In Loving Memory

Eddie J. Carr

August 14, 1952 - October 9, 2019

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Eddie James Carr, 67, a native of Wilmer, AL and a resident of Stockton, AL, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.

Eddie was a graduate of Mary G. Montgomery High School and Faulkner State College with a degree in criminal justice.  He served in the US Navy. Eddie was a police officer for the Mobile Police Department for 36 years. For over 20 years he was a member of the AHSAA (Alabama High School Athletic Association) and was a high school referee official.  He was named Official of the year for the Southwest District for 2018 and AHSAA State Official of the year for the State of Alabama in 2018.  He also had numerous other awards that he has been given throughout his life.  Eddie wrote and published three books. In his spare time, he loved to go hunting, fishing, traveling and watching and attending Alabama College Football games.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert O. Carr of Semmes, AL; grandparents, Elbert Ray Howell and Ann Howell and Offie Carr and Molly Carr, of Wilmer, AL.

Eddie is survived by his wife, Natasha Carr; his son, Eddie Bryan Carr (Devon Aaron Carr) and granddaughter, Brynn Olivia Carr, of PA; stepdaughter, Michelle Phillips of FL and stepson, Leiden Luthor of CA; parents, Orville James Carr and Helen Deloris Howell Carr of Wilmer, AL; siblings, Debbie Carr McLaughlin (Henry) of Wilmer, AL, Margie Carr Roache (Billy) of Theodore, AL, Helen D. Parmer of Wilmer, AL and Charlie R. Carr of Lucedale, MS; along with nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at First Baptist Church Tillman’s Corner, 5660 Three Notch Rd, Mobile, AL 36619 at 11:15 a.m.  The family will receive family and friends before the service for a time of visitation from 9:30 – 11:15 a.m.   Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 34904 State Highway 225, Spanish Fort, AL 36577.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to Covenant Hospice, 1040 Stanton Road, Suite D, Daphne, AL 36526, as they took such wonderful care of Eddie while he was in their care.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com.  Hughes Funeral Home, 7591 American Way, Daphne, AL, is handling the services for the Carr Family.

8 Comments

  1. Lena Miller

    It is with a heavy heart I say farewell to a sweet, loving nephew but with gladness I say I will see you in a little while! Eddie was a good man who served others his entire life. He was blessed to share his latter days here on earth with the love of his life. I offer sincere condolences to her and all the family and pray God will grant added strength to all. I love you all.

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    • Foncie Bullard

      I am so sad to hear of the passing of Sergeant Eddie Carr. I got to know Sarge when he generously allowed me to attend several “bombproofing” clinics with Mobile’s mounted patrol aboard my silly mare, Shelby . And with the kindness, patience and good humor of Sergeant Carr and the other trainers, Shelby and I actually graduated. What first put me at ease with Sarge were his twinkling and always smiling eyes. As many others who are saddened by his death, we came to love, admire, respect, and appreciate his fair but firm leadership. I too am happy that he finished his life strong and with the love of his life. If I mind my P’s and Q’s I know I will see him and ride with him again one day. I believe that all of God’s creatures go to Heaven and I’m sure he and my Shelby have already reconnected. Hey Sarge, do you mind keeping her tuned up for me for when I finally make my journey? Eddie Carr, know that you are loved and missed by so many, many people. I thank God that I had the privilege of knowing you.

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    • Howard E. Waters

      Eddie, was not only My Shop Steward when I worked at Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding, but was the 1st Officer on the scene with His Training Officer Nolan Ramsey at My 1st Felony Arrest. God Bless Eddie & His Family.

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  2. Karyn & Douglas Nelson

    Our condolences to the Carr Family. Although we are far away, you are in our thoughts every daily. We are very saddened and sorry for your loss. May Eddie rest in peace. Sending big hugs and love from Wisconsin.

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  3. Kevin Thompson

    A great man and police Sergeant, I enjoyed working and hunting with my friend. The family is in my prayers.

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  4. Amelda

    Rest In Peace my wonderful friend. You were such an amazing friend and person. I will cherish our friendship forever 🙏

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  5. George and Susan Survillo

    I first met Sgt. Eddie Carr in 2005 when I, along with four Boston Police Mounted Officers (and our mounts) came to Mobile, Alabama to assist with crowd control during the Mardi Gras celebrations.

    From the first time I shook hands with Eddie I knew that before me stood a very special man! An instant friendship based on mutual respect and admiration not only emanated but crew and flourished through the years.

    For the past 15 years I’ve had the privilege and honor of working with Eddie as mounted police instructors – I cherish and appreciate his friendship, wisdom, and many talents more than words can describe.

    As I sit here thinking and writing about the many memories and stories, I hurtfully realize just how much he will be missed.
    Grief and sadness are setting in…so I end this with;

    Rest in peace my friend, my colleague, my brother…

    Sergeant Commander Eddie J. Carr (Ret.)
    Mobile Police Mounted Unit

    I salute you…until we meet again!

    VECHNAY PAMYAT!

    Sergeant Commander George Survillo (Ret.)
    Boston Police Mounted Unit

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  6. Kathileen

    Rest In Peace my dear friend. Lots of memories and laughs. You where one of a kind. You will be sorely missed!! Fly high your free now

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