Charles Edward "Charlie" Carr


Last updated 9/26/2016 at 4:09pm

It is with a sad and heavy heart we are announcing the passing of a great man, Charles “Charlie” Edward Carr Aug. 3, 2016. He was taken from us by a rare disease, amyloidosis. (He’d say, “Look it up.”)

He was born March 31, 1952 in Brevard, to Louis Jr. and Louise Carr. He had two children, Travis Carr (Kathy) and Karri Carr Blalock (Michael). His children went on to give him his pride and joy, his four granddaughters, Bailea and Quinci Blalock and Anna-Claire and Georgia Grace Carr.

He had two brothers, Louis Henry Carr and John Owen Carr, and three sisters, Jane Singletary Nicholson, Carolyn Revels and Mary Frances “Fran” Carr Arnold. He also leaves behind his “adoptive” mother, Leona Dowell; his long-time companion, Sara Champion, and her children, Matthew Champion and Beth (Bryan) Lyons.

In addition, he is survived by numerous aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins, and cherished friends who will miss him greatly.

He was a 1971 graduate of Brevard High School and attended WCU on a football scholarship. He was a member of the National Technical Honor Society. He worked for DuPont/Agfa in Cedar Mountain until its doors closed. Still too young to retire, he inspired us with his work ethic and continued to work full-time in various positions ranging from cabinetmaking to census taking.

He loved football in all varieties, learning about everything he could, building things that needed to be built, eating great dinners out, traveling, and doing it all with his family and friends.

The public invited to join the family for a time of remembering him and his wonderful life, Oct. 1, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Christ Covenant Church, 48 Tip-Top Road (across from Sav-Mor).

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you spend some time volunteering for the youth of the county as he did for so many years. If you don’t have the time, then find a child in need of something like equipment for a sport or materials for a project and help with that need. A donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County may also be made in his name. He’d really have liked that.

Online condolences may be left at

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory are caring for the family.


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