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John Carlton Carruth Jr.

John Carlton Carruth Jr.

February 01, 1927 ~ March 02, 2022

John Carlton Carruth Jr. (JC), age 95 of Jupiter, Florida and formerly of Miami, Florida passed away on March 2, 2022.

John was born in Jefferson, Georgia on February 1, 1927 to parents, John Carlton Carruth, Sr. and Maude Pearl Fleming Carruth. John was the oldest of 11 children and is survived by brothers Robert Carruth (Carol), Norris Carruth (Alice), Charles Carruth (Juanita), Billy Carruth (Vonda), sisters, Sara Jane Eskew, Mary Blackstock and sister-in-laws, Roberta Carruth, Janet Carruth and Lynda Swetz.

John is predeceased by this parents, his siblings, Jack Carruth, Clara Jones, Fred Carruth, Darrow Carruth and his former wives, Ruth Barron Martin and Sue Hendricks Hughes.

A loving and loyal husband, father, “Pop”, and brother, John is survived by his wife Charlyne of 46 years and his children Gary Carruth (Barbara), Laurel (Lala) Barrus (Brian), Beth Melvin (JR), Jason Carruth (Erika) and Janna Vogler. Grandchildren Chad Carruth, Kyle Carruth, Margie Melvin Martin, Charlie Vogler, Dylon Carruth, Ryan Vogler and his four legged “apple of his eye” Logan, and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

As a WW II Veteran, John proudly served in the Navy on the USS Nautilus from 1944-1945. One of his most unforgettable experiences was being selected to participate in the 2017 South Florida HONOR FLIGHT to Washington, DC.

Owner of Carruth Roofing Company in Miami, Florida for 56 years, John served on numerous local, state and national association boards including the honor of serving as President in 1976 of the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Association. John’s favorite pastime was riding around the South Florida area pointing out all the roofs he ever replaced.

As an avid fisherman and “Captain” his favorite passion was hosting family and friends for a day of fun and fishing on his boat “The Leprechaun III” from his home in Key Largo, Florida.

A celebration of John’s incredible life will be held at the Woman’s Club of Stuart on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 2:00 pm, location 729 East Ocean Blvd., Stuart, Florida.

In lieu of flowers an endowment is being set up in John’s memory through FRSA’s Education Foundation. Please send donations to FRSA, Attn. Lisa Pate, PO Box 4850, Winter Park, Florida 32793 or email to lisapate@floridaroof.com.


Kenny Lasseter - Dear Friend and Brother

March 4, 2022, 5:45 pm

I send our Deepest Condolences to Charlyne and family, I was blessed in my path with John’s presence, I met John in 2005 and an absolute honor, the things we talked about, just being in John’s presence, the Lord has a very special place for John, his daily ledger book and his Cross Pen , John you will be remembered as long as I’m here, and until we meet again, John thank you for visiting me’ he knows what I mean’ God bless family, all our Love,

Theresa Monroe - Friend

March 4, 2022, 6:01 pm

I knew John and Charlyne thru my brother Joe Rutkoski. I also knew Charlyne’s parents Charlie and Ruth and her sister. Many fond memories of the get togethers in Florida and National Roofing events in Phoenix AZ. Charlie will be missed by all those who knew him. God grant peace and serenity to all the family. Rest in Peace, John.

Cindy (Obenour) Gory. - Family and business friend through the roofing industry.

March 4, 2022, 6:33 pm

So sorry for your loss but heaven has a new angel. He will Trully be missed. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Maryann rayot - Friend

March 4, 2022, 10:21 pm

John and Charlyne 2 of the nicest people I have ever met. And my best next door neighbors. I’m sure John has gone to a very special place and I hope he saves room for the rest of us. The world is a little sadder today. I love you both and my little friend Logan too. Dizzy-girl says she loves you too.

Kristyn - Neighbor

March 4, 2022, 10:44 pm

John, Charlene and Logan. We loved you guys since the day you lived in next door. This is truly heart breaking for our family. Praying for healing for you guys!

