James Ozborn Carr II
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.
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I am so sad to hear of Jim's passing. He was an inspiration to people all across North Carolina, especially Big Sweep volunteers. He was a Big Sweep County Coordinator for 16 years, and we all are going to miss him, his stories and experiences. We are all better people for knowing him.
Judy Bolin, NC Big Sweep President
May 31, 2012
It was my pleasure and honor to have known Jim. One of his many and perhaps lesser known qualities was his passion for the environment. He was a great environmental steward with many efforts on behalf of Lake Hickory in particular. Many of us will continue to enjoy the water quality improvements in our region, in part because of Jim's efforts over several decades, with the Lake Hickory Association, NC Big Sweep, The Catawba River Study Committee, etc..
Tony G
May 31, 2012
Paula, so sorry to hear. Jim was loved by many people and I had the greatest respect for him. Arthur
Arthur Parker, LTC CAP
May 31, 2012
My Condolences, God Bless and Comfort all who knew Jim.

WB4TLO Silent Key

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Lee Hatfield Jr
May 31, 2012
Jim had a zest for life and was such a great person. Paula, you're in my prayers as well as those who loved Jim. ~Amanda Huffman (Vale, NC)
Amanda Huffman
May 29, 2012
Paula, I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that you and your family will find comfort and peace at this most difficult time.
Betty McGee
May 26, 2012
Paula, just learned about Jimmy. Have fond memories of growing up together in Wilmington. Will miss the occasional visits when I saw him at the ferry.
George Cotchett
May 26, 2012
My deepest sympathy,I cared a lot about Jim. He was always kind and positive. I feel very honored to have known him,and towards the end being able to return his kindness by caring for him. Paula remember he is not suffering any more,it's the ones left here that are suffering from his loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rachelle Fawcett
May 25, 2012
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