Russell B. Carrier Jr. – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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Mr. Russell B. Carrier Jr., age 54, of Tullahoma, Tenn., passed away, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel with Father Stephen Klasek officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, from 11 a.m. until service time at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.

Mr. Carrier, a native of Lexington, Ky., was the son of the late Russell B. Carrier and Rebecca Lawson Carrier, of Harrodsburg, Ku. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and over the road truck driver. Mr. Carrier attended St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. His second occupation and hobby was performing at Renaissance Fairs throughout Alabama, Tennessee and Florida for over 20 years. He portrayed, “Torok, the Good Troll”. He enjoyed performing and entertaining “children” of all ages. He and his wife, Angela, met at the Renaissance Fair in Ardmore, Ala. He later proposed during a fair, and they were married at the Renaissance Fair in Florence, Ala.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Gail Caldwell Carrier.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Angela Murphy Carrier, of Tullahoma; three daughters, Domi Carrier, of Murfreesboro, Holly Carrier, of Nashville, and Britney White, of Manchester; two sons, Daniel White and his wife, Ashley, of Tullahoma, and Zac White and his wife, Brandy, of Florence, Ala.; two sisters, Cynthia Foust and her husband, Kevin, of Clinton, Tenn., and Michele Hawkins and her husband, JJ, of Winchester, Ky.; six nephews, Spencer Foust, Active Duty Air Force, Germany, Sterling Foust, of Clinton, Tenn., Ernie Dwight Kidd Jr. and Billy Kidd, both of Winchester, Ky., Michael Harrison, of Lexington, Ky. and K. Hawkins, of Winchester, Ky.; two nieces, Atlanta Harrison, of Lexington, Ky., and Katherine Hawkins, of Winchester, Ky.; and ten grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the caring staff of Hospice Compassus, with a special thank you to Doug and Susan. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc., 110 E. Lauderdale Street, Tullahoma, TN. 37388,

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Jason Krasnosky March 2, 2014 - 5:01 pm

My son turned four this January (2014) and remembers meeting Torok when he was 2 & 3 at the Pensacola, FL Ren Faire. He was excited to see him this year and we are so sad for his family’s loss once we found out he died. Thanks ‘Torok’ for bringing joy to my son Silas! You were ‘his troll’ according to my son.


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