Howard Franklin ‘Tooty’ Carroll, 87, died on October 5, 2021. He was born to Ellis and Ruby Carroll on February 18, 1934 in Pearsall, where he was raised and attended school.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Yvonne Carroll, brother Bill Carroll, daughter Cindy Wallis, son Jim Bob Carroll and nephew Hank Carroll.
Carroll is survived by his sons Joe Carroll and wife Evelyn, Tibby Carroll, Chuck Carroll and wife Clara, daughter Diane Studdard, grandchildren Michael and Dehlia Wallis, Kimberly and Bill Goodge, Chris and Lali Carroll, Jessica and Thomas Flores, Josh Studdard, Chuck and Kristi Carroll, CJ and Rebekah Carroll, Collier and Laura Carroll, Courtney and Kasie Carroll and Michelle and Raul Zertuche, 20 great-grandchildren with another to arrive in December, two great-great grandchildren, “adopted” son Dallas Collins, two long-time loyal employees Frank Aguero and Andres Leija, and his dog T-Bone.
Carroll starred at running back and was a decorated track athlete for the Mavericks and played one season of football for the Longhorns at The University of Texas in Austin. After a short stint in the army and working for CP&L, he spent the rest of his work career as a South Texas farmer. He enjoyed hunting bobcats with his dogs and coaching Little League baseball.
Funeral services were held in Pearsall on Monday, October 11. Pallbearers were his grandsons, Chris Carroll, Michael Wallis, Collier Carroll, CJ Carroll, Chuck Carroll and Josh Studdard. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Miller, Dallas Collins, LeRoy Richardson, Andres Lieja and Frank Aguero.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home.