Middleton Scott Carroll
7-11-1918 – 7-5-2015
Middleton Scott Carroll, 96, of Prairie Village, KS went to heaven on July 5, 2015, just 6 days shy of his 97th birthday. Before his death he struggled with aspiration pneumonia. Preceding him in death were his parents, Raymond Lee Carroll, Sr. and Nell Carroll, an older brother, Raymond Lee Carroll, Jr, and two younger brothers, Willard Douglas Carroll and Marion Bixby Carroll. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia (Pat), his sister June Lamme, and daughters, Valeree and Pamela Carroll; He has three grandchildren, Theresa Nelle, John and Alexander and five great grandchildren, Shannon, Lille, Jonathan, Anabella, Melodie and Andrew and many nieces and nephews.
Mid was born in a log cabin near Louisiana, Missouri to a farming family. He attended a one room school, Oakland, for his elementary years and graduated from Louisiana High School. He worked in a button factory and a glove factory to save money for college. He attended the University of Missouri completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Dairy Manufacturing.
During World War II, Mid enlisted in the United States Navy and was commissioned to the South Pacific Theatre where he skippered supply ships to the Navy bases in the South Pacific Nations. Particularly adept at communication skills such as Morse Code, Blinker Lights and Semifore (flag signals), he read and sent messages to other ships while traveling in convoys.
Mid met and fell in love with Patricia Anderson while on a blind date at an M.U. Barn Warming Dance. They married in 1945 when he returned from the war and lived in Kansas City, MO, where he worked as plant manager of Borden’s Milk and Ice Cream Company. He also re-enlisted in the Naval Reserves and taught communication courses. He retired from the Reserves after 20 years of service and attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
When he was asked to move to a different city to work for Borden’s Mid declined and got into Real Estate working as a salesman and broker for Hardin and Stockton Real Estate Company. This company later became Coldwell- Banker where Mid became an Executive Vice President. He was a member of an Optimist’s Club in Overland Park where he served as President.
After retiring in 1983, Mid and Pat enjoyed 30 winters in Pharr, Texas where they square and round danced and met many wonderful friends. As a hobby, Mid made bolo ties for the dancers.Mid took his family on many summer trips to Estes Park, Colorado. Especially fun for him were the river boat cruises on the Mississippi, Ohio and Columbia Rivers. Mid and Pat were members of Village Presbyterian Church.
A Celebration of Life service for Mid will take place 10:00 A.M., Monday, July 13th with visitation at 9:30 A.M. at Johnson County Funeral Chapel and Memorial Gardens, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS 66210. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care or St. Jude Children’s Research.