George Watts Carr Jr., 87, long time Durham business and civic leader, died at his residence in Morehead City on Saturday, July 29, 2006, following a brief illness. Carr was born December 6, 1918, the oldest son of George Watts Carr, noted architect, and Amy Winston Carr. Reared in Durham and a 1936 graduate of Durham High School, he was also well known in Morehead City and Atlantic Beach, where he spent his childhood summers and annual vacations.
At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, from which he graduated in 1940, Carr was class vice-president, a member of the varsity basketball team, SAE fraternity, and the Order of Gimghoul. He earned Phi Beta Kappa honors as well and was inducted into the Order of The Grail. The yearbook entry for his senior year identifies him as