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Dr. Charles Carroll
  • February 13, 1949
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  • February 09, 2021

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Charles Carroll, 71, of Port Orange, Florida passed away on February 9, 2021 after a long battle with aplastic anemia and LGL leukemia.

Charles was a kind, compassionate, and loving person with endless wisdom. He was born in the Atlanta, Georgia area in 1949 and was a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a graduate of Georgia State University and Nova Southeastern University, where he earned a doctorate degree in higher education and ethics.

Charles worked in Atlanta, GA and Galveston, TX area hospitals before moving to Daytona Beach to teach respiratory therapy at Daytona Beach Community College (DBCC). At DBCC he progressed through the administrative ranks, retiring as Senior Vice President of Planning, Development, and Institutional Effectiveness. In his latter position, he played an instrumental role in changing DBCC to a four-year institution – Daytona State College. He also authored DBCC’s anniversary book Daytona Beach Community College – Fifty Years of Serving the Community, in addition to several textbooks and novels. In addition, Charles worked extensively as an educational consultant. Clients included governments of the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic. He also worked with colleges in Washington, D.C., Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and North Carolina.  Upon his retirement from Daytona State College, he pursued a second career as a writer and hypnotherapist helping individuals pursue their dreams and personal potential.

He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Leigh Brannon Carroll, their daughter, Courtney Carroll Spilker (Todd Spilker) of Cooper City, Florida, daughter, Donna Carroll of LaGrange, Georgia, daughter Pamela Blackmon of Lithonia, Georgia and granddaughter Zoey Spilker, of Cooper City, Florida.  He is also survived by his brother Perry Carroll of Atlanta, Georgia and his sister Emma Carroll-Mapp of Stone Mountain, Georgia, as well as many cousins, nephews and nieces

Services for Charles are private at this time and at the discretion of his family. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a social justice organization of your choice is appreciated.


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  1. 01 Apr 2021
    Dr. Yvette M. Giles lit a candle:
    Lit since April 1, 2021 at 4:31:18 PM

  2. 11 Mar 2021
    Leigh Carroll lit a candle:
    Lit since March 11, 2021 at 3:04:44 PM

  3. 16 Feb 2021
    Candra (Candy) says:
    It was such an honor and a pleasure meeting you, Mr. Carroll. I thank you for welcoming me into your home, for your hospitality, and for the good conversations during the visit. I am most thankful for your beautiful creation of my Best Friend, Pamela Denise! If the saying is true about “the Apple”, then I know you were a man of a good heart and probably sometimes quite comical! You will be missed, and we will have the family in our prayers.

  4. 15 Feb 2021
    Barbara Booker lit a candle:
    Lit since February 15, 2021 at 2:18:54 PM

  5. 15 Feb 2021
    Barbara Booker says:
    May God provide comfort and peace to the family!

  6. 14 Feb 2021
    Fred Joseph Bergeron II says:
    Charles was a great leader and looked upon by others. Happy Belated Birthday and Valentine's Day sir!

  7. 14 Feb 2021
    Samir kazma says:
    Charles was a really influential , nice and generous . I feel honored that i got to know him for a couple of months . My deepest condolences to his family and his loved ones.

  8. 14 Feb 2021
    Judith Dieterle says:
    Dear Leigh and Courtney, Please accept my sincere condolences. Charles was respected and loved by many. Those who knew him will remember his wisdom, kindness, and dedication to service. The world is a poorer place with his passing. Wishing you both peace and comfort.

  9. 14 Feb 2021
    Laquita says:
    I'm most certainly sure that as you walk through the gates of heaven. The Lord most definitely tells you " your job on earth is done my good and faithful servant" . Uncle Charles just by talking to you I knew you were awesome. You definitely lived your life and did what you were here to do. Tell my grandpa I said hello. I love you both!

  10. 14 Feb 2021
    Laquita lit a candle:
    Lit since February 14, 2021 at 2:01:28 AM

  11. 13 Feb 2021
    Ramesh Kajaria says:
    Port Orange Toastmasters club will always miss Charles. He was a great speaker and wonderful friend.

  12. 13 Feb 2021
    Pamela Denise says:
    Rest In Peace, Dad.

    Despite being your oldest child, I unfortunately spent the least amount of time with you due to circumstances beyond our control. So, I’m so glad I got to know you these last few years and am grateful to have spent your last few days with you.

    I treasure the fact that I made you laugh—-perhaps for the last time ever.

    I love you and miss you so much already. Thanks for being my dad.

    Love always,
    Your daughter Pamela

  13. 13 Feb 2021
    Yolanda lit a candle:
    Lit since February 13, 2021 at 2:24:08 AM

  14. 12 Feb 2021
    Laurie Bersani says:
    Charles was a kind, generous, and thoughtful person. I enjoyed spending time with him at our Toastmaster's meetings, and considered him a friend. I will miss his his considerate and calming presence always. My sympathies go out to his family, he spoke of them all with such love.

  15. 12 Feb 2021
    Samantha Wilson says:
    Charles was such a great influence on me at Toastmasters. He was always gently nudging me to improve myself and learn more. His critiques were always thought - provoking, considerate and positive. I feel blessed to have been able to cross paths with such a wonderful soul since 2018. He will be sorely missed.

  16. 12 Feb 2021
    Sharon Bradley says:
    My deepest sympathies to Leigh and your family.

  17. 12 Feb 2021
    Denese says:
    Remembering you at high school David T. Howard.
    You were a great person and you will truly be missed.

