Donald Carroll

Donald Carroll passed away peacefully at his home on Friday June 28, 2024.  He was born                 October 1, 1941, to Naomi Belle Carroll in Stratford, Oklahoma.  
He grew up in Flomont and Quitaque, Texas and moved to Tulia where he started farming and ranching and met and married the love of his life Shirley Shaw Carroll on July 10,1964. Together they had 2 daughters, and each had 1 daughter from previous marriages.
Don loved playing music, he couldn’t read the music, but taught himself how to play just by listening to others. He played the guitar, harmonica and the banjo. Don and Shirley could be found anywhere music was playing as they loved to dance or cruising the dirt roads, fishing or playing cards. Don could often be spotted driving around town drinking his coffee in the early morning hours waiting to catch the sun coming up. Don adopted everyone of Kerrie’s friends as his own. He loved being around his family as much as he could and was fiercely protective of them.
Donald was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Carroll, his daughter Donna Carroll, and great- grandson Donald.
He is survived by his daughters Kerrie Carroll and husband Heath Knutson of Tulia, Connie Carroll of Amarillo, Susan Freeman and husband Corrin of Tulia; grandsons, Kevin Johnson of Kress, Jadin Knutson and wife Kate of Jamestown Tennessee, Bradin Knutson of Tulia, Brandon Wright of Tulia, James Freeman and Marty Freeman of St. Louis, Missouri; granddaughters, Amanda Reeves of Amarillo, Kimberley Reeves of Amarillo, Katie Reeves of Lubbock, and Crystal Dawn Benge; grandsons, Greg King of Amarillo and Chance King, 15 great-grandkids and soon to be 16.  He is also survived by his brother Clay Carroll of Wink, Texas, Kathy Johnston of Brownfield, Texas, Christina Carroll of Denison, Texas, Nita Ewing of Greeley, Colorado, numerous nieces, nephews, and adopted daughters whom he dearly loved. 
A Memorial Service honoring Donald’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at Tulia First Assembly of God Church, 325 S. Austin Ave., Tulia, Texas.



  1. Aleta Sperry

    I went to school with Donald and his younger brother. I remember him well. When I lived in Tulsa my father took care of the lake. Donald taught me how to water ski. I will never forget his kindness and know as his family you are going to miss him very much. I am so sorry for your loss but know he left you many good memories. May the days ahead bring you comfort knowing that Donald is in Gods loving arms.

  2. James and Pat Sanders

    We are so sorry for your loss. Don was a super good guy.

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