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Obituary for Matthew Jay "Matt" Carroll Sr.

Matthew Jay ‘Matt’ Carroll, Sr., 37, Atchison, KS, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the Mosiac Life Care Hospital in St. Joseph, MO. Through the gift of organ donation, Matthew has helped save the lives of others.

Cremation is planned and a visitation with the family will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison. Private family burial will be on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at the Cummings (KS) Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to help the family with final expenses. Words of remembrance and comfort may be left online at

Matt was born on March 6, 1984, in Atchison, KS, the son of John H. (Janette) Carroll and Deborah Ann (Hopple) Carroll. Matt attended Atchison Public Schools. Matt was blessed and baptized in Atchison at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints. Matt had worked for Golden Star and for the past eleven years was working as a delivery driver for Pizza Hut of Atchison. Matt enjoyed doing yardwork and playing video games.

Matt and Jerica Harris were united in marriage on July 17, 2017, in Rushville, MO. She survives of the home. Matt was preceded in death by Amy Smith, mother to Matthew II and Michael; stepmother, Merry Carroll; a brother, Michael Lee Carroll.

Survivors include his wife, Jerica; his parents, Deborah (Darren) Gilliland, Atchison; Janette Carroll, Atchison; two sons, Matthew Jay Carroll, II, and Michael Carroll; two stepdaughters, Kaylin Harris and Paiten Thummel; sister, Marisol Carroll, and two step-brothers, Kevin and Alex Garcia.