Ted Carroll

March 19, 2014 • Obituaries

Carroll---CopyFuneral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 21, 2014 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Ted Carroll, age 74, of Roswell who passed away on March 18, 2014. Mike Joy will officiate with interment to follow at South Park Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the Roswell Veterans Honor Guard.

Family will meet and greet friends on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

Ted was born in Elida, New Mexico on October 2, 1939 to Othelo Carroll and Lorena Haleyman. They have preceded him in death as well as two brothers, Everett and Bob Carroll.

Ted was a resident of Roswell, NM for over 50 years. He was a farmer and rancher north of Roswell. Ted was also a truck driver and worked for Roswell Livestock. Ted’s hobbies were raising goats and trading. He was a lifelong Christian.

Ted is survived by the love of his life and home, Johnnie; son: Harlan Carroll and his wife Jaime of Las Vegas, Nevada; two grandchildren: Caitlyn and Tanner Carroll; six stepchildren: Stanley Carroll of West Virginia, Eugene Carroll of Roswell and Roy Carroll of GA, [auth] Holly Hoppes and her husband Mike of Hagerman, NM, Ken Crowell and his wife Amy of Marietta, Georgia, Rebecca Hlad and her husband Mike of Albuquerque and their families; two brothers: Truett Carroll and his wife Regena and Jim Carroll both of La Junta, CO; three sisters: Oneri McCrary of Hobbs, NM, Mary and her husband Dennis Stewart of Ruidoso, NM, and Margaret Carroll Stanley of Garland, TX; nephews and nieces: Bobby Carroll and his wife Carol of Roswell, and David Carroll and his wife Jenny of Chino Valley, AZ; Mark Stewart and his wife Lori of Ruidoso; Kelly Stewart of Albuquerque, Dwight McCrary of Hobbs, Gaylon McCrary and his wife Rita of Austin, TX, Belinda Wink of San Diego, CA., Dick Carroll and his wife Mary of Cheraw, CO., and Alma Beth Case and her husband Dave of La Junta, CO. Last but not least are his furry friends Koko, Maggie and Tippy.

Pallbearers will be Harlan Carroll, Tanner Carroll, Bobby Brewer, David Lopez, Mike Hlad, Mike Hoppes and Bobby Carroll. Honorary Pallbearer will be Carl Durham and Ken Crowell.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association in New Mexico, 5911 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-3432

Four Little Words

Four little words have stuck in my mind

From the time I was just a small child

“There’s a good feller” is what he would say

When he talked of the men he admired

I remember those men he talked about

Sure ‘nuff cowboys, tough, but kind

They said what they meant and meant what they said

These men are getting’ harder to find

“There’s a good feller,” meant he was true to his word

That’s all you expect of a man

You knew for sure he was proud to meet you

By the genuine shake of his hand

“There’s a good feller,” meant you could depend

On this man no matter the task

Never got too tough, too cold, or too late

For his help, all you need do is ask

“There’s a good feller,” meant he had a light hand

Be it with horses or cattle or crew

He spent most of his life learning this cowboy trade

And he’d be honored to teach it to you

“There’ a good feller” meant don’t ask him to do

What ain’t on a true and honest track

He knows it’s easier to keep a good reputation

Than it is to try to build one back

“There’s a good feller,” meant he’s a fair minded man

He helped write cowboy in’s unwritten laws

He won’t ask you to do what he wouldn’t do

Yet knows, at times, the short end you’ll draw

“There’s a good feller,” meant, when he’s down on his luck

He can still hold his head way up high

‘Cause he did his best and gave it his all

He knows with faith and God’s help he’ll get by

“There’s a good feller,” just four little words

And their meaning won’t run all that deep

But when Dad would use ‘em to describe certain men

You knew they were at the top of the heap

“There’s a good feller,” just four little words

But they’ve always been favorites of mine If after my

trails end, my name’s brought up

“There’s a good feller” would suit me just fine

Jay Snider

Condolences may be made online at Arrangements are under the personal directions of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

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