Mr. John Perry Carruth, Jr., age 87, of Rome, GA, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at his residence.

Mr. Carruth was born on July 29, 1935, son of the late John Perry Carruth, Sr. and the late Geneva Smith Carruth. He was a graduate of Gadsden High School as well as Jacksonville State University, where he was a founding member of the Jacksonville State “Marching Southerners”. Mr. Carruth was the Band Director at East Rome High School, was a founding member of the 8th Regiment Band, and served as conductor of the Rome Symphony Orchestra. He was a true music lover, an American History buff, and loved anything with a motor, especially motorcycles.  Mr. Carruth was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church and was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Carruth, and by a grandson, Adam Cleveland.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Broadwell Carruth, Rome, GA; a son, Russell Carruth (Stacy), Rome, GA; 3 daughters, Sharon Cleveland (Scott), Cedartown, GA, Jeanne Mann (Robby), Armuchee, GA, and Sandra Page (Steven), Cartersville, GA; 3 grandchildren, Samantha Cleveland (Eric Smith), Zack Mann and Stephanie Page.

A memorial Service will be held at 2pm on Sunday, November 20, 2022, in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel. Dr. Casey Thomas will deliver the eulogy.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 12:30pm until service time at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions be made to the JSU Foundation for the Marching Southerners c/o Ken Bodiford, 700 Pelham Road, N, 312 Mason Hall, Jacksonville, AL, 36265 or www.jsu.edu/giving then scroll down to donate to the Marching Southerners.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel has charge of the arrangements.