61, of Galesburg died at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at his home.
He was born January 12, 1952 in Galesburg the son of Robert G. and Mary L. Westberg Carroll. He married Nona L. Robinson Lancaster on November 20, 2005 at the First Church of God in Galesburg. She survives.
Also surviving are his parents, Robert and Sonja Carroll of Fannett, Texas and Mary and Howard Wilson of Galesburg; his son, Sean (Robin) Lambert of East Peoria, Ill.; three brothers Mark (Cathy) Wilson of Galesburg, Mike Wilson of Deland, Fla., and Steve (Debbie) Dawson of Pearland, Texas; his sister, Rhonda (Steve) O’Dell of Fannett, Texas; two grandchildren, Nathan and Bethany Lambert and a Godson Konnor Hughes. He is preceded in death by his brother, Robert G. Carroll Jr.
Rick worked for Gates Rubber Company for 32 years, retiring in December 2003. He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1970 and Carl Sandberg College in 2006 with his associate’s degree in computer technology. He was a member of the First Church of God. He served as a steward for the Gates labor union. He was an avid bowler, bowling on several bowling leagues. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and puppetry. His passion was recording music. Rick played in several bands in the area, including Cottonwood South, the Country Knights and lastly Joyful Noyz Ministries for 16 years.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the First Church of God. Rev. Dennis McQuown, Rev. Paul Bickel and Rev. Don Reynolds will officiate. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, October 14, 2013 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Church of God. Online condolence may be offered at www.h-p-w.com.