We thank Tom Rombold for notifying us of the passing of Carroll Hendershott at the age of 86 from Ardmore, OK who most of us knew from the Texas and Oklahoma area. He hung around with his brother, Keith, Tom visited him at his home back in the day. He was friends with Buryl Fortenberry, Dickie Welch, Al Janak, Bob Coil, and many others. There are many great memories in the past and he will forever be in our hearts. You didn't get much better than having a friend like Carroll and he was a true asset to our sport and a true gentleman. May you rest in peace my friend and live on through the cherished memories and all the times you touched our lives.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Carroll Hendershott | 1932 - 2018 | Obituary
Carroll Brown Hendershott
Born: February 20, 1932
Died: June 25, 2018
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Carroll Brown Hendershott was born February 20, 1932, to Mary May (Casto) and Lewis Wesley Hendershot in Ravenswood, WV. He passed from this life in the comfort of his home on June 25, 2018, at the age of 86.
Carroll was a graduate of Ravenswood High School. Upon graduation, he moved to Beaver Falls, PA and worked for Babcock and Wilcox Steel. After spending one year in Beaver Falls, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. Carroll was transferred to the Ardmore Air Force Base where he met the love of his life, Patty Huston. They married on August 11, 1956, in Ardmore and enjoyed 61 years together. After Carroll's military service he returned to Beaver Falls, PA. In 1961 they returned to Ardmore and became members of the First Baptist Church where Carroll served as a deacon and taught the teenage Sunday School class. He joined Mr. Huston at Arbuckle Supply where he retired as owner and operator. In 1982 he was appointed to the Southern Oklahoma Technology Center’s school board where he served 14 years. Carroll's youth in West Virginia left him with a love of hard work, animals, and the outdoors. He raised, trained, and competed with his prized “field trial” beagles. He truly enjoyed his cattle, and they enjoyed him in return. Carroll ‘knew well the condition of his …herd’ (Proverbs 27: 23). He impacted so many lives and will be lovingly remembered.
Carroll was preceded in death by his parents, Mary May and Lewis Wesley Hendershot; sister Sybil Hall and her husband Howard; infant great-grandchild Raynie Suzanne Paul.
He is survived by his wife Patty Hendershott; daughter Pam Weir and her husband Steve; son Randy Hendershott and his wife Tonya; favorite granddaughter Holly Hendershott; grandsons Ben Hendershott and his wife Stacey, Joel Hendershott and his wife Anna, Jared Weir and his wife Sarah, Huston Weir and his wife Tia, Jacob Hendershott and his wife Destini, Caleb Weir and his wife Holly, Clay Paul and his wife Ashley, Erika Paul, and Cody Paul; brother Keith Hendershot and his wife Shirley; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces Karen Hendershot and Carol Ann Jennings; nephews Gary Hall, Roger Hall, and Keith David Hendershot.
Ben Hendershott, Joel Hendershott, Jared Weir, Huston Weir, Jacob Hendershott, and Caleb Weir will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary Pallbearers are Randy McFarland, Bobby Bean, Tom Brandt, and Herb James.
Funeral services for Carroll Hendershott will be Friday, June 29th, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Alton Fannin officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Craddock Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Baptist Home for Girls, 225 W. Main St, Ardmore, OK 73401