Carroll Miller Ficklin



Carroll Miller Ficklin, 72, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.  He was a loving husband and a devoted father to his beloved three children.

Carroll was born on August 30, 1947 in Washington, DC to Dorsey William Ficklin and Fannie Settle Ficklin.

Those who had the pleasure to know Carroll may remember him best for his love of life.  He was known for his friendliness, his quick wit, his infectious smile and his kind, compassionate spirit.  Carroll made everyone feel special and was a ray of sunshine to many.  He was also a hard-working man who accomplished a tremendous amount of his goals in life and always took great pride in his work.  In his free time he enjoyed all things sports, beach and politics, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends.

Carroll was preceded in death by his father, Dorsey, his mother, Fannie, and his brother, William.  He is survived by his wife, Louise Amidon Ficklin, his three children, Debra Ann (Debbie) Ficklin and her husband James Hawfield, Richard Bryan (Ricky) Ficklin and his wife, Joanna Ficklin, and Sharon Alayne (Shari) Liapis and her husband, Michael Liapis; his six grandchildren, Melissa Ann Hagen and her husband Daniel Hagen, Stephanie Psaroudis, Ryan and Justin Ficklin, and Stratton and Braydon Liapis; and his two great-grandchildren, Lexus and Bryce Hagen.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, December 6th, 2019 at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838.  A celebration of life will be held at 12:00 p.m. noon on Saturday December 7th, 2019 at Tri County Baptist Church, 7821 Damascus Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20882. Interment to follow at 1:30 p.m. at All Souls Cemetery, 11401 Brink Rd, Germantown, MD 20876. 

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association



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Dear Louise and family, It is with our deepest sorrow that we mourn with you and the family the passing of our dearest family member, Carroll. We know our family will never be the same; but two things will help us ameliorate the pain: one being our memories of Carroll's joy for life and family, that made it contagious for us all to share in the joy and love of each moment; and the other being our belief in heaven, when we will all reunite with him, as God's will be done. With all of our love to our family and friends, 

From: Ana and Denley Barnette

We met Carroll while playing league trivia. Carroll had a wicked sense of humor, and could be counted on to lighten the mood during difficult trivia matches. Carroll loved his family, and kept us up to date on his grandsons sporting events. Carroll will be missed greatly. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family.

From: Leslie and Jim Haney

Our thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time. We met Carroll playing on a Tuesday night trivia team together. He was such a sweet and gentle soul. His face would light up talking about his family, esp. the grandchildren. Such a good man.

From: Rusty and Rhonda Daub

I met Mr. Carroll at Washington hospital center I was a patient and we were roommates and the moment I entered the room sad and not feeling well he talked to me. He made me feel comfortable the whole time I was in that room it felt like my own dad was in there for the little time we were in the same room we watched football which he loves. He talked about his grandson who plays football 🏈 he said he was a tough lil guy lol 😂. He had a big heart ❤️ always telling me about the live he had for his wife and daughters. Mr Carroll is a unforgettable person I wish I could have gotten a chance to spend more time with him he didn’t know but he was definitely looking over me. And I know he’s watching over his beautiful living family. To his family God blessed me more ways than one to meet one of his angels on earth.

From: Joseph Parham

Our hearts break at the passing of such a sweet man. We hope the beautiful and often funny memories bring you comfort and peace as you grieve his prescence but celebrate his journey to the heavens.

From: Karima Sharper

Ricky & Joanna, I’m so very sorry for your loss. May all your beautiful memories give you some sense of peace during your grieving. Much love, Amy & Jason

From: Amy Gergler

I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. I know how difficult it is to lose a father. I am keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. My sincere condolences

From: Maureen White

Dear Deb and Family, Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this time. God bless

From:  Cynthia Faison and Family

My sincere condolences Debbie to you and your family on the passing of your father. I hope you find comfort in the happy memories shared...

From:  Tanya Archer

Carroll was a wonderful man who always had a smile on his face and was kind to everyone he met. I am grateful to have known him and know that his memories will live on in all of us. Sending prayers of strength and healing to his family and friends during this very difficult time. We will miss him dearly.

From:  Angie Georgilas

Dear Shari and Family, Your father always had a great smile on his face and was so kind and friendly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Much love

From:  Amy Hamstead

I only knew Carroll briefly, but I know his family well and know that he was loved more than anything. My heart goes out to the family and I know that he is missed dearly. My prayers are with the family at this time of loss.

From:  Don McKenzie

So sorry. Carroll was a great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

From:  Dawna Tucker and Family

I am so sorry for your loss! Praying for all of you, for God's Peace and Comfort!✝️

From:  Sharon Watson

 Our deepest condolences to your family. 

From:  The Hilton Family