Carroll, Herbert James "Red" (October 20, 1912 - August 1, 1968)

Final Rites August 5th for Red


Douglas Budget - August 8, 1968

Final rites for H.J. "Red" Carroll were conducted from Stark's Chapel Monday, Aug. 5, with the Rev. Clyde Thompson of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in Douglas Park Cemetery.

Red passed away in his sleep August 1, from an apparent heart attack.

Born in Lusk October 20, 1912, Herbert James Carroll, known to everyone as Red, was the son of James and Mary Barnes Carroll. He had lived in Douglas for 25 years, and was a member of the Moose Lodge. He was united in marriage with Jean Kinsey May 13, 1945.

When he first came to Douglas he owned and operated a saddlery and shoe shop on the north side of Center Street, later moving across the street to the present location of Red's Cowboy Shop in the building owned by him and his good friend, Frosty Vroman, who operated an adjoining barber shop. He expanded his leather and shoe shop to include a good line of men's and women's Western wear.

Survivors include his wife, Jean; his mother, Mary Carroll, Douglas; a brother, David E. Carroll, Tucson, Ari.; a sister, Marguerite Backer, Tucson; four nieces and three nephews.

Pallbearers were Les Miskimins, Bing Barr, Bud Paronto, Joe Carmin, Carroll Ballard, and Herman Wulff.


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