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Carroll Ray Goolsby

Obituary Carroll Ray Goolsby, 61, of Gamaliel, Kentucky passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020, at the Monroe County Medical Center. He was born in Muncie, Indiana on May 21, 1959, the son of the late Floyd and Pernie (Harper) Goolsby. Carroll was a faithful employee of Walmart of Tompkinsville, Kentucky for 22 years. He was a kind and caring person who loved spending time with his family and friends. Carroll will be missed but not forgotten. Carroll is survived by two brothers; Terry Goolsby and wife Diane of Eustis, Florida and Kerry Goolsby and wife Linda of Marana, Arizona; two sisters, Andrea Sue Simmons and husband Bobby of Waxahachie, Texas and Vivian Fox and husband Joe of Indianapolis, Indiana; brother-in-law, Dan Smith of Louisa, Kentucky; many nieces and nephews that loved him, Conan Goolsby, Eric Goolsby, Devin Goolsby, Logan and wife Ann Marie Goolsby, Kyle Simmons and wife Jenny, Andy Goolsby, Steven Simmons, Jessica Smith, Sara Smith, and Preslee Henry, Michelle, and Thomas Shanahan; a great-niece Scarlett Simmons and a great-nephew Weston Simmons also survives. Carroll also had several special aunts that he cherished Libby Harper of Tompkinsville, Connie Frick of Mahomet, Illinois, and Jean Bunch of Edmonton, Kentucky. He was also loved by many cousins, friends, and wonderful co-associates from Walmart. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Goolsby, and one sister, Trisha (Goolsby) Smith. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, August 14, 2020, at Anderson-Bartley Funeral Home in Tompkinsville with burial to follow in the Gamaliel Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at Anderson-Bartley Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, Kentucky from 10:00 am till 8:00 pm and will continue on Friday morning after 8:00 am until time for services at 2:00 pm. Alternate expressions of sympathy may be made to the Gamaliel Cemetery in memory of Carroll and can be made at Anderson-Bartley Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, Kentucky. ***Due to COVID- 19 masks are required and no PUBLIC lounge is available***     To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Carroll Ray Goolsby, please visit our floral store.

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Prayers for the family

Marsha Conkin Miles Aug 20 2020 12:00 AM

Always asked about my mom! She has been in nursing home since 2018. When she came to Wal-Mart, he would always be so kind to her. That smile! Kind to everyone. We all were blessed to received that kindness in our lives! Be missed by everyone he touched in their lives. Rest In Peace. Thoughts & prayers to his family. From Mildred Bean & Family.

Peggy Aug 15 2020 12:00 AM

This has broke my heart I just loved Carol so much...I can't tell you how many times he would make me smile some way or another...I have no doubt in my mind he did that everyday for someone or somebody somewhere...How many people do you see this day and time with the devotion to a job or to the customers anywhere the way he did. I've seen him helping elderly loading their groceries, I've seen him out there in a storm helping people or getting buggies, I've seen him go out of his way many times over to assist people in that parking lot and always with a smile. Never bitter, never rude, always considerate and still with a smile.I hope everyone thinks of Carol the next time you just push that buggy out of the way not into the cart where it goes, the next time you see someone with a frown Go ahead give them a reason to smile, the next time you go to a store that has a buggy boy thank them for the job they do and think of Carol when you do because meanwhile that job may seem unimportant to you in a fast paced world but Carol was the perfect example of a friend to everyone.RIP my friend Carol Goolsby

Lois Dubree Aug 14 2020 12:00 AM

Such a sweet caring, giving soul.From my first encounter to my last I will always remember his sweet smile . He shared with me his vacations and love for visits with his friends and family. He certainly loved his aunts meat loaf! I cant remember her name, but I remember him sharing with me he had brought him some leftovers for lunch.This world would be a much better place to live with more people in it like Carroll. I sure hope Walmart realizes how kind and helpful of an employee they had in Sweet Carroll. Visits to Walmart will never be the same with out Carroll there to greet us.. Gone from this old world for a much better place in heaven.Tammy

Tammy Thomas Aug 13 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers for all the family and friends. Carol was so sweet and kind. My girls have grown up getting hugs and selling Girl Scout cookies to him. He always had a smile and hug waiting on you each time you saw him. Walmart will never be the same for us. He will be missed greatly but definitely not forgotten.

Melissa Mckee, James, Cheyenne, Brandy Aug 12 2020 12:00 AM