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Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home

2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, TX

OBITUARY

Rev. Walter Franklin Carr

December 12, 1924July 21, 2020

Rev. Walter F. Carr, a Catholic priest for 27 years, died on July 21, 2020 in Round Rock, Texas at the age of 95. He was born on December 12, 1924 in Troy, New York to Francis and Clara Carr. Rev. Carr attended Catholic Central High (Troy, New York), the American College of Life Underwriters, and the University of Texas (Austin Texas) where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1978.

Rev. Carr served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946. He met and married Mary Casilda Snook on May 14, 1947 while serving in Okinawa Japan and they had three children; Walter Patrick Carr, Robert Francis Carr, and Kathleen Ann Carr.

Rev. Carr was a Staff Manager for John Hancock Life Insurance for 34 years. In 1988 he was ordained a Permanent Deacon for the Catholic Diocese of Austin and served as such for four years at St. Louis Parish in Austin. Following his wife’s death in 1990, he prepared for the priesthood and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Austin in December of 1992. Rev. Carr served as associate pastor at St. Helen Parish in Georgetown, then as pastor of Santa Rosa de Lima Parish in Andice until his retirement in 2006.

Rev. Carr was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sister, Joan Zapotacky. He is survived by his son, Walter P. Carr and daughter in-law Christine; his son, Robert F. Carr and daughter in-law Kim; and his daughter, Kathleen A. Carr. He has eight grandchildren: Karen Rodriguez, Gina Pagnotta, Marie Pagnotta, Michael Alfaro, Joseph Corredor, Felicia Houston, Sean Carr, Brandy Prince, Barry Gostin, and Eric Gostin. In addition, fourteen Great and Great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Sunday, July 26, at 6:00 pm at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church in Andice (6571 FM 970). The Vigil and Rosary will follow at 7:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 27, at 10:00 am at St. Helen Catholic Church in Georgetown (2700 E. University Ave.). The Funeral Mass will be live streamed at www.sainthelens.org. Interment will be at Assumption Cemetery in Austin (3650 S. IH 35 Frontage Road) following the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Annunciation Maternity Home: 3610 Shell Road, Georgetown, TX 78628.

  • FAMILY

  • Rev. Carr was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sister, Joan Zapotacky.


    He is survived by his son, Walter P. Carr and daughter in-law Christine; his son, Robert F. Carr and daughter in-law Kim; and his daughter, Kathleen A. Carr. He has eight grandchildren: Karen Rodriguez, Gina Pagnotta, Marie Pagnotta, Michael Alfaro, Joseph Corredor, Felicia Houston, Sean Carr, Brandy Prince, Barry Gostin, and Eric Gostin. In addition, fourteen Great and Great-great grandchildren.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 26, 2020

  • Vigil and Rosary Service

    Sunday, July 26, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, July 27, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, July 27, 2020

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Henry & Mary Boecker

July 26, 2020

When my husband & I moved to Sun City in 2001, my brother, Dick Hudson, recently ordained, suggested we try Santa Rosa. He had been a deacon with Fr Carr & said he was great. Dick & Vera had been friends with Fr Carr & his wife.

Dick was right. From the kit go Fr Carr was welcoming, accepting, enthusiastic, caring, a good listener and simply a kind person. He brought solace, humor and always a common sense solution within the guidelines of the church

How we all cheered when he was able to be at the altar again following his stroke.

His stories, silly jokes, love of horse racing, terrific singing voice - what fun he was! He was loved and will be missed by all whose lives he touched.

Rest In Peace, Father Carr

Mark Johnson

July 26, 2020

Fr. Walt was a friend and pastor to me for many years. He married my wife and I and helped me bury her. He always had a corny joke that was fun. He always liked to shock people when he spoke of his wife from the pulpit. We all will miss him. My best to the family.

Marie O'Shaughnessy Martin

July 25, 2020

Father Walter Carr was a wonderful human being. He was full of life and enthusiastic energy. He loved people. He was sincere. He and my father were great friends. They loved singing in the St. Louis Choir. They loved singing Irish songs. St. Patrick's Day will never be the same without them. I hope they are, again, singing those Irish songs, this time in Heaven. May he rest in peace.

Linda (Robinson) Wiley

July 24, 2020

So loved Walt! Always in our lives as children, and then performed L.J.’s
Funeral at St. William in Round Rock in 1996. Good friends to my parents, Murffy and Robbie (L.J.) for a lifetime!
Always remember him as a man of God, of deep faith! God bless Kathy, Bobby and Walt. So very sorry for your loss... Linda and Alan Wiley

Mary K Allrich

July 24, 2020

Dear Kathy, Bobby and Woody, please know I'm thinking of you! Your dad was amazing! I think he packed 2 or 3 lifetimes into his one. I know he'll be missed. Much love, Mary k

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