Ralph Carroll, 95, of Englewood passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Etowah Health Care Center in Etowah. A son of the late Alfred Burns and Elba Doris Patterson Carroll, he was born Nov. 21, 1924 in Tellico Plains and was a resident of Englewood most of his life. He was a well known woodworker, carpenter and construction worker. He thoroughly enjoyed gardening. He loved the great outdoors, especially the Tellico Mountains and the nature and wildlife of East Tennessee. He attended First Baptist Church of Englewood until his health declined and was unable to attend. He was a 60-year-plus member and past master of Englewood Masonic Lodge No. 633, a member and past president of Chilhowee Rod and Gun Club, and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5146 and American Legion Post 68. He was a proud veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army in the Philippines. He was a corporal with the 389th Field Artillery Battalion, 82nd Infantry Division, in the Special Troops Quartermaster Company. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Faye Burger Carroll, on Aug. 2, 2005; two brothers, Bernice Carroll of Englewood, and Frank Carroll of Madisonville; and sister, Louise Stanton of Athens. Survivors include his daughter, Kaye and son-in-law, Steve McCaslin (who seemed like his own son to him), of Englewood; and the pride and joy of his life, his treasured grandchildren, Blake and wife, Julie McCaslin, of Englewood, and Kressa and husband, John Stewart, of Knoxville. Especially close to his heart were his beloved great-grandchildren, Kyndal, Elyse and Cole Stewart, and Adra and Elliott McCaslin. Also surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Sue Carroll of Madisonville; and several nieces and nephews. There was no formal visitation. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, at Sunrise Cemetery in Englewood with Steve McCaslin delivering the eulogy. Honorary pallbearers were Steve McCaslin, Blake McCaslin, John Stewart, Jerry Carroll, David Carroll, Johnny McGrew and Randy Cockrell. The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the administration, nurses and staff of Etowah Health Care Center for the loving care they provided, especially during his final days. Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah was in charge of arrangements. If you were unable to attend, sign the guest registry at www.bordwinefuneralhome.com

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