George H. Carroll

June 17, 1937 - October 23, 2021

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George H. Carroll, 84, of Urbana, Ohio passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2021 in Springfield Regional Medical Center.

George was born June 17, 1937 in Springfield, Ohio the son of the late Glenn and Helen (Haworth) Carroll. He proudly served his country in the United States Naval Reserves. George was a professor at Urbana University. He was a man of great integrity. George was a loving and devoted father and husband.

George is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sharon (Mckee) Carroll; daughters, Rachel E. Puglia and Olivia S. Carroll.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Dorothy Brown.

A celebration of life gathering will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, November 14, 2021 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in George's memory to The Champaign County Animal Welfare League, David Robert Wetzell Memorial Clinic, 3858 OH-56, Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044 or to the donor's favorite charity.

Arrangements entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Sally L. Johnson - Nov 15, 2021
Dearest Sherry, George was a prince and Chuck and I admired and respected his personal and professional life. Urbana University was fortunate to have teachers of his quality and his students would agree. Love to you, Rachel and Olivia.
John and patty Harrigan - Nov 3, 2021
Know you are in our prayers. So sorry for your loss.
Pam - Nov 2, 2021
I am so very sorry for your loss. He was a very nice man and a pleasure to take care of. I hope that you know you and your family are in our prayers on 1N. We appreciated all you did for us as well and hope you know how much we cared for you both.
Charles Weiland - Oct 28, 2021
It with much sadness to hear of the passing of George Carroll. As a freshman at Urbana College some 57 years ago, George Carrol was one of those people who came into my life as exactly the right time. He showed confidence in me when very few others did. He was a tremendous motivator and mentor as well as an excellent educator. I can honestly say I doubt I would have accomplished as much as I have in my life nor would I be as happy as I am had it not been for the encouragement, guidance and influence of George Carroll.
Joni Mower - Oct 28, 2021
I had the privilege of working with Olivia Carroll.The very funny, sweet and warm stories about her Dad were THE BEST. His love for his family was wonderful to hear. I aspire to be remembered in the same way by my family.
Linda D Cook - Oct 27, 2021
Sharon, Adrianne just sent me the notice about George. I am sorry for your loss. I sat here thinking about all of the times we spent together when you and George were Adrianne's first babysitter, carpooling to Triad, and remembering the days at Urbana with Larry Bagford, Tony Jones, and Larry Haverkos just to name a few. It brought back memories of drinking tea at your house while the girls played Barbies. You and the girls were so blessed to have George for so many years. I know he dedicated his heart and soul to Urbana College. He will be missed by many Hugs to you and the girls.
Bruce and Jeanie Bradbury - Oct 27, 2021
Sharon we are so saddened for your loss dear and hope you know we are here for you. Although we never knew George we know he was your world. Thinking of you!
Jeff and Kathy Yoder - Oct 27, 2021
Our sincerest condolences. George first touched our lives as Kathy's instructor in American History during her freshman year at Urbana College. It was after her graduation and my return to Urbana University that we became George's colleague. For many years after, we appreciated his dedication to all things Urbana University. His wit, wisdom and years of service are a true legacy for all whose lives he touched. May you find solace in this time of loss knowing that he was treasured by many.
Cheryl (Metz) Paxton - Oct 27, 2021
I am saddened by Mr. Carroll's passing. I was student of his at both Springfield North High School and Urbana University. His wit got me through his classes and his teachings have stayed with me all these years. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Jack Culp - Oct 27, 2021
It is with sadness I learn of the passing of George Caroll. I was fortunate to be his student at Urbana College. I was also fortunate to be his classmate at Ohio State. He was an amazing human being, a Master Teacher, and an outstanding mentor. He always motivated me to give my best. The lessons he taught me will be with me always. Please receive my sympathies.
Vivian B Blevins - Oct 26, 2021
Sharon, you and your daughters were privileged to have George in your life as his marriage to you came at a time when he knew who he was and what it would take to make his life more complete, more meaningful, more joyful. My time at Urbana with him, B. Lee and others was extremely important to my understanding of what a college should be and the myriad voices that were essential to success. His life was so well lived and may he rest in peace as you and your daughters grapple with his loss. My condolences.

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