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John Edward Carrico

November 9, 1929 ~ June 14, 2022 (age 92)


John Edward Carrico, age 92, resident of Somerville, Tennessee and husband of the late Lucille Smith Carrico, departed this life Tuesday evening, June 14, 2022 at his home.

John was born November 9, 1929 in Springfield, Kentucky, the son of the late Charles Edward Carrico and Lucy Irene Spalding Carrico. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was in several major battles. He was married May 21, 1955 to Lucille Smith Carrico, who preceded him in death on August 15, 2007. John was a jack-of-all-trades and was employed at Kellogg’s from 1962 until his retirement in 1993, holding several positions while working there.

John was a Quarter Master at the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Somerville Post and a member of the Williston Old Timers Organization. He enjoyed classic cars and was an award winner. He was a member of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Somerville. John loved listening to the sound of cornstalks. He enjoyed gardening and canning all kinds of vegetables and he also grew his own tobacco to chew. More than anything, he loved his family, especially his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A couple quotes that Mr. Carrico could be heard saying were, “a man on a fast horse will never notice it” and “piss on the fire, call the dog, cause the hunt’s about over”. The last words he said to his family were, “I love you more. Go home and get some rest.”

Mr. Carrico is survived by three daughters, Sharon Harrell (Tommy), Cindy Ross (Duane) and Tina Rapp; his son, Larry Carrico (Shelly); his sister, Ann Harris; his brother, Victor Carrico; fourteen grandchildren, Shannon (Jay), Ashley (Jeremy), Jamie (Kristy), Gary (Donna), J.T. (Jane), Charlie (Valencia), Cody, Mandy (Chris), Cory, Krisa (Ryan), Austin, Joseph Riley, Maddy and Maria; eighteen great-grandchildren, Taylor, Payton, Dalton, Kori, Brayden, Jayden, Konner, Alyssa, Nova, Charlie, Eli, Camdyn, Gunner, Noah, Skylar, Cason, Van and Aidan “Chunk”; and one great-grandchild on the way. He also leaves his dog, Baxter.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Toni Hill; four sisters, Bonnie, Dorothy, Lou and Sue; his brother, Wilbur; and his great-grandson, Thomas James “T.J.”.

Funeral Services for Mr. Carrico were held at 11 A.M. Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church with Father Robbie Favazza officiating. Interment with Military Honors followed in the Fayette County Memorial Park Cemetery on Highway 64.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers were Mr. Carrico’s grandsons, Jamie, Gary, J.T., Charlie, Cody, Cory, Austin and Little Joe.

The family requests that memorials be directed to St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 11710 U.S. Highway 64, Somerville, TN 38068.

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 Memorial Folder


June 20, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland
10670 U.S. Highway 64
Somerville, TN 38068

Funeral Service
June 21, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church
11710 Highway 64
Somerville, Tennessee 38068

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