Albert Lee "Pete" Carr, 79, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Sunday morning, April 21, 2013, at Cortland Acres at Thomas. He had been in declining health for the past three years.
He was born Wednesday April 11, 1934, at Bowden, a son of the late Albert Lee Carr and Florence Summerfield Carr.
On May 31, 1957, at Ellicott, Md., he was married to the former Bessie Lee White, who survives at Parsons. They had celebrated 55 years of marriage.
Also surviving are one son, Donald Ray "Duck" Carr and wife, Rachel, of Parsons; three daughters, Carol Ann Wolford and husband, Ed, of Mt. Zion, Carolyn Lee Shahan and companion, Dwight Bright, of Hendricks, and Donna Mae Morrison and husband Kenneth, "K.C.", of Parsons; five brothers, Keith Carr and wife, Delores, of Ellenboro, Richard Carr and wife, Louise, of Dailey, Clarence Carr and wife, Pat, of Clinton, Ohio, Neal Carr and wife, Charlotte, of Triadelphia and Doil Carr and wife, Nancy, of Durbin; three sisters, Bonnie White of Valley Bend, Janet Fox of Virginia Beach, Va., and Evelyn Sipe of Valley Bend; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Akright; and two grandsons.
He attended the schools of Randolph County. He first worked in a logging camp, and then worked for the National Can Company of Baltimore, Md. He returned to Parsons, where he was a former employee of the Kingsford Charcoal Company. He retired at a machine operator for the West Virginia Dept. of Highways with 31 1/2 years of service. He was an avid hunter and loved to camp.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home parlor on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. Rev. Pat Cassidy will officiate and interment will follow at the Bethel Cemetery at Holly Meadows.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Albert Lee "Pete" Carr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at, www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.