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Harmon Calvin Carroll

June 26, 1924 ~ December 31, 2021 (age 97)

Obituary

Harmon Calvin Carroll went to be with the Lord December 31, 2021. Preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Reagan Carroll. He is survived by his sons Robert(Ann)Carroll, Albert(Debbie) Carroll and Richard Carroll, his sister Evalyn Combe along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and  nephews.

Born in Florence, Alabama, Harmon moved to Pinellas County, Florida when he was 10 years old.  He worked with his father in an orange grove (now known as Kenneth City) when he wasn’t in school.  The bombing of Pearl Harbor happened Dec 7, 1941. “I was in the mid-term of 11th grade.  I was coming home from a date and heard the news. I quit school, lied about my age, went to win the war in 2-3 months and I stayed in some 4 years.” He joined the Navy, became a gunner. Based on the USS Santee he sailed the South Pacific and China Seas.  It was during this time, a server on his ship, lead him to Christ.  He was involved in 7 major engagements, shot down 3 times and crashed landed another 4.  He was recognized for his heroism each time and after his ship was bombed by a kamikaze pilot, he was awarded the US Marine Core Navy Cross of Honor for his heroic actions. Back in the states, he went on to teach gunners how to shoot rockets in Rhode Island. He returned to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1946.  He met Dorthy Reagan and they were married 59 years. They worked together growing their nursery business and were blessed with 3 sons.  He was a founding member and actively involved in the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscaping Association throughout much of his life and has been recognized for grafting of gardenias.  He continued interested in plants throughout his life.  Harmon publicly acknowledged his salvation at Haines Road Baptist church when he returned to St. Petersburg following WWII.  He was actively involved in several Baptist churches since then.  He served as Deacon in three churches and in every setting was involved in visitation and evangelizing.  Harmon loved the Lord, his Community Bible Baptist family of over 16 years and continued to boldly share his faith with those he met along his journey.

He finished well!

Please join us in celebrating Harmon’s life. January 8, 2022 at Community Bible Baptist Church, 6565 78th Ave. N, Pinellas Park, Florida 33781

Visitation 9:30 – 10:30AM                

Funeral Service 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Burial 12 Noon: Memorial Park Cemetery

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to:  The Jabez Project, Community Bible Baptist Church.

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