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Retired Chief Deputy Jimmy Carr

Sunset: March 2, 2023

Jimmy Carr, Jr. son of Emma Wright Burgess Walker and James Julious Carr was born December 5, 1935, in Johnsonville, SC. Jimmy is his mother’s only child and at five years old, he and his mother moved to Lake City, SC.

On March 2, 2023, Jimmy entered into eternal rest in Lake City, SC. He preceded in death by his son O’Quinn Speights and his brother Elvin Weaver.

Jimmy received his education in the Public School System of Florence County, Carver Elementary and Carver High School in Lake City, SC. While at Carver High School Jimmy participated and excelled in sports and it eventually landed him in New York at tryouts for a professional baseball team.

Before Jimmy entered his 20th birthday, he accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and became a member of Mt. Clair Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. C B Black, Sr. on Peachtree Street, in Lake City, SC.

His early work was in the Coal and Tobacco Industry ran by T.S. Ragsdale. He also worked in Talon Zipper Manufacturer. Jimmy then began his career in Law Enforcement in 1969, became a Lieutenant in 1976, a Captain in 1982, and was promoted to Chief Deputy of Florence County Sheriff’s Office in 1998. Jimmy retired in 2005 after 36 years of service. He was a long-standing member of Will Do Lodge #322.

Jimmy will be forever loved, cherished, and adored by his loving family, his wife: Leila M. Heyward Carr (57 years) of the home; his sons: Gregory Dicks of Georgia and Jermaine H. (Josette) Carr of Columbia, SC; his daughters: LaChelle J. Carr of Seoul, Korea, L’Amanda B. (Thomas) Carr-Waterman of Lake City; grandchildren: Jimell D.L. (Ashley) Green of Coward, SC, Mariah Waterman of Clarksville, TN, Lavayja Speights and Quinesha Speights of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, JaKayla D. Carr of Columbia, SC, Maria Hoyte of Columbia, SC, Jeremiah J.J. (Raven) Willis of Lake City, SC, Jermaine X. Carr II of Coward, SC, Laila Lynette Smith of Lake City, SC and JaKendrick Kennedy of Lake City, SC; three great-grandchildren: Selah McCray of Columbia, SC, Ayrien Waterman and Alainna Watson of Clarksville, TN; a sister: Mary Carr Jenkins of Virginia; a very special sister: Constance Hannah and a special brother: Oscar Gamble III.

Jimmy grands and their friends call him “Daddy”, “Pops” and “Grand-Daddy”. Jimmy loved his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and his sports. His special cousins Bobbie J. Brown of Baltimore, MD, Suwan Smith of New York, James Edwards of Florence, SC and Stacie Nesmith of Lake City, SC. Jimmy will be missed by a host of other relatives and friends

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