Ernest J. "Sonny" Carr, 69, a resident of the Bretz Community near Parsons, passed from this life Monday afternoon, Sept. 1, 2014, in Davis Medical Center in Elkins. He had been in his usual health, and death was unexpected.
Sonny was born Thursday, Dec. 14, 1944 near Parsons, a son of the late Harley Ernest Carr and Texie Agnes Long Carr.
On June 26, 1965, in Parsons, he married the former Donna Ruth Goss, who
Also left to cherish Sonny's memory are three daughters, Jeana Holbert and husband, Warren, of Virginia Beach, Va., Julie Bright and husband, Eldred Kipp, of Parsons and Holly Ferguson and husband, Timothy, of Belington; one brother, Harold W. Carr and wife, Carol, of Dale City, Va.; five sisters, Betty Mullenex of Montrose, Phyllis Simmons of Parsons, Ruby Wingfield of Valley Bend, Carol Sue Helmick of Kerens and Lois Wratchford and husband, Tom, of Parsons; 10 grandchildren, Zachary Carr, Nicholas Carr, Ryan Rossi, Jennifer Rossi, Theodore "Koda" Leshen, Daniel Tyler Moore, Brandon Bright, Danielle Elizabeth "Paige" Moore, Caitlyn Holbert and Jeremy Mesa; and several nieces and nephews.
Sonny attended the schools of Tucker County. He graduated at the top of his class at the Norfolk Technical Center on his way to becoming a stone mason. He had also worked for Consolidated Coal at Laurel Run. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and his dogs, Cody and Carly. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Visitation will be conducted at Summerfield Funeral Home in Parsons Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel Friday, Sept. 5, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Allen Crosten will officiate, and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made, in Sonny's memory, to The Tucker County Animal Shelter, 586 Brooklyn Heights, Parsons, WV 26287, The First Baptist Church of Parsons, 227 Water St., Parsons, WV 26287, or Helping Hand (Food Bank), 101 First St., Parsons, WV 26287. Summerfield Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for Ernest J. "Sonny" Carr. Send online condolences to the family at www.summerfieldfuneralhome.com.