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William Robert ‘Bill’ Carr Jr.

Mr. William Robert ‘Bill’ Carr Jr. of 5020 Clarkton Road, Nathalie died Monday, May 27, 2013, at his home. He was born in Danville on March 11, 1934 and was 79 years old.  He was the son of the late William Robert Carr Sr. and Ruth Esther Owen Carr and was married to Mary Katherine West Carr.  He was a retired farmer, a member of Ellis Creek Baptist Church, a graduate of Virginia Tech, active member of the AARP, the South Boston – Halifax County YMCA, was a US Army veteran, founding member of the Triangle Volunteer Fire Department, a founding member of the Mt. Laurel Pool Association, was a member of the Clarkton Hunt Club and was an avid fisherman.

In addition to his wife, survivors include one daughter, Mary K. Carr of Wilmington, Del.; two son, William R. ‘Bert’ Carr III and fiance Stephanie Douglas Hall of Nathalie, and Hugh Edward Carr and wife Susan of Falls Church; one sister, Patsy Ruth Carr Reese of Scottsburg; two grandsons, John Robert Carr and Peter Edward Carr; and one sister-in-law, Julia Ann West Nichols of Halifax.

A funeral service will be held at Ellis Creek Baptist Church on Friday, May 31, 2013, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dib Mills conducting the service.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 7 to 8:30 and other times at his home.

For memorials consider Ellis Creek Baptist Church, c/o Kenneth Crews, Treasurer, 3115 Clarkton Road, Nathalie, VA 24577 or Triangle Vol. Fire Department, 1051 Morton’s Ferry Road, Nathalie, VA 24577.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.