Nicholas “Nick” Hudson Carroll
Nicholas “Nick” Hudson Carroll, 32 years of age, who resided in Fayetteville, NC, passed on to heaven on January 21,2022 in a fatal motorcycle accident. The accident took place in the town of Fayetteville.
Nick was born on Thursday, December 14,1989 at Maria Parham Hospital in Henderson, NC. His mother is Judy Hudson Carroll of Oxford, NC. His father is Herbert Bradley Carroll of Four Oaks, NC. His older brother is James Bradley “Brad” Carroll of Ridgecrest, California. His sister is Jodie Dare Carroll Harris of Oxford, NC.
Nick spent his building block years at pre-school at Vance Granville Community College with the precious director, Denise Gill, along with Kathy Hart, Kathy Hughes, Mrs. Durham and Miss Harris who nurtured him like mothers. Miss Harris would say “Nick is absolutely the smartest child I have ever taught in my career and he is such the peace-maker.”
He spent his years in kindergarten- 5th grade at Dabney Elementary under the leadership of Dr. Mike Putney who guided Nick with his love and grace. Many teachers influenced his growth and development into the best all around citizen. Mrs. Vicki Deal inspired his love for History and lighthouses and Science as she taught him to open his mind wide in kindergarten. Sherry Frazier was his beloved teacher who inspired Nick to reach for the stars in Reading in second grade.
Nick started playing t-ball in kindergarten and showed great athletic skills. He also started soccer when he was four years old along with his passion for the swim team. One of his greatest childhood memories was swimming in a competition at an Olympic size pool at Chapel Hill.
As a child, he loved dinosaurs and could name them all and their habitats. Animal Planet was his only channel on T.V.
Nick made a giant step in kindergarten. He decided to follow Jesus and was baptized along with his sister. He was always a very spiritual thinker at such a young age. His favorite saying at this age was “Face Your Fear”. He would say that God told him that message. He was very active in Bible School, Mission Friends and the handbell choir.
Blaine Clark, his fifth- grade teacher, still has a picture on his desk of Nick, Mr. Clark and Morrison Lloyd accepting the Rocketeer award over 21 years ago. Mr. Clark said “I loved that kid. He had so much energy and a great sense of humor. I still remember he would get that twinkle in his blue eyes when I would joke with him or catch him doing something mischievous.
We moved to Clayton in August of 2001. His junior high years were spent at Clayton Middle School. Nick loved basketball and soccer and played for 10 years. He was presented with an award plaque for being the ball boy for his big sister’s soccer team for four years.
Nick spent his high school years at Clayton High School in Clayton. He had a passion in high school for modeling, volunteering to train youngsters in gymnastics, training youth after school at the YMCA, detailing cars and training in dirt bike riding. He also worked for a veterinarian to explore his love for animals.
Nick graduated from Johnston Community College Middle College in 2007. He explored his career options in sales at Deacon Jones in Smithfield and a bike shop in Wilson, NC where he was offered a position at 21 years old to open and manage a new bike shop in Fayetteville, NC in 2014. After a few months in sales, he discovered his creativity in design for remodeling and flipping houses. He started his own business in remodeling and designing fliphouses. He has a natural gift and an eye for design and construction. He could dream a design, plan and just build it from a picture in his mind. He had so many God given talents, such as his natural ability to fix anything.
His favorite hobby was riding his motorcycle which nurtured his “free spirit”, but he always found his way back home. His other hobbies were deer hunting, squirrel hunting, turkey hunting and fishing in a lake or in the ocean. When he was in the woods he would say “I can breathe”. Nick felt close to his heavenly father in the woods where he could breathe in peace.
His greatest and most divine moments were spent with his three children, Colton (10), Harper (7) and Aubri (5). They spent many weekends riding a caravan of four wheelers, a golfcart and a go cart through the trails in the woods at MiMi’s down to the creek to swim in the creek. Nick took them all on moonlight rides on the golfcart through the woods only to stop and have them view and cherish the stars and God’s constellations. Nick and Colton spent many early mornings and afternoons hunting deer and hunting squirrels with the squirrel dogs. The children always looked forward to sitting around the burn barrel roasting marshmallows and making S’mores. Nick wanted his children to fall in love with God’s woods and nature and soak it up completely.
Nick and his children have precious memories of adventures on Holt’s Lake at B.C.’s house. They spent hours of fun in the sun with B.C. pulling them on the tube behind the pontoon boat and jumping off the diving board. They all loved to catch fish with net at the boat ramp and have sleep overs. Popcorn was the favorite treat because B.C. made the best popcorn ever.
Nick did have a free spirit with a BIG heart that reached to all those who needed attention and help. His God given talent was the ability to read people and their innermost feelings and counsel then with the utmost empathy. His trusting soul brought him many challenging circumstances but he always managed to bring good out of every situation. He NEVER gave up on anyone no matter how hard. He is and always will be ready to save any lost soul. He has a divine spirit that magnetizes all ages to him. He lived by his favorite quote “Always be the better person”.
Nick made many contributions to his community by participating in fundraisers. Along with the Wingmen Bikers Club, Nick helped to promote brotherhood and community service by cooking for fundraisers and participating in the Wingmen’s Toy Drive for children. Behind the scenes he was splitting and chopping wood to provide heat for the elderly. He did many construction projects for senior citizens at no cost and provided financial assistance to those in need.
Nick is survived by his mother, Judy Hudson Carroll of Oxford, NC; his father Herbert “Bradley” Carroll of Four Oaks, NC; his older brother, James Bradley Carroll “Brad” of Ridgecrest, California; his sister Jodie Dare Carroll Harris of Oxford, NC; his son Colton Parker Carroll, his oldest daughter Harper Nicole Carroll of Clayton, NC and his youngest daughter, Aubrielle Alexis Carroll of Fayetteville, NC.
A celebration of Nick’s life will be held in a few months at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a trust fund for his three children once it is established.
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