Tom Carroll

September 06, 1944 ‒ November 29, 2019

Bellville, Ohio

Thomas Adam Carroll, Jr., 75, of Bellville, passed away at OhioHealth Riverside on November 29 with numerous family and friends surrounding him in love after a sudden illness.

Tom was born on September 6, 1944, in Sidney, Ohio and was the son of Thomas, Sr. and Wathena Ann (Swank) Carroll. While showing hogs at the county fair, a beautiful young lady named Mary Lou O’Diam caught his eye and after 4 years of dating, the pair married on September 10, 1966, in Pleasant Hill.

After graduating from Covington High School, Tom served in the US Air Force and spent most of his enlisted time in Germany and California. Tom was a farmer and loved caring for his animals and his crops. In addition to farming, he spent many years in the world of business, including numerous years with Chemlawn Corporation (now TruGreen) providing lawn care to customers and then moving into management for several years before retiring to his beloved farm.

Running was always close to his heart from high school into his adult years. Football, track, and cross country were his favorites in high school and throughout his adult years, he participated in numerous marathons and mini-marathons. Tom was a fanatic fan of football especially OSU. He was a proud member of the NRA and New Life Church of Christ in Bellville. Tom put his family first and he attended as many of his grandkids’ activities as possible.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Mary Carroll of Bellville; daughter Patricia (Dave) Fackler; son Ken Carroll; daughter-in-law Karen Urschel Carroll; grandchildren Walker (Taylor) Fackler, Morgan Fackler, Riley Fackler, Garrett Carroll, and Brayden Carroll; siblings Keytha Rouse, Gil (Jane) Carroll, and Connie (Terry) Updike; special family friends Sam Oliver, Ali Maynard, and John Kuelling; along with a host of lifelong friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents Tom & Wathena Carroll.

His family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 pm Wednesday, December 4, 2019, in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home (81 Mill Road).  A memorial service honoring his life will be held at 11 am Thursday at New Life Church of Christ (195 W Durbin Ave in Bellville) officiated by Pastor Steve Kistler with military honors performed by American Legion Post #535 of Bellville. His final resting place will be in Bellville Cemetery at a later date. Those who come to the visitation or memorial are invited to wear Ohio State apparel in Tom’s memory.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Mohican School of the Out-of-Doors, New Life Church of Christ, or the American Red Cross may be brought to his services or sent to the funeral home (PO Box 3085, Mansfield OH 44904).

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  • I am so sorry to hear this. My prayers and love go out to his family as they struggle through this loss.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray that God will wrap his arms around you and comfort you during this time. Take comfort in the many wonderful memories you have.

  • Mary and family – We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God begin to fill the emptiness in your heart with happy memories.

  • My sympathies to Mary Lou and her family. I just lost my husband in October. I remember the O’Diam family from Pleasant Hill when I was a young child.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. I’m praying that the Holy Spirit will comfort you and strengthen you during this rough time and the coming months and years. Remember the many blessed times with him throughout the years…

  • Patty and all the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow. There are no words we can say to make things easier or better so please just know you all are in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort in the Lord’s hands.

  • Mary, I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Enjoyed the times together at ChemLawn.

  • To all the Carroll family and friends, Dave and I are so sorry for your loss. Tom was such a kind, hard working man that will surely be missed by all. May we offer our condolences and keep you in our prayers. Cherish the memories in the days ahead and God lay his hands on your healing hearts

  • Mrs. Carroll,
    You and Tom have always been around whether it was school, my brother’s favorite teacher or some of my favorite customers at the Apple Pie Inn. I am so sorry for you and your family’s loss.

  • Uncle Tom you were the best friend and you I love to come to your farm for family outings and also go mushroom hunting and I appreciate everything that you ever did to except me as your nephew in arms of an angel you are I love and miss you dearly

  • I am sorry for your loss and will be praying for you. May the Lord surround you with peace and comfort during this difficult time.
    Mary Moran Roush Family

  • Dear Carroll Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Tom was an amazing man and will be sorely missed. Our hearts go out to your family during this sad time. May you find peace and comfort that Tom is in the arms of our Lord now.

    The Tokar Family

  • Tom,
    When I think of all the so called “Good Men” of the world, then consider your life to be the standard, I realize the term is over used for you are one of the truly “Good Men” of the world. First and foremost was your solid Christian testimony that never wavered. It inspired me. The courage and calmness with which you faced your cancer and always told me, “God’s in control, I have been blessed and I know where I am going” amazed me. I can’t thank you enough for the many good conversations we had standing out in your drive-way, the years you let me hunt on the farm, use the Gator to retrieve my Woodland Cattle and the numerous pigs my family has enjoyed for a payment to be made later. You are a true friend who is going to be missed. But we love Mary too and a little of you lives on in her b/c you two were truly “One flesh”. We will always love our “Tom and Mary”. I love you brother. I am going to miss you deeply as will the entire Dettmer family.

    May you rest in the presence of our Lord,

  • Dear Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and you family during this hard time. Remember the good things and he will always be there to bring a smile to your face and a warmth in your heart.

  • I am so sorry for your the loss of your loved one. May you receive, for the many days to come, support and love from friends and family.
    I pray for God’s mighty provisions to be bestowed upon each one of Tom’s family members and friends daily.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, Mary. I too remember the Odiam family from P. Hill. Janet was my classmate. Love and hugs during this difficult time from Linda and Wealtha Landis.

  • Mary Lou and Family,
    So sorry to read of Tom’s passing. I graduated with Tom and so enjoyed talking with both of you at our 50th class reunion. Wishing you God’s peace and comfort.
    Most sincerely,
    Marjorie Mutzner

  • Keytha,
    I’m so sorry for the loss your family is feeling. Your Mother was a great friend to
    my Mother & myself & you have been a great friend too.
    God will be there for all of you Much love, Shirley Clark

  • Dearest Mary and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Tom was a wonderful man with a big heart. We have many fond memories.
    May our Lord wrap you in His arms and hold you close to His heart and bring you comfort and peace as you walk through this valley.
    Dan & Renee

  • Mary and family, I’m so sorry to hear of this great loss. My prayer is for God to just be near you and give you peace. It’s a hard thing to bear. My deepest sympathy