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Saturday, February 11, 2023
1:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)
Fain Everett Carroll, Jr. passed away on February 7, 2023, his 91st birthday, at his home in Mexia. Visitation with the family will be 1:00-2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Ronnie Dabney officiating. Interment will follow in the Wortham Cemetery. Randy Slater, Bobby Carroll, Josh Carroll, Joseph Carroll, Colton Clark, and James Trantham will serve as pallbearers.
Fain was born February 7, 1932 in Dawson, Texas to Fain Everett Carroll, Sr. and Janie Belle (Young) Carroll. He grew up in Dawson and Wortham, graduating from Wortham High School. Fain, later, settled in Mexia, where he married Georgia Dabney and, thus, began their life journey together. However, the love story between them that led up to their marriage was amazing. It may not have happened, had Georgia not ask him for a ride home one evening and instead of waiting for him to get the nerve to ask her out. After that they began dating and eventually received a proposal, in addition to a box of crackerjacks (something they always enjoyed sharing together), but the prize in this box happened to be an engagement ring. They married on December 23, 1953 in Waco surrounded by beautiful Christmas decorations, reminding them of their Lord and Savior and the love God has for all His children.
Fain, known by many as “Junior”, was a very shy, a hardworking provider, devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend. Even as a young man, he was devoted to earning money to care for, both, his parents and his family. When his father was unable to work and his mother was ill, he helped by providing them with food, clothing, and shelter. He loved his parents and siblings with every part of his soul, and did, as long as he lived.
Fain worked for many years as a heavy equipment operator for Joe Allen, Tony Adams, RB Butler, Zachery and many others. Later, he went to work at the Mexia State School in the maintenance department, retiring after 20 years of service. He wasn’t one to be idle, so due to his vast knowledge of many different things, he kept busy, especially, gardening. He had a “green thumb”.
Fain was a simple man who enjoyed a simple life. His life revolved around his love for God, family, friends, and helping others.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fain and Janie Belle Carroll; son, Robert Lee Carroll; triplet granddaughters, Holly, Rachel and Nicole Carroll; cousin, Clifton Carroll; and many other loved ones.
Fain is survived by his wife of 70 years, Georgia Carroll; sons, Paul Carroll and wife, Millie and John Carroll all of Mexia; daughters, Debbie Clawson of Jacksonville, AR, Carla Teer and husband, Rick of Mexia, and Karen Jureczki and husband, Lawrence of Johnson City, TX; daughter-in-law, Kathy Carroll; brother, Milton Carroll and family; sister, Jodelle Trantham; and family; Betty Funderburk and family all of Mexia; 35 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.