David Paul Carr
by Kim Swindell Wood | October 11, 2017 8:54 am
David Paul Carr, 77, a longtime business owner and mechanic in Sparta, passed away Oct. 5, 2017, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Mr. Carr was born Jan. 8, 1940, in Sparta, to Roy Ray Carr and Mary Belle Pennington Carr.
After 10 years as a mechanic at Thomas Industries, he went on to own and operate service stations in Sparta for nearly 30 years. He was active in the community, coaching in different youth athletic leagues for many years.
Mr. Carr was a member of First Baptist Church and an avid fan of the University of Tennessee Volunteers. He was a member of Myers-Zollicoffer Camp 1990 of the SCV, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, David Matthew Carr; sisters, Lyda Daniels, Bessie Jo Stewart, Jean Bradley; and two infant brothers, Billy and Jimmy.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Carolyn Rollins Carr, of Sparta; two sons, Paul (Lynn) Carr, of Princeton, West Virginia, Greg (Susan) Carr, of Mooresville, North Carolina; grandchildren, Jeffrey Carr, Bryce Carr, Kimberly Carr, Erica Carr, Olivia Carr; and brother, Charles (Helen) Carr, of Athens, Tennessee.
Funeral service was 2 p.m., Oct. 8, 2017, at Hunter Funeral Home, with burial in Highland Cemetery. Brad Walker officiated.
Jeff Stewart, Thomas Rollins, Bobby Rollins, Rex Holman, Sandy Daniels, Ray Carr, and Brian Rollins served as pallbearers.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hunter Funeral Home.