Dr. Charles R. Carr, 68, of Jonesboro died Friday, December 6, 2013 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center. He has lived in Jonesboro for 38 years, moving here from Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Carr was a member of the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. He received his BA in philosophy from Colorado State University, his MA and PHD from the University of Arizona. Dr. Carr was the retired department chair for the English and Philosophy Department at Arkansas State University. One of Chuck’s proudest achievements was building the Philosophy program. When Chuck became chair of the English, Philosophy, and Languages in 1979, he was the only philosophy professor at ASU. The Department now has several philosophers. Chuck’s proudest accomplishment was his Viet Nam memoir. It was published by Stackpole Books in 2012. It is entitled Two One Pony. At his death he had completed his first draft of a novel set on a university campus. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ada Carr and his father, Raymond Carr.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Becky Carr of the home; brother, Jerry Carr of Greeley, Colorado; sisters Mary Budin of Sterling, Colorado, Lola Molnar of Golden, Colorado, and Mili Campbell of Arvada, Colorado.
A memorial service will be 11:00 Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church with Father Jesse Perkins officiating. A committal service will immediately follow the service. Visitation will be from 6- 8 Tuesday night at St. Mark’s. Honorary pallbearers are active and retired members of the ASU Department of English and Philosophy.
For lasting memorials, please consider the ASU Philosophy Scholarship Fund, PO Box 1890, State University, Arkansas 72467, or St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.