B. Michael Carroll

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Mike Carroll passed on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 in Oklahoma City, OK. Mike was born on July 13, 1952 to Omer and Billie Carroll in Pauls Valley, OK.  Mike moved with his family to Williston, SC in 1952, where he grew up, before returning to OK to attend Oklahoma Christian University.

Mike later met Lisa, his wife of 40 years, and they married in Richardson, TX on June 30, 1979.  Mike and Lisa have three sons: Jon, Colin, and James. Mike was a family man; he coached many of his sons’ soccer teams and was their biggest fan in life. As a proud father, Mike was eager to share all of his sons’ accomplishments – once Mike knew, everyone knew.

Mike was a member of the Memorial Road church of Christ and CIA Bible class in Edmond, and believed in sharing God’s love through humble acts of service. He enjoyed taking his grandsons to church and teaching their Bible classes, working with animal charities, and volunteering with Boy Scouts. Mike also spent much time in conversation with the Lord, often beginning his prayers with, “Hello God, it’s me again,” as if talking with a close friend.

Growing up in Williston, SC, Mike was involved in church, sports, and Boy Scouts. He particularly enjoyed scouting and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.  Mike attended Williston Elko High School and graduated as part of the class of 1970.  Returning to OK that same year, he attended Oklahoma Christian University where he earned a degree in accounting and was a founding member of OC’s Delta Gamma Sigma social club.

Mike spent his career as an accountant, but if you were to ask him, he was in the business of people. Mike loved getting to know people and what made them unique, which allowed him an understanding of how best to serve. Mike started his career at First National Bank of Oklahoma City in 1974. He began on the night shift, and eventually worked his way up to Vice President. Mike then worked at Liberty National Bank of Oklahoma City from 1982-1997. Mike became a certified public accountant in 1985. In 1997, Bond Payne and Mike co-founded Heritage Trust Company of Oklahoma City, where Mike served as CEO until he retired in December, 2019. He is remembered for his kind heart and love for people. He was known around the office for his favorite saying, “It’s about the people.” Mike served on the board of numerous charities and organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America Last Frontier Council, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, OC’s Business Advisory Board, New Leash on Life, MOKAN, Charles Morton SHARE Foundation, The Lockhart Foundation, Best Friends of Pets, and Clyde R. Evans Scholarship Award Trust.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa Carroll; three sons, Jon of Boulder, CO; Colin of Tulsa; and James of Edmond and their spouses Chris, Kelsey, and Molly; three grandchildren, Mac, Rowan, and Tessa; sister Sarie Tuten and husband Terrill of Barnwell, SC; brother Paul Carroll and wife Teresa of Aiken, SC; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and two dogs that loved him very much.

He was preceded in death by his parents Omer and Billie Carroll and his older brother George Carroll.

Due to the current COVID situation, services will be closed. If you would like to view virtually, services will be live streamed on Friday, May 8 at 11:00am CT. To watch the service CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube page.  Then click on ‘Videos’ then ‘Live Streams’.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Oklahoma Christian University, Mike Carroll Scholarship Fund, PO Box 11000, Oklahoma City, OK 73136

Or a pet rescue or shelter of your choice

26 thoughts on “B. Michael Carroll”

  1. Anonymous

    So sorry for the family loss. Be at peace knowing what a great great man Mike was and the thousands of people he positively influenced in his life will carry on his legacy for many many generations. God welcomes home one of the kindest christians and best example of the man many want to be. Rest in Peace my friend until we are all called home

    Steve and Gwen Wright

  2. George carroll

    Uncle Mike was a kind man, I’ll always remember his and Lisa’s generosity and love shown torward me during my time in OKC,
    He will be missed!

  3. Karen Cunningham

    Mike was one of the most amazing people I have ever known. Kind hearted. Caring. Always interested in you . Humble to a fault. Built a trust company from the ground up that stands today as a reflection of his vision of helping people. He will be sorely missed on this earth. Heaven has gained an angel. Well done good and faithful servant . Well done.

  4. Cheryl and Jeff McGill

    It has been many years since we last saw Mike. But, we remember him as a wonderful family man and friend. In 1990, we moved to Edmond, and Mike and Jeff got teamed up to coach our first soccer team, the Ninja Turtles. We learned to play bridge together, and our families also vacationed in Atlanta during the olympics. We have so many wonderful memories. Lisa and family, our hearts go out to you.
    Love and God’s Blessings,
    Cheryl and Jeff McGill

  5. Marie and Gary Gorbsky

    Our deepest sympathy to Lisa and Mike’s three sons. We got to know Mike and Lisa as their sons were both in school and boy scouts with our sons. Mike was always a positive and encouraging presence in our sons’ lives. Gary saw first hand Mike’s important contributions as a board member at OMRF. We are so saddened to learn of his passing. He will be greatly missed.

    Marie and Gary Gorbsky

  6. Sue Crow

    I was so sorry to hear about Mikes death. We graduated together in 1970 but I haven’t seen him since. I am so glad he did well in life. My deepest sympathy goes out to Lisa and the family.. May God give yall peace and comfort during this sad time

  7. Susan Derrick

    Lisa and family, Mike ans I were classmates in Williston. Our families were ver close. I’m so grateful Mike, Sarie and I recently reconnected after 50 years! There are no words to express the sadness I felt after hearing of Mike’s death. You and your family will continue to be in the thoughts and prayers ofthe Rhodus family. Love Susan Rhodus Derrick

  8. Emily Gramling

    Mike and Lisa welcomed me with open arms into their family. Mike knew what it was like to adventure off to college a thousand plus miles from home. This was so very important during those first years away from my own family. I am forever grateful for living room chats, graduation barbecues, and someone who had the empathy to think outside the box. I loved the laughter, joy, and genuineness in their home. Lisa and he were a team in that regard. They always greet me as family and with extreme kindness despite more than a decade later. I could never repay them for the gift of their continued presence. Thank you for being there. I am grateful to have seen Mike through both Oklahoma and Williston eyes.

