Family

Mr. Carr’s family consisted of five brothers, three sisters (he was the second oldest) and two very strict parents. His parents were Evelyn Carr and Orlando Carr. They made sure he always completed his chores and homework while instilling within Mr.Carr the importance of an education . In the 1970’s Mr. Carr started a family of his own and married his late wife. Mr. Carr and his wife first met while going to school together and did not start dating until long after high school. They got married on November 17th, 1973.

 

This is a photo of Mr. Carr and his wife in the mid 1980’s during a trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas.

Photo courtesy of Mr. Garfield Carr.

 

Mr. Carr and his wife attending a company party in the 1990’s.

Photo courtesy of Mr. Garfield Carr.
Raising his family

Mr. Carr made sure that he raised his kids with the same high importance on education that his parents instilled in him. Mr. Carr frequently helped his children with math problems but he noticed there was a difference in the way he did them versus his kids. He worked the problems the way he was taught, but he noticed the way that children were taught math and English had changed since he was in school. Currently Mr. Carr has seven grandkids! He loves attending their different school activities such as football and other sports. He proudly said that his grandkids come to him for advice, especially his granddaughter. In terms of life lessons Mr. Carr has taught them to be respectful, be as independent as they can be and never say they cannot do something without trying it first.

 

 

 

Mr. Carr and his granddaughter (2-3 years old) at town day in Davidson.

 

Photo courtesy of Mr. Garfield Carr.

 

 

Mr. Carr and his granddaughter (same granddaughter pictured previously) before her high school prom.

 

Photo courtesy of Mr. Garfield Carr.