Cowboy Glendon Carroll Has Rodeoed All His Life

GLENDON CARROLL, one of rodeo’s greats and Teague cowboy, is shown doing what he did best, riding a fine horse and roping a calf right out of the gate. The former owner of Carroll Lumber Company in Teague, Glendon has always been known for his colorful remarks and his always present trademark cigar.

Glendon Carroll is the epitome of the American Rodeo Cowboy. In his time rodeoing he has won hundreds of buckles, many saddles, and a lot of prize money all across the country. As a young man Glendon rode bulls on the RCA Circuit as well as roping. He and his wife Iva Nicholas Carroll competed in rodeos together as well as his children and grandchildren.

Glendon was born in Freestone County just north of Fairfield in 1933 and has lived here all of his life. He moved to Teague and worked with E.O. Nicholas as a building and roofing contractor. He built many homes in Teague and Fairfield. He married Iva Nicholas in 1954 and had three children, Glendon Ray Carroll, Jr., LaDonna Carroll Turner, and Vicki Carroll Little. He served his country in the United States Army from 1952 until 1955.

Iva?s father, E.O. Nicholas, opened Teague Lumber Company in 1947. Glendon bought Jack?s Manufacturing Company in 1973 and started a cabinet shop. He then bought the lumber company from Iva?s father in 1977 and renamed it Carroll Lumber Company. For many years Glendon and Iva ran Carroll Lumber Company together. Still operating in Teague, Carroll Lumber Company is the oldest company in Teague still owned and operated by a single family. It is now owned and operated by Clint and Kristin Skinner, grandchildren of Mr. Carroll.

Glendon Carroll served as president of the Teague Rodeo Association for 17 years. He is now and has been a member of Texas Senior Pro Rodeo Association for over 25 years and the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association for several years.

Glendon is turning 80 years old this year and does not rodeo anymore but his passion has become his 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

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