Carroll W. Rees, 82, of Jackson left this earth to meet his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, with his family gathered around him.
He was born Dec. 24, 1933, in Campbell, Missouri, to Elbert L. "Shorty" and Gracie A. Cossey Rees. He and Shelba Jean Ham were married Oct. 11, 1952, in Pocahontas, Arkansas. They had been married 59 years when Shelba passed away Oct. 20, 2011.
Carroll was a graduate of Glennonville High School in Glennonville, Missouri. After he and Shelba were married, they ran a sawmill near Qulin, Missouri. They moved to Jackson in the late 1950s. Carroll worked hard to support his family. He was employed briefly at the former International Shoe Co. factory in Jackson, then worked as a painter for the Jackson School District and Seabaugh Construction and retired in the early 1990s.
Carroll and Shelba were charter members of the former Shepherd Baptist Church at Neelys Landing. He loved country music and was an avid outdoorsman. In his book, any day was productive as long as it included hunting or fishing.
Loving survivors include four children, Barbara (Jim) Palmer of Rolla, Missouri, and Debbie (Tom) Sewing, Mark (Rita) Rees and Sandy (Dwight) Eisenbeis, all of Jackson; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Donald (Juanita) Rees of Jackson.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a stillborn granddaughter; two brothers, Raymond and Bobby Rees; and a stillborn sister.
Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to service time Saturday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jim Matthews officiating. Interment will be in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Southeast Hospice or Cape County Cowboy Church.
Sympathy messages may be sent to the family online at www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.