Dedicated to the Preservation of the
U.S. Air Force Helicopter History
Aquilla C. Carroll
December 16, 1944 – January 01, 2007
Services for A.C. Carroll, 62, of Lompoc, will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 6, 2007 at True Vine Ministries, 533 South Avalon Street, with Rev. Darryl Fort officiating.
A.C. was born December 16, 1944 in Henderson, North Carolina to Alfred and Bessie Bullock Carroll. He was raised and educated in Elizabeth New Jersey before joining the United States Air Force. While in the service he served two tours of duty in Viet Nam, was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone and finally stationed here at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Following his retirement he moved to San Antonio Texas for a short time, after which he was offered a job at Vandenberg Air Force Base where he was an aviation maintenance contract manager.
A.C. enjoyed traveling and collecting sports memorabilia, especially for his three favorite teams the New York Yankees and the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Lakers. He also enjoyed photography and was always the one behind the camera at family and church events.
A.C. is survived by his wife of 13 years, Harlene Carroll of Lompoc; his god-daughter, Leara Ventura of Gonzalez, California; step-son, George Porter of Rancho Cucamanga; step-daughter, Shelly Porter of San Francisco; step-son, Lawrence Calloway of Sacramento; step-daughter Cynthia Jouette of Sacramento; sisters Lillie Hamilton of Linden, New Jersey and Lillian King of Linden, New, Jersey; brothers, James Andrew Carroll of Baltimore, Maryland, and Embria Jerome Carroll of Elizabeth, New Jersey; 11 grand children and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and members of the True Vine Ministries family.
Burial will be at Riverside National Cemetery on Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary.