Jesse E. Carr

May 15, 1919December 26, 2013

Jesse E. Carr, 95, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, December 26, 2013. He was a member of First Centenary United Methodist Church. Jesse was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served 33 months in Iran with the Railroad Battalion. He was retired as a swithchman from Southern Railway and had been in labor relations with their union. Jesse was a member of the Chattanooga Lodge #199 F&AM for over 70 years, the Order of the Eastern Star and Southern Railway Retirees.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Truman Carr, Toby Carr and J. B. Carr and a sister, Fannie Ruth Liner.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Maxine Carr; two half-sisters, Lillian Matthews of Darby, PA and Rose Lyle of Cleveland, TN; one half-sister and spouse Patsy and Charles Burger of Calhoun, TN; one half-brother, Billy “Jake” Carr of Calhoun, TN; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 1 PM Saturday at Hamilton Memorial Gardens in the Chapel of Devotion with Dr. Charles Neal and Dr. David Harr officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Saturday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road, East Ridge, TN.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Centenary United Methodist Church 419 McCallie Avenue.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, December 28, 2013

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Jerry Anderton

January 1, 2014

I'm very sorry for your loss. Jessie was one of the best. I learned many things from him during my term as local chairman for 338. Jerry Anderton

December 30, 2013

Dear Maxine,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I never met your husband but I worked with you at Southern/South Central Bell from 1964 to 1972. I will be saying extra prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. Sincerely, Linda Smith

Bo Walker

December 28, 2013

Condolences to the Carr Family and special prayers for Mrs. Carr. We were neighbors on Rogers Road for 27 years and the Carrs were the best neighbors anyone could have; a real blessing to our family. We moved to Rogers Road in April 1977 and our first son was born in May. That Christmas they gave our son a train bank (hand-made by Mr. Carr). Every year thereafter, our son received a birthday and Christmas card with money. Our second son was born in April 1981 and was added to the tradition, which continued until both were through college. We always have a laugh remembering when out eldest son would be late and miss the school bus and Mr. Carr would take them to school. This had gone on for at least a year or two before we found out. Mr. Carr will be truly missed. We pledge our prayers and continued support of Mrs. Carr. It was always a joy to see the love this couple shared for so long. RIP Neighbor.