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Carroll Tire Founder Bobby Carroll Dies

(Akron/Tire Review) Bobby Carroll, founder of Carroll Tire Co., now one of the country’s largest tire distributors, passed away Apr. 17 at age 78.

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Robert Edward Carroll Jr. founded Carroll Tire as a retail store in Hapeville, Ga. The company, which was sold to TBC Corp. in 1998, serves some 5,000 tire dealers throughout the South, and has some 15 warehouses.

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Funeral services were held Apr. 20. He is survived by his wife, Betty, and daughters Susie Watts, Sallie Thompson; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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