Archie M. Carr of Sweetwater, loving husband, father and PawPaw went home to be with his Lord and Savior at the age of 74 on Feb. 27, 2012, surrounded by his family who loved him deeply. He will be greatly missed but his passion, his strength and his unconditional love for all of us will never be forgotten. Archie leaves behind his loving family and a multitude of friends.
Archie was born on Aug. 20, 1937, in Brookville, Pennsylvania to Archie and Dorothy Carr. On Dec. 7, 1957, Archie became the husband of Mary (Belew) Carr, with whom he shared a beautiful and meaningful 54 years of marriage. Archie and Mary have three children, two daughters, Pam Goates and husband Rusty, Jan Baker and husband Kerry and son, Terry Carr and wife Chris, all who reside in Sweetwater. They have six grandchildren; granddaughters, Cindy Hamlin and husband Chris, Ashley Richard Adames and husband Justin of San Antonio and Brittany Carr of Weatherford; grandsons Steven Goates, Dustin Baker, both of Sweetwater and J.W. Baker of Las Vegas, Nevada. The Carr’s have one great-grandson, James Robert Hamlin who called Archie, Big PawPaw! Archie has a brother and sister, Bill Carr and Dolores Holben of Pennsylvania. He also has a brother-in-law, Billy Belew and wife, Nancy of Sweetwater as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Throughout his life, Archie was community-focused where he coached all levels of baseball teams. He also worked as the maintenance supervisor and electrician for Flintkote Gypsum for over 25 years. He also worked at the Lonestar Cement Plant. He loved to play and watch his son play golf and attended many SHS golf tournaments. He loved Mustang football. He was also a very proud dad and a Pawpaw to two Girl Scouts. He always thought very highly of the importance of academics and after continually encouraging his daughter as a school administrator, he became a substitute school teacher for Sweetwater Independent School District where he loved the kids he taught daily. Each one has a special place in his heart, and he has left a special memory for each life he touched!
Archie was a proud member of First Baptist Church. He loved his church and enjoyed passing out bulletins each Sunday as he got to meet and greet each one who walked through the door. He enjoyed attending the Harmony Bible Study Class where he studied God’s Word with fellow class members. Archie was a Deacon and his passion was to help those in need. He loved his church!
The true passion of his life was his family! He was a true inspiration to each one of us and will be deeply missed. We will always cherish our family outings and holidays together. He was extremely proud of his family and the accomplishments they achieved.
If it is true that all we leave behind is our impact on others, then he has left a gold mine. We will always treasure and remember him. He never met a stranger. Archie was a loving, caring and giving man!
Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, March 1, at McCoy Funeral Home from 6-8:00 p.m. Join us in a celebration of Archie’s life on Friday, March 2, 2012 at First Baptist Church, Sweetwater at 4 p.m. Internment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.