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Clyde E. Carr, Sr.  

Clyde E. Carr, Sr.
“Opa”

January 28, 1937 – December 12, 2013

Clyde E. Carr, Sr., age 76, of Newark, DE, beloved husband, father, and “Opa,” passed away after a brief illness on Thursday, December 12, 2013.
Born in Elkton, Maryland on January 28, 1937, Clyde was a son of the late Ralph W. Carr and Mary Ceolia Rice Carr Fink. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force from 1954 to 1974 as an aerospace ground equipment specialist. Clyde then began working in the fiberglass industry and was one of the founding owners of R.L. Moore Co., which later became Composites U.S.A., located in North East, MD.
He was a member of VFW Post 8185 of Port Deposit, MD and of American Legion Post 194 of Rising Sun, MD, and a life member of the NRA. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Clyde was happiest in the company of his family, and adored backyard barbecues and crabbing with his grandchildren, whom he affectionately called his “dumplings.” He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be dearly missed.
Clyde is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Anna (Anneliese) Wilking Carr; sons, Clyde E. Carr, Jr. and wife Christine of New London, PA and Kenneth C. Carr and wife Emily of Eliot, ME; brother, Ralph (Pinky) Carr and wife Katherine of Conowingo, MD; brothers-in-law, Karl Wilking and family and Volker Schaefer and family, both of Germany; sister-in-law, Christa Brandstaedter and family of Germany; and his 7 “dumplings,” Nicole, Annemarie, Michelle, Allison, Kaitlin, Connor, and Sarah.
Friends may call from 5 pm until 7 pm on Wednesday evening, December 18, 2013 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Thursday morning, December 19, 2013, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
Flowers will be appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899 or to Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101 Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. Robert Leone, December 17, 2013

    Clyde is a great man, loving husband, and amazing father. He was a strong influence on me for joining the USAF. I am proud I served and happy to have known him and was his friend. I love you uncle Clyde. You are in a better place now and happy you are not feeling any pain. You will be sorely missed by many. I love you.

    Love Rob “young Man”

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  2. Pam Anderson Bryant & Butch Bryant, December 17, 2013

    To the Carr family,
    Our thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with each one of you as you grieve the loss of your, husband, your father and your grandfather. Clyde was my cousin and I know I too will be grieving the loss of a wonderful and caring man. If he was your friend he would give you the shirt off of his back should you need one. His family meant the world to him. He was so proud of each and every one of them. I will always remember the backyard Barbecue’s as he loved having his family and friend’s surrounding.

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  3. Rick, Kim, Nate & Family, December 17, 2013

    To the Carr Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. We have had the pleasure the past couple of years to have gotten to know Opa and what a wonderful man, husband, father and grandfather he was to you all. He has a very special place in our hearts, especially our son Nate who has had the pleasure of taking part of the family summer crabbing time and spending time with the whole family during New Years. I believe he will be always be watching over you all. God will give your family the strength you need during this time. We send our love to you all.

    Love – The Chamblee Family (Rick, Kim, Nate, Zech, & Kyle)

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  4. Robbie,Aiko,MEME,Peanut, December 18, 2013

    clyde you and I had alot of good times together,fishing,hunting,having partysand just raising hell in general.youalways treated my daughter and grandson like they were your own.they loved you with all their heart.
    Aiko and I love you dearly and we really enjoyed you company every chance we got. Our beloved friend you are not gone you are only resting for awhile because you will reman in our hearts for ever,we will see you
    later so long for now.

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  5. Manuela,Ulrich Wilking&Family,December 19. 2013, December 19, 2013

    To our Family in the USA, we love and we are with you on this Day, all our thoughts are around you and a wonder full Person, where left us for ever. Uncle Clyde, we will never for get you, you will stay in our Hearts, full of Love and forgiveness for others, that`s you,a strong men with great Personality
    We are all proud,to walk on your side, but your Spirit stay with us forever.

    The Wilking Family

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