Aaron Joe Carroll, age 83, of Hickory, NC, passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at Caldwell UNC Health, Lenoir, NC. Born in Watauga County, NC, he was a son of the late Raymond Joseph Carroll and Maude Moody Carroll. Mr. Carroll was a (Public) Elementary School Teacher. Surviving are his sister, Enid Coffey of Hudson, NC; niece Lynn Hodges (Marc) of Myrtle Beach, SC; great niece, Meredith Friga (Paul) of Durham, NC and great-great nephew, Nicholas Friga of Durham, NC. Graveside services for Aaron Joe Carroll will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 31st at Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens, Boone, NC. Online condolences may be shared at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Carroll family.