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Fain Everett Carroll

Fain Everett Carroll Jr. passed away on Feb. 7, 2023, his 91st birthday, at his home in Mexia. Visitation with the family will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 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 Feb. 7, 1932, in Dawson 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 that led up to their marriage was amazing. It may not have happened had Georgia not asked him for a ride home one evening instead of waiting for him to get the nerve to ask her out. After that, they began dating and eventually received a proposal and a box of crackerjacks (something they always enjoyed sharing). However, the prize in this box was an engagement ring. They married on Dec. 23, 1953, in Waco, surrounded by beautiful Christmas decorations, reminding them of their Lord and Savior and God’s love for all His children.

Fain, known by many as “Junior,” was a very shy, 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 his parents and 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; 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; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Please visit www.blairstubbs. com to leave the family a condolence message or sign the guestbook.



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