Adam Scott Carroll

November 19, 1986 - February 23, 2018

Adam Scott Carroll, age 31, of Dallas, Texas, passed away February 23, 2018.  Adam was born November 19, 1986, in Amarillo, Texas, to Christopher Scott and Veronica Lane (Johnston) Carroll. Adam grew up in Amarillo and attended Amarillo High School and Amarillo College.


Adam was a much-loved son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend. And he was so much more.


Adam was endearing. His sense of humor and warm smile won over all who met him. As a little boy, he was thoughtful and tender-hearted. Growing up, Adam loved to tell jokes and make people laugh. He would make prank phone calls to his grandparents using a disguised voice. He did this so much so that his grandmother sometimes had difficulty discerning prank calls from real calls.


Adam was kind-hearted, especially to those less fortunate. He would make it a habit to buy a meal for people who couldn’t afford one and then eat lunch with them. As a teenager, he once walked to McDonald’s to get a hamburger. When he got home without the hamburger, his mother asked him where it was. He told her that he gave it to a homeless person he met at the McDonald’s.


Adam was tough. Adam wrestled in high school and he loved the competition and comradery with his fellow wrestlers. He once had a match that went in to triple overtime, which is very physically demanding. His dad often said that the grit and determination that Adam showed in that match was unmatched by any feat in sports that he had ever witnessed. Adam attacked the rest of his life with that same grit and determination.


Adam loved the outdoors. He enjoyed spending time on activities such as skeet shooting, mountain biking, canoeing and snow skiing. He went water skiing for the first time four years ago and was skiing like a pro after only a few tries.


Adam loved a challenge. At the time of his death, Adam was working as a financial business analyst for First Rate. He loved the analytical part of his job and working through complicated problems.


However, what Adam loved most was helping people. It’s a quality he carried through his entire life. As a little boy, he was with an older cousin who became afraid of a loud sound. Adam took his hand and said, “Don’t worry, I’ll pray for you.” A representative for his company said, “Adam is a wonderful guy and we all loved him.”


Adam was unpretentious and loved to wear blue jeans and pearl snap shirts. In honor of him, that is what those closest to him will be wearing to his service. We welcome anyone attending the service to dress in that same attire.


He is survived by his parents, Chris and Veronica Carroll of McKinney, Texas; brother, John Carroll and wife, Lauren, of Plano, Texas; grandparents, Judy Greer of Chandler, Arizona, Jim Carroll and wife, Linda, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Frank and Mary Johnston of Amarillo, Texas; nephews Nicholas Carroll, Andrew Carroll, Dawson Carroll, Michael McGee, and Matthew McGee; aunts and uncles Tina and Joe Maloney, Amanda and John Glover, Nicole Carroll and Brad Hartman, and Alice Kunka; and numerous cousins.


A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2018, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, 2525 S Central Expressway, in Allen, Texas.  The family will receive friends during a visitation from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

