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Carroll Justis

February 24, 1952 ~ May 30, 2020 (age 68)


Mr. Carroll Brown Justis, son of E. Carroll Justis and Marie Brown Justis, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020.

At the beginning of Carroll’s working life he was a farmer, raising broilers for Holly Farms, and later, for Tyson Foods. During this time he also prepared and shipped fresh string beans to Boston and Canada. In later years, he established several subdivisions in the Parksley-Greenbush area, including Pancho Villa, which was his last project. Carroll’s real estate development aspirations were inspired by his determination to provide land and housing for those who otherwise could not afford it.

Carroll enjoyed traveling, especially to Mexico, where he had a home for a number of years. He also enjoyed gardening, collecting antiques, and maintaining his various properties. In death, Carroll became a philanthropist, establishing a trust to provide scholarships to Accomack County students who wish to attend James Madison University.

He is survived by his companion of 33 years, Marshall Poulson; two sisters; one nephew; and various cousins.

At his request, no services were held, and his ashes were sprinkled at the Grinnalds Farm, where he lived.

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