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Clarence Edward Carroll, 84, St. Inigoes
Clarence Edward Carroll, 84, of St. Inigoes died April 23, 2012, at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.
Born March 20, 1928, he was the son of the late Anna Lucille and the late George Samuel Carroll of St. Inigoes.
He was affectionately known as E.D. He attended school in St Mary’s County until he joined the U.S. Army in 1948; he served until 1952. During his tour, he received the Service Medal with three stars, the United Nations Service Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge. After completing his tour of duty in the U.S. Army, he returned to Beachville where he met Mary Estelle Johnson in 1954. They were married Oct. 21, 1956.
He worked at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station for 32 years, until he retired in June 1992. He took great pride in his work and received numerous awards for his outstanding service. He was a lifelong member of St. Peter Claver Church and a member of the Knights of St. Jerome in St. Inigoes. He enjoyed boating, gardening, grooming his lawn and polishing his cars. He took great pride in his appearance, sporting hats, silk socks and Stacy Adams shoes.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Grandville “Stick” Carroll; grandson, Anthony Bryant Sr., whom he raised; and great-grandson, Demario Bryant.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Estelle Carroll; children, Shirley Johnson and her husband, Rubin and George Holly and his wife, Darlene; sisters, Bertille Bryan, Dorothy Barnes and Geraldine Carroll; brothers, George Bernard “Tony” and Gene Carroll; granddaughters, Tameika and Tiffanie Holly; great-granddaughter, Laprea Bryant; great-grandson, Anthony “A.J.” Bryant Jr.; granddaughter-in-law, Deidre Bryant; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. April 27 at St. Peter Claver Church, St. Inigoes. Burial will take place at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham.
Arrangements are being handled by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, Mechanicsville.