as the fiercest storms allow.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the Chicagoland area for immediate family on Wednesday, September 7th and in Biloxi, MS while enjoying Crusin' the Coast for the entire weekend of October 7th.
+JMJ+ So sorry to hear about your loss Maureen. Ran across the Notice when looking for Johnny Neitzke's death notice (he died 9/18/22). Wish we heard about the Chicago Celebration earlier. We will keep him in our prayers. -Mr. & Mrs. Larry and Beth Roland