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.
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.