He was born April 7, 1942, in Bronson, Kan., the son of William Percy Deer and Kathryn Maxine Jackson Deer.
He graduated from Uniontown High School with the class of 1960. He married Jacqueline Kay Decker on Jan. 22, 1961, in Mapleton, Kan. He owned and operated his own heavy equipment operation and did work for the soil conservation district. Carroll enjoyed hunting, fishing and collecting arrowheads.
Survivors include his wife Jackie of the home; one son, Brian Deer and wife Janella, Nevada, Texas; two brothers, Dale Deer and wife Linda, Prescott, Kan., and Kirk Deer and wife Debbie, Mapleton; and four sisters, Elaine Gibbons, Chanute, Kan., Kathy Combs and husband Leon, Girard, Kan., Joyce Hall and husband Brian, Fort Scott, and Betty Adams, Fort Scott.
Also surviving are two grandsons, Shawn and Caleb Deer; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Hospice Chaplain Wayne Mason will conduct graveside services Thursday, April 5, in the Dayton Cemetery, Devon, Kan. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cheney Witt Chapel with a time of fellowship following visitation at the Carriage House.
Memorials are suggested to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.