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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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