He was born in Johnson City on April 15, 1941, to Marion R. and Pauline Y. Carr.
Butch was a US Navy veteran and the owner of Butch Carr's Toy Store and Young's Warehouse.
He was a longtime, active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church until his illness.
He was a proud member of both the Washington County Republican Party and B.P.O.E. (Elks) Lodge 825 where he was very involved with children's activities, running the Hoop Shoot contests for boys and girls aged 6-12 for many years, and helping with the Coy Trivette Shoe Fund that provided shoes for Washington County children in need of shoes. He also volunteered his time to assist with applications for Elk's Scholarships and Elk's Nursing Scholarships. A self-described humorist, Butch truly enjoyed making people laugh through jokes, pranks, stories, anecdotes and tall tales.
Mr. Carr was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Julia Grace Avery Jensen.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Harriette Cheek Carr; daughter, Aneita Gayle Carr of Johnson City; son, Cullen Blaine Carr of Asheville, NC; son, John Carr (Kayla) of Kingston Springs, Tennessee; sister Joanne (Jack) Haga, Lexington, Kentucky; and niece Cynthia Sugg, Maryville, TN. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Sandra Cheek of Lexington, SC, and niece Wende Miller of Gaston, SC, nephew Charles Cullen Cheek III (Dana) of Columbia, SC, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church on Sunset Drive on Sunday, April 7th at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Paul Helphinstine officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 pm Sunday prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Coy Trivette Shoe Fund, Elks Lodge 825 P.O. Box 315 Johnson City, TN 37605; or the Veterans Memorial in Johnson City, TN, Johnson City/Washington County Veterans Memorial, P.O. Box 3594, Johnson City, TN 37602.
Condolences may be sent to the Carr family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 753-3821