Jack was born in Niagara Falls, New York, on September 7, 1924 and moved to Lodi as a young child. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Stickel Carroll and his beloved wife Geneva, who passed in 2007. He leaves behind one daughter, Kathy Tucker (Mel), and three sons, Jerry (Sharon), Mike (Charleen), and Chuck Carroll (Becky), all of Manteca. Jack’s grandchildren are Felix, Jason, Michael, Paula, Richard, Shawn, Chad, Jennie, David, Candace and Sean and 11great-grandchildren.
Jack enlisted in the USAF and served his country in WWII. He was a navigator on a military transport aircraft flying over the dangerous Himalayan Mountains, called the HUMP. He returned home to marry his sweetheart, Geneva, and was married 62 years. As a young married couple, they moved to Manteca and raised their family.
Jack worked 25 years for the Department of Corrections at Deuel Vocational Institute and retired as a Lieutenant. He and his wife enjoyed traveling to their favorite spot in Felton, Santa Cruz and Hawaii. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Jack had a great sense of humor and loved to joke around with family and friends. He literally was a “Jack” of all trades, remodeling his home and doing his own plumbing, electrical and carpentry work. His greatest pleasure was being in the company of his beloved wife Jean. Jack was a wonderful husband, great father and grandfather, being an example of moral character and kindness. He will be greatly missed by his family.
A graveside service will be Friday, November 22, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., at East Union Pioneer Cemetery.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, November 20, 2013