Leo Carroll

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Leo L. Carroll, 83, of Peoria, Ill., died Saturday, March 25, 2006, at The Manor Nursing Home in Peoria.

He was born Feb. 24, 1923, in Scott City, son of Lee Cox and Viola Ann Tucker Carroll. He and Edna Mae Graham were married Jan. 22, 1945, in Cape Girardeau. She died April 21, 2000.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of a labor union in Peoria. He was a truck driver nine years, then was a construction worker in the Peoria area, retiring in 1986. He was a resident of Creve Coeur, Ill., and the Peoria area after moving from Cape Girardeau in 1968.

He is survived by two sons, Paul Carroll of Hillsboro, Mo., Willard Carroll of Creve Coeur; a daughter, Laura Carroll of Creve Coeur; and seven grandchildren.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Cy Smith officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau.