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“Very sorry about the loss of your father Rex. May he be at peace in Heaven, and may Heaven be a lot like Ireland. Dave Williams ”
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“Your father will be deeply missed. He was a kind and soft spoken man, and our memory of him sailing on the river and gardening watching him create...Read More »
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“Jim Carr was one of the nicest men I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. I feel he was a foundation to our community, Portobago Bay. He will be...Read More »
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“I am very fortunate to have known Jim. I purchased his family residence in Bay Shore where he came to visit. He was a great man, who produced a great...Read More »
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James Arthur Carr, 90, of Port Royal, Virginia, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2017, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, he attended Campbell College before joining William Liddell & Co., the family Irish Linen Manufacturing business. He became the General Manager of the New York City office. In 1963 he moved his family to Sarasota, Florida, where he opened Beech-Carr Linens on St. Armands Key. He retired to Port Royal, Virginia, in 1989.

Jim was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Beech Carr. He is survived by his eight children: James Carr (Pat), William Carr, David Carr (Elizabeth), Valerie Carr McNamara (Richard), Cynthia Carr Lynch (James), Steve Carr, Rex Carr (Gina) and Adam Carr; his eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

From a young age, Jim was an avid golfer, reader, photographer, philatelist (stamp collector), glider pilot and had a keen appreciation for music and the arts. After retiring, Jim continued to work part time as grounds keeper for the Portabago Bay Association until he was 86. In addition, he enjoyed designing and building sets and props for the Metropolitan School of the Arts, Alexandria Virginia.
Arrangements by Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green, Virginia. There will be no local services.