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Chris and Veronica, I just found out about Adam. I am so sorry. My heart hurts for you but know that some day you will see him again. You both did a great job raising him. I remember his sweet heart. I know the pain will never go away but you learn to accept it but you have a lot of wonderful memories. We serve an awesome God your sweet son is with him now. Praying for you.
Bonnie Browning, February 26, 2019 My heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow. Adam was taken from us far too early in his life. May God guide you and help you through these troubling times.
David Hamilton , March 1, 2018 Chris & Veronica, We were so saddened by this terrible news. We are so sorry for your loss. Know that you and all your family will always hold a very special place in our hearts! Love, Jeff & Linda Jeff & Linda Booth, March 1, 2018 Dear Chris and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am praying that the unique comfort that the Lord provides will embrace you all. Tom Whannell BSF brother Tom Whannell, February 28, 2018 Chris and Veronica, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We pray for "The peace that surpasses all understanding" to descend upon you and your family during this time. Steve and Jann Ash, February 28, 2018 I am praying for your family. I teach at AHS and I had Adam in my class. I loved having him in my class, I always looked forward to seeing him. He made me laugh everyday, he was so caring to other students. He was a blessing to have in my class. May God give your family comfort and peace. DeLynn Fitzgerald, February 28, 2018 Chris, I am so, so very sorry for your loss. I am praying God's perfect comfort and peace for you and Veronica. I know He will embrace you and hold you in His perfect love as you go through this incredible trial and loss. Your brother in Christ, Jose Jose Figueroa, February 28, 2018 Adam Scott - I never wanted to experience a world without you in it. You were such a big part of my life, and I don't think a day has gone by since we met so many years ago my heart and mind haven't found you in some way. A piece of you will always live in my soul. I don't know if there's an angel equivalent of a court jester, but if there is I'm pretty sure you are it. Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Amanda Carroll, February 27, 2018 As a friend of the family and business associate, I worked with Adam for a few years; he was smart, polite, respectful and had a wonderful sense of humor. Adam had a unique combination of wit, humor and an intense drive for getting the details right on any project. I can’t say we knew everything about Adam, but we knew enough to know we liked and respected him. Adam had a diverse base of knowledge and one of his areas of real expertise grew out of his passion for watches. I learned Adam enjoyed collecting watches. Not only did he know a great deal about watch brands and the mechanics of a watch, but he also had in depth knowledge of the history of watches in America. In a brief phone conversation, I learned a great deal from him on the history of watches in America; why the industry developed here in the u.S. and why the U.S. watch industry eventually moved offshore. Adam made the history of watches fun and interesting to boot. On a business trip to Michigan, Adam arrived with his dad Chris and unfortunately a very bad cold. Because of his cold he had to sit it out for a couple of days as his dad, Chris, and I took care of some business meetings. While we were out, my wife Barb did what she could to make Adam comfortable and meanwhile he made a new friend, our dog Dexter. While Adam was resting Dexter would swipe his socks and run around the house hoping Adam would chase him. Adam found it all very funny. Within a couple of days Adam had a new friend named Dexter and felt much better. It was during that same trip I had the opportunity to spend time with Adam rather than just talking business over the phone. We went out on a boat where Adam got into the water and started skiing for the first time in his life. Within three attempts he was up and skiing like a pro! Chris, was sitting in the back of the boat and grinning ear to ear as he watched Adam take charge of the lake on Skis. We had a great time and I will always think of it fondly when I think of Adam. Adam was a wonderful gift from God. Veronica and Chris did a wonderful job raising him to be a fine young man who knew the Lord. We are grateful for the opportunity to have known him. Fred and Barb Manuel (Plus Dexter the sock thief). Fred and Barb Manuel, February 27, 2018 Chris my heart breaks for you and your family, lean heavily on God, he will ease your pain. Isa 41:10 Don't be afraid, because I'm with you; don't be anxious, because I am your God. I keep on strengthening you; I'm truly helping you. I'm surely upholding you with my victorious right hand." Mat 5:4 "How blessed are those who mourn, because it is they who will be comforted! Your brother in Christ Rick Rick Scordo, February 27, 2018 The loss of Adam is a loss my heart will never recover from. His love, wit, charm, and wisdom will never be forgotten. May his heart and soul find rest, until our next “Tuesday”. Lauren Bert, February 26, 2018 I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God surrounds you with His love and comfort. Candace Voss Sellers, February 26, 2018 He's already missed tremendously. There's a void left that no one will ever replace. He's in God's arms now though, I'm sure making heaven laugh and smile with his charm and humor.
Britney Brown, February 26, 2018 Adam Just spelling out your name makes me grin as I hear “Hey Uncle Joe” with that Adam tone of voice. It’s just like the contagious laugh that was uniquely you! You had a logo you liked that daringly said “Come and take it” referring to our second amendment. You left us with a forever lasting Spirit that not even the devil could “Come and take it”! Thanks to you that now has a double meaning for me. Love to all your family and friends
Joe Maloney, February 26, 2018
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Adam. In God's word the Bible is a wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death to be fulfilled very soon right here on a brand new Paradise Earth by his son Jesus Christ it will give you hope and comfort during this difficult time Acts 24:15; John 5: 28,29; Revelation 21: 1-5. Sacramenta Landrum, February 26, 2018 Sorry for your loss prayers for yall Clay grossman, February 26, 2018 We are so sorry to hear of Adam's passing. There is no greater pain for a parent than losing your child. May God and His angels surround each of you during this very sad time. Darrell and Linda Sehorn, February 26, 2018 My hurt aches for you all right now. I met Adam through my daughter, Christina, and he was such a joy to her and to me....always friendly, always respectful, always kind, and always a HOOT. You have been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. RIP, Fireman (his ringtone on her phone). Khristi Jones, February 26, 2018 Chris; You and your family are heavy on my heart during this time of sorrow. I pray that the Lord will bring you comfort, peace and understanding in the days ahead. My love and sympathy are with you and your family. Your brother in Christ, Bob Kincaid Bob Kincaid, February 25, 2018 I just wanted to say how sorry I am for the loss of Adam. I remember him here in Amarillo with you Chris, always running around having fun, while you were working on my computer. Or just getting to spend time with you and your wonderful family. He is an angel in heaven now. May he rest in peace. Chris, Veronica, John, if you need anything at all, please just give me a call. Or if you need to just talk sometime, anything let me know. You have always been such a close friend and family to me. Again, I am so very sorry for your loss. Rick Romero, February 25, 2018 Adam will truly be missed. I can’t believe he is gone. Prayers for his family and all of those he has encountered here on Earth. Love Mimi and Kevin Easter Mimi Easter , February 25, 2018 I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for this young mans family. Kara Gibbs Amarillo, Tx Kara Gibbs, February 25, 2018 Veronica, I am so sorry to hear about Adam. There are no words I can say to a mother who has lost her child. God is with him and your family. I will be praying for you all. Love you. Brandy Phillips, February 25, 2018 Hey Mo—I love you and will forever miss hearing your infectious laugh!! So many of my most favorite moments in life are ones we shared. You are forever in my heart Till we meet again
Tina Maloney, February 25, 2018