Clyde E. Carr, Sr.
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.