Charles Thomas Carr

April 1, 1938 ~ July 26, 2019 (age 81)


Mr. Charles Thomas Carr, age 81, a veteran and long time resident of Athens, TN, passed away Friday morning, July 26 at Wood Presbyterian Home in Sweetwater, TN.
Mr. Carr, more commonly known to friends and family as Charlie, was born April 1, 1938 in Sparta, TN to the late Roy Ray and Mary Belle Pennington Carr. Charlie proudly served his country in the United States Navy, receiving the Trusty Shellback Certificate from the Imperium Neptuni Regis. He went on to have a 50 plus year career in insurance sales in Athens, TN and surrounding areas.  Charlie was of Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by sisters Lyda Daniels, Bessie Jo Stewart, Jean Bradley; his brother, David Carr, and two infant brothers Billy and Jimmy.
Survivors include

  • His wife of 58 years, Helen Carlile Carr of Athens,  
  • Two sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Serena Carr of Riceville and Darryl and Carla Jo Carr of Riceville.
  • Also included are 5 grandchildren, Elizabeth Calicutt, Joseph Carr, James Carr, Amanda Howard, and Cody Williams, 
  • 7 great-grandchildren, Matthew Howard, Tucker Carr, Brylei Howard, Davis Calicutt, Adelynn Carr, Marshall Howard, and Lane Calicutt

Funeral services will be conducted 7:00pm Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens, TN with burial in McMinn Memory Gardens, Monday morning July 29, 2019 at 11:00am.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 5-7:00pm at the funeral home.

Services will be officiated by Pete Mullins and Scott Leamon.

Joseph Carr, James Carr, Jamie Howard, Stephen Calicutt, John Rader, and Cody Williams will serve as pallbearers. 

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the nurses, CNAs, and other staff at Wood Presbyterian Home for the care they’ve provided Charlie and the family through this difficult time.

We will love you forever, Papaw Charlie.

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Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of the arrangements.

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July 28, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home
521 N. Jackson Street
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
July 28, 2019

7:00 PM
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home
521 N. Jackson Street
Athens, TN 37303

Graveside Service
July 29, 2019

11:00 AM
McMinn Memory Gardens
1739 County Road 560
Athens, TN 37303

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