WW: Rest in Peace

Carroll T. Smith
"The Dawg"
9/23/30 - 6/25/09
"The Gentleman from Georgia"
Read more in the post below: "Last Thursday My Husband Died"


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anglia said...

Visiting from wordless wednesday, I'm so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sandee said...

Big hug honey. :)

Syd said...

Thinking of you today. I know that Carroll is still there with you in spirit. That will never leave.

Julie D said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers are with you.

The Peach Tart said...

Carroll was indeed a gentleman and being a 5th generation Georgian, I'm proud he was from my great state. My heart and prayers are with you. Big hugs.

Margaret Hall said...

Sherry..I just floated here to your blog from "Reflections on a middle-aged fat woman", and I was stunned to see your posting about your husband. My deepest condolences and heartfelt thoughts are extended. Please know that your post is beautifully done, and I know that I feel I have learned much about him from your eloquent write....

Leslie said...

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you..

The Retired One said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

SandyCarlson said...

I am sorry. so very sorry. So much love here. I am sorry about the nature of his illness, too. That's a tough one. God bless you.

Grampy said...

My prayers are with you. And I am glad he got his last wish. I have a brother and sister that died of cancer.
May he rest in peace.

June Saville said...

We've only just met - today you visited my blog 70 Plus and Still Kicking and left a comment.
I wish to return the compliment.

Sorrow is everywhere for you right now, but I want to say that you are much more than an 'Ex' in everything. You are a most interesting and talented person - the person 'The Dawg' must have loved very much.

There is a big world out there, and a fascinating future. Grieve of course, but in time gradually allow life to seep over you again, in a productive way.

And perhaps plant something beautiful and remember it forevermore as a link with the one you love.

Thinking of you
June in Oz

Cheryl @ Word Quilts said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I read your beautifully written post about his life. It is obvious the world lost a good man. The collage is a beautiful tribute as well.

storyteller's other blog said...

Lovely memory mosaic. You're in my prayers ...
Hugs and blessings,

LifeRamblings said...

sorry for your loss. may his soul rest in peace.

Brimful Curiosities said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment on the pigeon WW post. Truly sorry for your loss. I read your previous post about your husband. So very interesting. What a life well lived! I've never met anyone before that has owned pigeons. Quite fascinating. Also I've decided it is a very, very small world. I have an aunt and uncle that live in Summerville...my uncle worked at the shipyard until retirement. Perhaps they knew of Carroll. I will have to ask them sometime. God Bless!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a great collection of pictures of your sweetheart.
I'm thinking of you.

tnchick ♥ said...

I extend my condolences to you. I will also lift prayer. I'm sorry for your loss.

Unknown said...

Here are some of the comments left in the on-line guest book in the newspaper:

June 30, 2009
We were blessed to have known him. The perfect Santa candidate, always a smile, his caring ways, and great conversation. Summerville just won't be the same without him. Rest in peace Carroll. It was a life well spent.
~ John R. Polito, Goose Creek, South Carolina

June 29, 2009
Just wanted to let you know how sorry I was to hear about Carroll. Although I don't remember meeting him, he looked like a very nice man. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Hazel, Paul, Hannah, Emily and Nathan
~ Hazel Duell, Lexington, South Carolina

June 28, 2009
Sherry and all the family of Carroll. He was a truly dear person who always made me feel as if I was an old friend and not a new acquaintance. His write up barely touches his genuine beauty.
You are in my prayers.
Karen Alexander
Asheville, NC

June 28, 2009
Carroll Smith was a one of a kind. He and my father, Arch McCauley became best friends in the early 60's as fellow racing pigeon competitors in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area. Carroll became a part of our family and remained so throughout the years. I am extremely saddened to know he has passed on but I can only imagine the stories he and my Dad are sharing today. To all of you, please find peace knowing Carroll is in great hands with the Lord. My memories of him are very sweet and vivid and will live on forever.
~ Debby McCauley Forehand, Norfolk, Virginia |

June 27, 2009
My condolences to Carroll's family.
Having known him through work most of the 1980's, I fondly remember his vitality, curiosity, animation, openness, and loyalty. He loved his birds, the news of the day, a good joke, baseball, and a provocative question. He could talk about any/all of them into the night.
Carroll was a good man. My sympathy to all of you who will miss him most.
~ Robbie Kunreuther, Seattle, Washington

Unknown said...

More from The Post and Courier's on-line guest book:

June 27, 2009
Sherry, Jerry and I are so sorry to hear of Carroll's death. It was so good to meet him, and have lunch with him and your Mom. Our Prayers and Thoughts are with you and his Family.
Sarah and Jerry Richey, Lexington, S.C.

June 27, 2009
That was a nice obituary. I am sad that we didn't get to know him better and am still praying for all of his loved ones. Still undetermined as to whether I will get to the service and visitation, but if not , know that we are thinking of you. Cric
~ Christy Mills,
Prosperity, South Carolina
June 27, 2009
Sherry, I am so sorry for your loss. Carroll was a very special person.
My prayers are with you.
Jeannie Price,
Cottageville, South Carolina

June 26, 2009
Old soldiers never die-they move on Miss ya Old Dawg,
Msgt Lou Marino, Charleston

June 26, 2009
Sherry, Gene & I were very sorry to read of your husband's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time. God Bless You Now & Always, Lillian & Gene
Lillian Salvo,
Charleston, South Carolina

June 26, 2009
There have only been a handful of friends who have touched my life. Even though I hadn't seen Carrol for many years he was one of those and I will never forget. Thanks Carrol.
Larry Weatherford, Pensacola, Florida

June 26, 2009
Mr. Carroll, May you Rest peacefully knowing how many lives you touched and blessed here on earth. You will be missed and always loved. Gods Speed Mr. Carroll!
~ Brenda Frye,
Goose Creek, South Carolina
June 26, 2009
Carroll has left this world, however, he will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to his his family and friends. Many blessings.
~ Stacie Schumacher
Tucson, Arizona

June 26, 2009
S'VILLE, South Carolina

Unknown said...

More remembrances from the newspaper:

June 26, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mr. Carroll was a wonderful man, with many great stories to tell. I am proud to have known him, he will be missed very much.
Joanne Wright,
Moncks Corner, South Carolina

June 26, 2009
We remember the good times at the Loft and C.J,s. You were a great friend Carroll and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Jim and Margaret Blyth,
Summerville, South Carolina.

June 26, 2009
In the 5 years I knew mr smith, I have to say he touched me in ways I never knew. I always enjoyed his company and
the stories of his life.
May you rest in peace my friend.
Chris Williams
Summerville, Sc

June 26, 2009
Frank, Eddie, Jeff and Courtney- I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Smith. I have remembered him from as far back as when I was a little girl living next door up until I was grown with children of my own. He never failed to stop and speak when we saw each other out and about. I see so much of him in Frank - especially the smile. I also remember the love he had for all of you which surpassed all others. I will be thinking of your during your time of adjustment ahead.
Much Love.
Holly Bishop-Weaver,
Summerville, South Carolina

June 26, 2009
My heart is broken, and my words are few. The love I felt for Carroll will continue forever. I'll always remember our friendship which started at O'Lacys Pub many years ago.
Wendy Lacy,
Ladson, South Carolina

June 26, 2009
Poppy, We love you and will miss you! Rest in peace...
Susan Gage,
Summerville, South Carolina

June 26, 2009
Carroll Smith you are a great man, and you will be deeply missed by all of your family and friends.
Olin Frye,
Goose Creek, South Carolina

jams o donnell said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss Sherry.

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