Wayne Fulton - Friend

March 5, 2022, 1:34 am

Charlyne, John was a wonderful man that I had the pleasure of knowing for at least 40 years. My condolences to you and the family.
With Love,
Wayne and Jackie

Kitty & Hank - Friend

March 5, 2022, 4:31 pm

John was such a caring, kind friend! We were so lucky to meet him during his dog walks with his pal Logan! He shared his wonderful experience with Honor Flight and helped get my dad to also share the experience. Of course after meeting John,,, we got to meet his lovely Charlyne! We were blessed to have these two in our lives- two special people! I know John is smiling down on us right now & glad I have such fond memories of such special moments together. Sending good vibes and prayers for the family.

Carol Johnson - Friend

March 5, 2022, 10:09 pm

My prayers of condolences are with you and your family

Joan and Jimbob Maddox - Friend

March 5, 2022, 10:50 pm

Charlyne we love you and are saddened to learn John left us. Joan and Jimbob

Hallie Alonso - Friend

March 5, 2022, 11:24 pm

I was so saddened to learn of Johns passing. He was so kind and wonderful to everyone – a true gentleman. He and Charlyne were so perfect for each other. I am sure there is a special place in heaven for him. I know he will be deeply missed by Charlyne and their family. My heart is with you sweet Charlyne and may your sorrow be overcome by the many happy memories you shared with John for so many years. Sending you all my love.

Crystal Barker King - None

March 7, 2022, 2:24 pm

My condolences
Recording Secretary Fort Pierce Womens Club

Susan Heath - Friend

March 7, 2022, 5:34 pm

CHARLYN, My condolence and prayers are with you and your family/

Ann Beyerle - Friend

March 8, 2022, 12:00 am

Dear Charlyne. My prayers to you and the family . Ann Beyerle Vero Beach women’s club

Ann Beyerle - Friend

March 8, 2022, 12:02 am

Dear Charllyn my prayers to you and the family.

Marie Ambrosino - GFWC sister

March 8, 2022, 2:57 pm

Dear Charlyne, my deepest condolences on John’s passing. He was a sweet, kind and always had the greatest smiles and grins. You and your family are in my prayers.

Helen Cooney - Friend

March 8, 2022, 7:31 pm

Our deepest condolences Charlyne. Prayers for comfort to you and your family.

Helen Cooney, Corresponding Secretary
Clermont Woman’s Club

Annetta Sue Allen - GFWC Friend and Sister

March 9, 2022, 2:32 am

Annetta Sue Allen – GFWC Friend
So Sorry for your loss and many prayers for you and the family.

Jeanie Haustein - GFWC Florida District 12

March 10, 2022, 4:38 am

Charlyne, My deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and your family in the passing of your dear husband. I pray the loving and treasured memories of your years together will comfort you now and in the days to follow.
May God’s loving presence surround you and bring you peace.

Jeanie Haustein
Past President,
GFWC Naples Woman’s Club

Pete & Tonya Dugas - Friends

March 10, 2022, 4:22 pm

Our deepest sympathy and prayers for you and your family. We love you and we adored John. His life and work in our world has made an impact on so many . What a beautiful man and adoring father and husband. He will be missed but never forgotten.
Dugas Family

Mona Scobey Rutkoski Corgiat Papy - Long time friend

March 17, 2022, 2:32 am

I am so saddened about Johns passing. I have known John for many years through the roofing association. We fished many times in the Keyes with John. I have known Charlyne since she was 6 years. old. They have both been very special to me. John will be largely missed in many ways, his generosity, with and love for his family and friends and especially for his wife and boat mate. Love you much Charlyne and sorry we couldn’t be there for the funeral. Let us know when you may be in Tampa and be able to see you. Its hard to believe you guys were married 46 years. What has happened to the time?
My prayers are for your comfort knowing you were with the love of your life and his.


Bill and Clara Freeman - Longtime Friends

March 23, 2022, 1:11 pm

Our Dear Charlyne,
May God be with each of you and help you to understand your pain.
Our Thoughts and Prayers go with you.
We Love you.
Bill and Clara, Longtime Friends

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