Christian Carruth

Obituary of Christian Carruth

Graveside services for Christian Hoover Carruth III will be held on Dec. 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Clarksdale, MS. Visitation will be at the Meredith Nowell Funeral Home from 11:00 – 12:30.

Chris passed away on Dec. 21, 2017 while a patient in Jacksonville Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 80 years old.

Chris had lived in Jacksonville Beach, Florida for many years having retired as a Mortgage Broker in Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida. He was an outstanding athlete at Clarksdale High School where he was recruited by Ole Miss and awarded a football scholarship. He was in the class of 1958 at Ole Miss and was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He served a brief term in the U. S. Army. He was an avid and accomplished tennis player throughout most of his life.

Chris is preceded in death by his parents C. H. and Alma Carruth of Clarksdale, MS. He is survived by his sister Ann Betty Carruth Young, her husband Hugh H. Young, his niece Ann Young Ezell and her daughter Lindsey Ezell Costello, Lindsey's husband Chris and their children Scarlett and Christopher, nephew Jon Harper Young, his wife Vanessa Young and their son Evan. Chris is also survived by many good friends throughout Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida who will sorely miss him.