CARR HICKORY James Ozborn Carr, II (Jim) August 22, 1941 - May 24, 2012 James Ozborn Carr, II (Jim) died May 24, 2012, at Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley. He was born Aug, 22, 1941, in Wilmington, NC, to James Dickson and Rosalie Watters Carr. He graduated from New Hanover High School in 1959, attended Wilmington College (now the University of North Carolina at Wilmington) for two years, then joined the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed for the most part at Rhein-Main Air Base in Germany. On his discharge in 1966, he returned to Wilmington College in 1967 and graduated in 1968 with a B.A. in business administration. After working briefly for North Carolina National Bank, he became the news director at WHKY TV & TalkRadio in Hickory, working at WHKY in news and in advertising for the rest of his life. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol from age 15, enjoying training cadets in how to fly, and attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was also very active in the Lake Hickory Association for 30 years, helping coordinate the annual Big Sweep clean-up of the Lake. He is survived by his wife, Paula Stockton Carr, his sister, Eugenie Waddell (Genie) Carr of Winston-Salem; his brother- and sister-in-law, Stan and Susan Stockton of Colorado, and their family; and a number of cousins, of whom he was very fond. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 2, at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 726 First Ave., NW, Hickory, NC. The family will receive friends and family following the service, in the Fellowship Hall. Memorials to Jim may be sent to: The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 726 First Ave., NW, Hickory, NC 28601; Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658; and Civil Air Patrol, P.O. Box 1196, Hickory, NC 28603. Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of James Ozborn Carr, II.
Published by Winston-Salem Journal on May 31, 2012.