Funeral services for Joe Neil Carrell will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Ardmore with the Rev. Darryl Moore and Dr. Robert Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Young Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Freeman officiating.
Joe was born March 12, 1935, in Berwyn, Okla., to Chambliss and Zell Carrell. He passed from this life on April 22, 2013, at his home in Ardmore.
Joe was a graduate of Dickson High School. He married his high school sweetheart, Glenda Battle Carrell, on September 23, 1954, in Baum, Oklahoma. Joe was a lifelong resident of this area and had many passions in life. He loved all of his family, friends and four-legged creatures. Joe was a part of numerous organizations in the community; he was a member of Mary Niblack Baptist Church, he was a Shriner, a Mason, and one of the original 10 members of the Slow Poke Car Club. His career included one of the founders of Ardmore Dragway. Throughout his life, he was owner and operator of several service stations, A&B Tire Co., and the A&B Golf Cart Service.
Joe was preceded in death by his wife; parents; sister-in-law, Ann Carrell; and in-laws, Pat and Mae Battle.
Joe is survived by his children, Rick Carrell and wife, Brenda of Ardmore, Toni Carrell and Keith of Ardmore, Pat Carrell and wife, Meredith of Oklahoma City, and Juana Payne and David of Ardmore; grandchildren, Danieal Belt and husband, Creig of Ardmore, Will Carrell of Ardmore, Kim-e Carrell of Ardmore, Chase and Lauren Carrell of Oklahoma City, Trey and Amber Payne of Ardmore, and Kally Hunter and son, Kole; great-grandchildren, Kasen and Greycee Belt of Ardmore; siblings, Diane Blakemore and husband, Otis of Healdton, Glen Carrell and wife, Jan of Seminole, and Robert Carrell of Ardmore; and brother-in-law, Don Battle and wife, Sharon of Sand Springs.
Serving Joe as pallbearers will be Will Carrell, Trey Payne, Chase Carrell, Creig Belt, Keith Weems and David Hunter. Honorary bearers will be his fellow Shriners, Slow Pokes Car Club and McDonald's Coffee Drinkers Crew.
Memorial contributions may be made to Young Cemetery Association, 3801 Springdale Rd., Ardmore, OK 73401 or Cross Timbers Hospice, 207 C Street NW, Ardmore, OK 73401. Online condolences can be made at craddockfuneralhome.com.