Bro. Joseph A. Carrico, 88, of Lynnwood Drive in Russellville, died Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at the Hospice House in Bowling Green.
He was a Graves County native, born May 3, 1924 to the late Bernard Carrico and Ada Elliott Carrico. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Renee Carrico.
He was a member of Clear Fork Baptist Church in Rockfield. He served as pastor of Post Oak Baptist Church for 40 years, founded Calvary Chapel where he was currently ministering. He also broadcast the Carrico Ministries on local radio. He founded Toys for Tots in Logan County in 1954, was a board member of BRADD for 30 years, served on the Russellville Electric Plant Board, served as Chaplain of ResCare for the State of Kentucky, worked for the Agape Foundation. He was a Board member of the heart Association. He was a World War II Army Veteran
Funeral services for Bro. Joseph A. Carrico were conducted at noon on Saturday, November 24, 2012, in the Post Oak Baptist Church with Bro. David Daugherty, Bro. Richard Oldham and Bro. Lon Sosh officiating and burial to follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery
Visitation at Post Oak Baptist Church was Friday, November 23, 2012, from 3-9 p.m. and Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. and lasting until the service hour.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Croft Carrico; stepdaughter, Ashley Gibbons and husband Chris of Rockfield; granddaughters Katlyn and Kristin Gibbons of Rockfield; stepsons, Richie Young of Bowling Green and Chris Young of Russellville; brother, Rudy “Buck” Carrico and wife Polly of Cinncinnatti; sisters, Allie Jean Elliott of Fancy Farm and Mary Willett of Jackson, Tenn and several nieces and nephews.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of a love offering in honor of Linda Carrico, envelopes will be available at the church.
Summers, Kirby and Sanders Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.