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Charles Thomas Carr

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.

Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycockhobbs.com/notices/Charles-Carr. 

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

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So sorry for your loss Ray. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Teresa Smith Barnett Aug 2 2019 12:00 AM

Ray, I'm so sorry about the loss of your Dad. I know from our conversations how much he meant to you. My prayers will continue for you and your family.

Bill Sikes Jul 30 2019 12:00 AM

Thinking of your family you are in our prayers Brian & Becky Shell

Becky Shell Jul 29 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Carr

James and Betty Duerr Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

I met Charlie when we were in our 40s through a mutual friend Bryan Burgess who had grown up with Charlie and Joe Pat. Over the next few years I got to relive Charlies childhood through the many childhood stories that were told. I consider knowing Charlie a rare gift and look forward to more of those fun stories when we meet again. Love you Charlie,

Dave clemens Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss

Jim jones hes wife was mine and my sisters baby sitter years ago Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

Charlie Carr was a gentleman and a scholar. He was one of the nicest guys I ever met. He knew a lot about insurance and was always willing to help others. Sympathy is extended to his family. (Barry Self, Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville)

Barry Self Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

A Grandmother's Garden Remembered was ordered on July 28, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Janet, Craig and Emmy Benton Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

We are keeping you in our prayers during this difficult time

George and Yvonne Jellison Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

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