James F. Carrell August 27, 1941-January 27, 2024
After a remarkable life, Jim Carrell passed peacefully at home. Jim was born and raised in Jacksonville, graduating from Bishop Kenny High School. Jim experienced a spinal cord injury and used a wheelchair his entire adult life. He graduated from Jacksonville University and Florida State University completing his PhD coursework. He had a successful career helping other folks become as independent as he and continued to help people into his 70’s. He worked at several rehabilitation programs around the southeast and retired as Deputy Director of the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation after working there for 25 years.
Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Arnow Carrell. He is survived by many extended family members including dear cousins Susan Garris and Debbie Bybee and their families. He will be missed by a large group of friends, especially close friend Mary Rooks McMahon. We would like to thank Anida Thomas for the dedicated care and support she gave to Jim.
The best way to remember Jim is to donate to programs that promote independence and job skills for people with disabilities, hire a disabled individual or just give folks a hand up when you can.
A graveside service will be held at 1 pm, Saturday, February 10, 2024 at Evergreen Cemetery. Feel free to wear your favorite jeans in Jim’s honor.