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George Watts Carr, Jr.

Posted By Hall-Wynne On July 29, 2006 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

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

Condolences for the family of “George Watts Carr, Jr.”

Condolence from Rep. Bernard Allen on August 1st, 2006 12:00 am

My wife Vivian and I extend our deepest sympathy to the Carr Family on the loss of their father, brother and friend. He and I had served together on the NCCU Trustee Board and I had great admiration and respect for him and all he did in the Durham Community and throughout the state. He will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Elias J. Torre on August 1st, 2006 12:00 am

With profound sadness I extend love and prayers to all the Carrs from the entire Torre family at the loss of dear Watts. We shall miss his upbeat, energetic, and loving personality in Durham and at the beach. We are most definitely richer for having had Watts, Ihrie, and Ruth in our lives. We shall each miss them.
With love,

Condolence from Robb & Susan Teer on August 2nd, 2006 12:00 am

To the Carr Family: Susan and I were saddend to hear of Watts death. I enjoyed working with him at Southland and Research Triangle Park. I enjoyed growing up with your family on Beverly Drive. Please accept our deepest sympathy and concern. Robb & Susan Teer

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