  18. 11 Feb 2021
    Tom Kramer says:
    Charles was the definition of a gentleman. I was honored to have known him over the last ten years.
    He is missed already.
    Tom Kramer

  19. 11 Feb 2021
    Richard Zicker says:
    Charles was an extraordinary man. I knew him to be a kind, peaceful person, who deeply cared about people. Charles was a role model for aspiring Toastmasters, students, and too many others to name. I will miss his vibrant personality and the happiness he brought to all situations. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.

  20. 11 Feb 2021
    Emma Carroll-Mapp says:
    It’s been a huge void losing you baby brother,Memories of us growing up together will always be in my heart.
    Death leaves a heartache, no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.Love you little brother!

  21. 11 Feb 2021
    Ram Nayar says:
    Saddened at the passing away of my mentor, friend, and above all a loving, caring person. Dr. Carroll and I worked together on many programs at DSC to promote the educational opportunities for all students, and especially for under represented minority students through several grants from the NIH and NSF. He was at the forefront of everything that affected the life of students and worked hard to change their life for the better. I was fortunate to have kept in touch with him till weeks before his demise. My wife, Prema and I will remember him forever and my heartfelt condolences to Leigh and Courtney. May his soul rest in peace!

  22. 11 Feb 2021
    Keith Kennedy says:
    I am soory to hear the news of Dr. Carroll's passing. He was always a positive person. I appreciate the opprtunity to have known him. He was a mentor to me and so many outhers at Daytona State. He was a good man indeed. My sincere condolences to his family. Rest in peace my friend.

  23. 11 Feb 2021
    GINA Chamberlain lit a candle:
    Lit since February 11, 2021 at 2:51:28 AM

  24. 11 Feb 2021
    Don Matthews says:
    I just learned of Charles’s passing tonight and I’m so sad to hear about it. Condolences to his family. We have lost a person who contributed much to those around him and higher education. Charles and I worked at DSC for several years. We worked together in the Bahamas and Dominican Republic and on other projects. He was an inspiration and a leader. He will be missed.

    Don Matthews

  25. 11 Feb 2021
    Donna Duncan lit a candle:
    Lit since February 11, 2021 at 2:14:07 AM

  26. 11 Feb 2021
    Donna Duncan says:
    Charles touched so many lives in so many positive ways. He was a brilliant and kind soul that will be missed so very much. My heart reaches out to his family and friends for their loss

  27. 11 Feb 2021
    Iva Dahl says:
    Dear Leigh,
    My deepest sympathy.
    I have fond memories of my visit with you all that independence holiday.
    I will keep you in my prayers.
    Stay strong.
    Iva Dahl

  28. 11 Feb 2021
    Iva_dahl@hotmail.com lit a candle:
    Lit since February 11, 2021 at 2:50:24 AM

  29. 10 Feb 2021
    Givianna Irby says:
    My condolences to Donna and her family.

  30. 10 Feb 2021
    Rhodella Brown says:
    My condolences to the family of Charles Carroll. Dr. Carroll was one of a true leader at Daytona State College who was always very positive and cared about his colleagues. He was a pleasure to work with. His honesty and values were most appreciated.

  31. 10 Feb 2021
    Rhodella Brown says:
    Condolences to the family. I am very sadden to hear of the passing of Dr. Carroll. He was one of the best leaders at Daytona State College. He was always positive and cared about his colleagues. He was a very special person.

  32. 10 Feb 2021
    Amy Locklear says:
    I knew Charles from his work in Texas and I learned so much from him. I considered him a mentor and a friend. He was so smart and so talented, funny and warm. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family.

  33. 10 Feb 2021
    Taunja Belgrave says:
    Donna,
    My sincerest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. Praying for comfort and a sense of peace

  34. 10 Feb 2021
    Nori Kross says:
    To the family of Dr. Carroll,
    Charles was an inspirational mentor here at DSC. I enjoyed working with him prior to his retirement. He will be missed!

  35. 10 Feb 2021
    Cathy New Trumbull says:
    Our condolences, our love and our prayers to all feeling this loss. We remember the peaceful, bright light that Charles shared with so many. Cathy New Trumbull

  36. 10 Feb 2021
    Cathy Trumbull lit a candle:
    Lit since February 10, 2021 at 2:46:24 PM

  37. 10 Feb 2021
    Julie Ruddy says:
    My deepest condolences to Dr Courtney Spilker and her family.
    In sympathy,
    Julie Ruddy
    Miami VA

  38. 10 Feb 2021
    Leigh Carroll says:
    Oh Babe! I love you sooo much ! You are my soulmate and I will meet you in heaven or perhaps in another world but in the meantime I’m going to really miss you! I love you so very much❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  39. 10 Feb 2021
    Kent Sharples says:
    Dear Leigh,
    Please accept Linda’s and my deepest sympathy for your great loss. Charles was a very special person whose life had a positive impact on thousands of lives. His work at DSC was a crucial part of improving the lives of all of our students. He was always an inspiration to me with his steady and positive influence on all of our decisions. While no words can ease your pain, please know that you are in our prayers. Kent Sharples

  40. 10 Feb 2021
    Margaret Overbey says:
    Charles,
    You will be missed.

  41. 10 Feb 2021
    Colleen & Blake Curry says:
    Leigh & Courtney,
    Blake & I send our heartfelt condolences. Charles has been positive & wonderful person to all that knew him & will always be remembered. I enjoyed working with him at DSC.

  42. 09 Feb 2021
    Dean Robertson says:
    How I will miss him! What a wonderful man, friend, and fellow Toastmaster. H will be so missed! Always spoke well of everyone and believed the very best in everyone!

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