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William A. "Bill" Carr, 86, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.
Born in Cairo, GA, a son of the late William A. and Ethel Lewis Carr, Mr. Carr was a graduate of Erskine College and received his Masters degree from the University of Georgia. He was head football coach at Liberty High School, Easley High School and Spartanburg High School from 1948 to 1980 and served as Mayor of Easley from 1983 until 1999. Mr. Carr was on the Board of Directors of Peoples National Bank and a member of First Baptist Church, Spartanburg.
He was National High School Coach of the Year (1978), received the Order of the Palmetto (1978), and was inducted into the South Carolina Coaches Athletic Hall of Fame (1994). He was also in the Easley High School Athletic Hall of Fame as well as the City of Easley Civic Hall of Fame. In 1999 he received the Silver Crescent.
Surviving are his wife of sixty-three years, Doris Lewis Carr of the home; two daughters, Pam Carr of Greenville and Kitty C. Smith and husband, Steve, of Spartanburg; two grandsons, Brandon Smith and Alex Smith; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Carr was predeceased by a brother and one half-brother and by a sister and two half-sisters.
Funeral services will be at 4:00 PM Thursday at First Baptist Church, Easley with Rev. Dr. John Adams and Mr. Rut Galloway officiating. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery in Liberty.
Former coaches and players of Liberty High School, Easley High School and Spartanburg High School are asked to serve as Honorary Escorts at the service.
The body is at Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road, Easley and will be placed in the church at 1:30 PM Thursday where the family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:45 PM in the church narthex, prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303 or to Meals-On-Wheels, 419 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29304.
The family is at the residence.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road, Easley which is assisting the family.
Published in The Greenville News on May 16, 2012