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Subject: Willie Carr / N4XE is now SK

Message: Willie Carr/N4XE USACA number 37 is now SK January 24, 2018 Willie Auburn Carr Sr., 91, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Preceded by the love of his life and married 71 years, Onnie Mae McFarland Carr; and son Jack Allen Carr. Willie, a veteran of the United States Navy (torpedo bomber and radioman in World War II) met and married Onnie in 1946. He laid the first t.v. cable in the Covington area, worked in radio for many years leading him to bring his family to Roanoke in 1966, working for WFIR AM, then retiring from General Electric. All the while, Onnie took care of their children and home. When their last child graduated high school, Onnie became a CNA and private duty nurse. Upon her retirement, Willie and Onnie enjoyed many years together with frequent trips for Florida, helping raise two of their granddaughters, Lynne and Maeghan, and rides on the parkway. Willie, a long time active Ham radio operator eventually helped Onnie become a licensed operator. Going to meetings and activities and their favorite, the fox hunt together. Left behind to cherish the memories are two sons, Willie Jr. and Tim; a daughter, Susan (Randy); 10 grandchildren, Jennifer, Robert, Lynne, Maeghan, Rachael, Tonya, Melissa, Karen, Cindi and Shanna; 17 great grandchildren. Serenity Funeral Home handled arrangements. Services are private.

Call: K1SO 1/30/2018

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