Carroll died surrounded by family at his home in Hull, Ga on March 25, 2023 and his wishes were to be cremated and ashes scattered across the Smoky Mountains a place him and his wife loved.
Carroll was born in Delhi, Ga to Mr. Lannie & Clara Rhodes Blackmon. After graduating high school he attended West Ga. Military College for a year because his father said “I’m not paying for UGA unless you can prove to me you are ready for college.” After the year at West Ga where he got many demerits, he then transferred to University of Ga and graduated with a degree in Business/Finance. With a desire to try something new he enlisted into the Airforce and became a fighter pilot and eventually a trainer. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain and began and ended his 44 year career with General Electric holding many different positions throughout his career culminating in becoming Vice President of GE Capital a position he held till his retirement in 2005.
Carroll was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish, hunt, and on occasion bear hunt. Carroll and his wife enjoyed traveling throughout the world and eventually made their forever home in Hull, Ga near his alma mater UGA and close to his birth home.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years Barbara Overton Blackmon, his son Eric S. Blackmon, (Cassie) and his grandson and namesake Christian Lansing Blackmon and niece Luanne Cooley and great nieces Kim and Kristy Gaster. He was preceded in death by his parents, his Sister Mildred Cooley and Niece Faye Gaster.
The family requests in lieu of flowers a donation made in his name to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta whom he credits for taking such great care of his grandson.
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