  9. Jessica Jones

    Mike was such a fun- loving, kind, and generous person. I have many fun memories of our families hanging out playing video games and turning the living room into a huge couch-fort maze. He always seemed to welcome all sorts of fun into his home, and he had a great laugh. Such a special guy. He will be missed.

  10. Jeff Bingham

    Mike was a good friend and great listener. I will miss his smile and infectious laugh.
    Praying for your family in his passing.

  11. Virginia Fulton

    Mike was one of the loveliest persons i had the honor of meeting while working at McAfee & Taft law firm. When I started, I got to meet Mike and several of the trust officers at Liberty Bank in 1983. I thought Heritage Trust was one of the best with Mike at the helm. You knew how much he loved his family by looking at all the pictures in his office. Earth’s loss is definitely Heaven’s gain.

  12. Sherin Jester

    To Mike….you have NO idea how much you will be missed. YOU are perhaps the nicest person that I have been blessed to know. You inherited me when Gary Derryberry retired from Heritage (kinda second hand) and probably thought here comes
    trouble. I believe we were kindred spirits … quickly discovering our mutual love for animals….and immediately became friends. I am devastated that you had to suffer so much with this HORRIBLE INTRUSIVE OPPORTUNISTIC disease. It just doesn’t seem fair! Thank you thank you for being my friend and taking care of me and my family Mike.
    To Mike’s family…Thank you for sharing Mike with me and so many others…. He made a difference in my life and it seems many others. You have my deepest sympathy and my prayers.

  13. Joe Hornick

    I have known and worked with Mike since the days at Liberty National Bank and he was always so kind and a real people person that loved being around people and making new friends. He will definitely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and coworkers. RIP my friend.

  14. Michael Grooms

    To Lisa, Sarie, Paul and family,
    Please accept our sincerest sympathies for Mike’s untimely passing.
    Though Mike and I had not seen each other for some time, we literally grew up together… I all but had a room in the Carroll household.
    Know that many folks share your sorrows and hope that they ease quickly.
    Michael and Diane Grooms

  15. Anne Gallimore

    To Lisa and family, I was a classmate of Mikes & in the small town where we lived, nearly all of us were together from grade school through graduation. Although we hadn’t seen each other since, I remember his kindness & easy going nature. Know that we will keep you all in our thoughts & prayers, Mike leaves a beautiful legacy in his family & the way he lived his life in faith. Our sincere condolences for your loss.

  16. Jerry Pyron

    I went to OCC with Mike and have checked in with from time to time. I was truly sorry to hear of his passing. I always considered him a classy guy and a true Christian. I was honored to be his friend. He will be missed.

  17. Kim Rice

    I remember taking Mike on his first ski trip in the winter of 1976. He was like a kid having never seen the mountains or that much snow. We were joined by Daryl Sutton and spent the night with his good friend Dana Baker in Colorado Springs. On the way home we drove into a white out on the interstate. Had to drive south finally to get out of it for hours. It was exhausting. Took WAY longer to get back to OKC. What a fun memory I have of Mike and we had been friends ever since…I miss him and his sheepish smile. He will be missed at our OC 70’s lunches.

  18. Mike was such a great friend and mentor to me. My days at Liberty are some of my fondest memories. He was a wonderful boss, but even more a friend. I will always remember him and all the silliness we shared. My prayers to Lisa and the boys.

  19. Beautiful service highlighting a beautiful man. A mentor to me and someone who taught me a lot, how to be a businessman how to be a dad how to be a coach and how to be a friend. May God’s peace be with you his family, keep the legacy alive! We Beautiful service highlighting a beautiful man. A mentor to me and someone who taught me a lot, how to be a businessman how to be a dad how to be a coach and how to be a friend. May God‘s peace be with you his family, keep the legacy alive!

  20. Lynne Simpson

    Lisa, Jon, Colin, and James, my heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with you and your families. I’ve had the privilege of working with Mike for over 28 years and we’ve shared a lot of laughter, smiles and thought provoking conversations. Mike will always be remembered for his love of people and true concern for helping others. One thing I know for sure is how very much he loved you all and how much he is loved. Prayers for you all.

  21. Melvin Burch

    My condolences to Lisa and family and heart felt sorrow at Mike’s passing. I worked with Mike at First National and Liberty Bank. A few years ago I stopped at Heritage to meet with Mike and he was exactly the same gentleman I had always known.

    What a truly special man that has left the world a better place for his being alive!

  22. Kassan Miles

    My condolences to the family. Mike was a great person and a great man who always had kinds words for everyone he encountered. It was a great pleasure working with and sharing his knowledge with so many of us whom crossed his path. Mike you created great friendships throughout your journey.Rest in Peace my friend.
    Until we meet again.

  23. Frank & Betty Gatewood

    Please accept our condolences upon Mike’s untimely passing. While we only knew Mike professionally through Heritage Trust Company he was one of the kindest and most thoughtful persons we have ever met. He was truly a role model for all who had the honor to know him. He is greatly missed.

  24. Lisa, I am so sorry to learn of Mike’s passing. I know how much you miss him because I’ve been here. I can share your pain. It will get better but it takes awhile. Just remember all the good times you all had. Your in my prayers.
    Louann (French) Millard

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