George Brainard Carroll Jr., 82, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009.


  George Brainard Carroll Jr., 82, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at Cadbury in Lewes.

  Born July 11, 1926, in Middletown, he was the son of the late George Brainard Carroll Sr. and Elizabeth Johnston Carroll.

    After graduating from Dover High School in 1944, Mr. Carroll served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946. He was the owner of B. Carroll & Sons Inc., an International farm equipment dealership in Dover.

    He retired in 1985.

    An avid hunter and trap shooter, Mr. Carroll was a life member of the National Amateur Trapshooting Association, a member of the Delaware ATA Association who held several offices, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Delaware ATA Hall of Fame for Trapshooting. Being inducted into the Trapshooting Hall of Fame was one of his greatest honors. He was an avid philatelist and was proud owner of an extensive stamp collection.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, former Dover mayor Crawford J. Carroll and Joseph A. Carroll.

    Mr. Carroll is survived by his wife, Anna Luff Carroll; and three daughters and two sons-in-law, Patricia and Richard Beebe, Susan Bryan and Theresa and Rutilio Garcia.

    He also is survived by seven grandchildren, Chris and Patrick Beebe, Heather and Andrew Bryan, and RG, Richard and Ryan Garcia; and five great-grandchildren, Myranda Beebe, Dylan Beebe, Andrew Bryan, Emily Cust and Ashley Garcia.

    Interment was private.

    Funeral arrangements were by Parsell Funeral Enterprises Inc., Lewes.

    Memorial donations in Mr. Carroll’s name may be made to a charity of choice.

    Letters of condolence may be sent via condo lences@parsellfuneralhomes.com.