Eric Edison Carroll Obituary
Eric Edison (Zeke) Carroll aka Papa, Big Papa, Geezer, Pops, or Herkamer passed away on September 4, 2021 in North Platte, Nebraska rejoining his
true love and leaving a hole in the hearts of everyone that knew him.
Eric was born August 29, 1951 in Zanesville, OH.
Eric married his one and only love, Shelly Jo Thomas on January 29, 1970 in Alleghany County, North Carolina. They had 3 sons from this union.
Eric proudly served his country in Vietnam from May 6, 1971 - May 4, 1973.
He enjoyed being outdoors and spent many days walking around in the wilderness where he would discover some very interesting treasures or places.
His family was by far the most important part of his life as well as his dogs.
Although he sometimes looked and sounded like a mean ol' growly bear, he had a soft heart and caring soul. His laugh was so powerful that even if you happened to be the one he was teasing, you couldn't help but laugh too! That incredible laugh, any of his off the wall comments, or him saying, "sure do loveya kiddo" would always brighten your day.
Eric is preceded in death by his True Love Shelly Jo (Thomas) Carroll, father Clyde Edison Carroll, stepfather Al Johnson, two brothers Kevin and
Terrance, a great grandson Braxton, mother in law Bunny Doolittle, and his
Eric is survived by his mother, Carla Jean Johnson, his sibblings; Karalee Hartley and husband Gary, Elisa Evans and husband Scott, Andrea Harmon
and husband Tom, Timothy Carroll and wife Renee, Alex Carroll and wife Jackie, Rex Carroll and wife Lynn, Kyle Carroll, Two sisters in law; Pamela
Carroll wife of brother Terrance, Dianne Reed, husband Wayne (Bip, Sissy, Amy, & Chad)
His children; Todd Edison Carroll and wife Katie Jo, Thomas Irvin Carroll and wife Carrie, Thadeus Ray Carroll and wife Melanie.
Grandchildren; Rylee Edison Carroll and wife Karin, Sudden Carroll and partner Tileigh Pelham, grand daughter in law Sarah Lee Carroll, Austin
Carroll, Mystery Carroll, Celeste Milburger and husband Justin, Andrea Carroll and fiancee Samuel Sekar, Chad Martel, Patience Swapp and
husband Devin, Sedora Starfire Carroll, Caden Hannon, Quaid Kaplan, Megan Burress and husband Joseph Detzler, Taylor Burress, and Shaun
Great grandchildren; Xandyr, Hendrix, Meadow, Phoenix, Uriajh, Ellenore, Brayden, Brody, Brooklyn, Kai, and Tilly. Many nieces, nephews, extended
family and good friends. And his faithful dog TomTom.
Our world will not be the same without his love and kindness spread around. Eric's final wishes were not to have any funeral service, asking his family
and close friends to have a "party" to remember his life's adventures. In lieu of flowers to the family, do something to make someone's day amazing.