September 28, 1984 - October 15, 2017
Mass of Christian Burial for Robert James (RJ) Carroll, age 33 of Rowlett, TX is set for 10:00 AM, Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ken Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary and vigil will be held at 6:00 PM, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the funeral home in Muenster. Pallbearers are: Victor Leyva, Cristhian Bardales, Elliot Klement, Aaron Townsend, Robby Bernard, Michael Kostyniak, and Brian Kostyniak. Arrangements have been entrusted to Scott Funeral Home in Muenster. Mr. Carroll died Sunday, October 15, 2017. RJ was born on September 28, 1984 in Angeles City, Philippines to Robert Arthur and Estela (Planea) Carroll. The family moved to the United States in 1988. RJ graduated from Richland High School and went on to attain his BS in Aerospace Engineering from University of Texas–Arlington. In 2009, RJ married Bridgette Klement. They welcomed their first son, Carter James in 2012 and in 2015 their second son, Owen Robert. RJ was employed with Lockheed Martin for 10 years. He enjoyed competing in marathons and triathlons. He finished the Ironman in 2014. RJ was a Catholic. After his diagnosis of cancer in 2016, RJ continued to have a positive attitude throughout his fight and was admired for his strength and courage. RJ is survived by his wife Bridgette (Klement) Carroll of Rowlett; sons: Carter and Owen Carroll of Rowlett; parents: Robert Arthur and Estela (Planea) Carroll; sisters: Kristina and husband, Victor Leyva of Chicago and Ashley and husband, Cristhian Bardales of Lubbock; grandfather, Primitivo Planea of Philippines; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Leon and Christi Klement of Muenster; sister-in-law, Andrea and husband, Aaron Townsend of Fort Worth; brother-in-law, Elliot and wife, Caitlyn Klement of Muenster; nieces and nephews: Sebastian and David Leyva, Rosemary Bardales, Beckett and Bellamy Townsend, and Karli, Claire, and Kinley Klement. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Robert Wayne Carroll, Francis Carroll, and Paz Planea.
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