Rex Alan Carroll, 67, of Caldwell, Idaho transitioned into eternal life on Sunday, October 3, 2021. He was at home when he received his ultimate healing from a known health condition.
Rex was born on January 12, 1954 in the front bedroom of his childhood home in Bessemer, AL to D.C. “Bud” and Sadie Carroll. He was the youngest of their 5 children. Rex grew up in church and at the age of 5, he asked Jesus into his heart. As he got older, he would go with his two older brothers and help them in their revivals. In his written words: I shared in their meetings; Testimonies, praying with them in prayer lines, leading worship, even driving them to some of their meetings.
When Rex was 16 years old, he preached his first message at a Women’s College in Illinois, where he was attending a high school conference. In 1971, at the age of 17, he held his very first revival. He graduated from Jess Lanier High School in Bessemer, AL in 1972. From 1973 to 1978, starting at the age of 19, he was a Nationally appointed Evangelist (COPOG) and was sent to Colorado, for the first time, as the State Evangelist of Colorado. During his first revival in Fort Morgan, CO, he met his wife, Lexie. Less than a year later on January 19, 1974 they were married in Fort Morgan, CO and she joined him in full time ministry. From 1978 to 1980 he was the Assistant Pastor of a church, Victory Tabernacle, in downtown Birmingham, AL. From 1980 to present, Rex pastored churches in Alabama, Colorado and Idaho. (AG and Non-denominational) Majority of his time in the 51 years of full time ministry was spent in the Evangelistic field. He loved traveling and declaring the Good News of Jesus Christ. He was able to minister all over the U.S. in churches, tent revivals, and on Native American Reservations. Around the world, he spent 7 years from 1993-2000 ministering in the villages of Romania once a year. He also was able to minister several times in Tortola, BVI and St. Thomas, USVI and most recently in 2018, he was able to minister in Argentina. He had plans to return to all 3 places plus more in the very near future.
Rex loved horses from a very young age and had several over the years that he trained and rode. In Idaho he spent many days riding in the Owyhees with friends and family. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles. One of his goals was to ride from Idaho to Florida, which he did back in the early 2000s. It was definitely a highlight trip for him.
Rex and Lexie loved each other for 48 years and traveled and ministered together as much as possible during their life together. They had their daughter, Tennille on May 14, 1977 and their son, Jordan on July 26, 1982, both born in Fort Morgan, CO. Lexie retired from the work field and for the last 5 years they spent everyday together, minus the time he went to Argentina. They ministered, traveled, rode the motorcycle and spent quality time together. They enjoyed each other’s company and were making lots of plans for the future. One of the plans was that they were in the process of moving to Alabama when he transitioned. They were going to continue ministering together along with their kids, in-laws, and 5 grandchildren. They were both extremely excited to spend quality time with their family and he was so proud of each and every one of them.
Rex’s heart for God and his passion for ministry was apparent to everyone he came in contact with. Where most people saw sacrifice he saw it as a privilege to do what God had called him to do and go where God had called him to go. As his family, we count it an honor to have been able to walk side by side with him in this life’s journey and to carry on the legacy he has left us to follow and continue. As his life’s motto has been for many years, we will continue to “Enjoy the Journey” just as he did while present on this earth.
Rex is survived by: His wife, Lexie, of 47 years, his daughter, Tennille Deaton (Scott) and his son, Jordan Carroll (Jessie). His 5 grandchildren; Joslin Deaton, Maci Carroll, Lakota Deaton, Andrew Carroll, and Kianna Deaton. His sister, Mary Shaw (Jimmy), his brother, Dan Carroll (Toni), and his sister Sandra Payton. His mother-in-law, Lona Pettyjohn and sister-in-law, Londa Huwa (Rusty). And his 6 nieces and 7 nephews and their families.
Rex is preceded in death by: His dad, D.C. “Bud” Carroll, his mom, Sadie Carroll, his brother, David Carroll and his father-in-law, James “Jim” Pettyjohn.
There will be a Celebration of Life party Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Bethel Family Praise PCG, 19950 CR 78, Eaton, CO from 1:00 p.m-5:00 p.m.
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