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Harvey Price Carr, Jr.

April 15, 1942March 29, 2021
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Harvey Price Carr, Jr. died peacefully on Monday, March 29, 2021 at St. Catherine’s Village in Madison, MS. He was 78 years old. Harvey is survived by his sons John Robert “Robby” Carr (Suzanne) of Ridgeland, and William Chadley “Chad” Carr (Elizabeth) of Canton; his beloved grandchildren Jack, Sam, Will, and Molly Carr; his step-grandchildren Kaley and Bradley Edwards; sister Frances Lusk; and a host of family and friends.

Harvey, a lifelong Ridgeland resident, was born April 15, 1942, and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Ridgeland. His love of sports lasted throughout his life and was evident in his extensive involvement in football, basketball, baseball, boxing, track, and rabbit hunting. Before graduating from Madison Ridgeland High School in 1960, Harvey was voted Most Athletic, Football Co-Captain, and Campus Favorite. He was also involved in 4H. After graduation he played football at Holmes Community College and served in the National Guard.

Harvey was a steady and reliable leader in Ridgeland, serving as a long-time city alderman for Ward 1. He was also regarded as a favorite little league and pony league baseball coach for decades. He could be seen at almost any local sporting event, but he especially enjoyed his sons’ and grandson Jack’s baseball and football games.

During Harvey’s career working at Madison County Schools, he was known as a kind and goodhearted man who could be found whistling up and down the school halls making friends while he worked. After Harvey retired, he spent time traveling the mid-south with his friends and his beagles competing in field trials. Harvey was a steadfast friend to everyone he met and was known for his quick visits all around town. Before his illness affected him, he enjoyed mowing his family and friends’ yards, one of his favorite activities.

Harvey is preceded in death by his father Harvey Price Carr, Sr.; mother Helen Capticomb Carr; step-mother Hilda “Bessie” Adcock Carr; sister Mary Carr McCraw; former wife Shirley Carr Thompson; and daughter Alison Carr. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the Campbell Cove and Sienna II staff at St. Catherine’s, along with the wonderful staff at Kindred Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First United Methodist Church, 234 West Jackson St., Ridgeland MS 39157. A visitation will be held on Friday April 2nd at Parkway Funeral Home on Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland from 10:00-11:00 am with a graveside service immediately following at Jessamine Cemetery, 170 Trace Ridge, Ridgeland.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 2, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, April 2, 2021

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Becky Nolen Collum

April 5, 2021

Thank you Harvey for everything you ever did for me! I was a young single broke teacher for 18 years, and when I needed help, you were there for me: Plumbing issues, refrigerator replacement, hot water tank replacement, flat tires, electrical issues...you were there! At school: science lab plumbing and electrical issues...you were there( sometimes without a service request😉) You always made my day when you would walk into my classroom and stand in the doorway and smile. You were a good friend, and I love you! Nolen

David Ross

April 2, 2021

I grew up down the road from the Carr’s, his dad used to break our garden up in the spring, Frances, his little sister was my age. I didn’t hardly know him until I started playing little league baseball and he was one of my coaches. We were forever friends after that, from the time I was in school until now, every time I would see him we would talk. He was an alderman in Ridgeland when my dad was Public Works director. There has always been a connection with my family. The last time I saw him, two of my grandchildren were doing ballet at St. Catherine’s and we actually talked most of the time, that was a couple of years ago. I always went to the end zone at Madison Central football games and checked on him because that was were he sat. Our prayers are with the family, Chad and Robbie, good men are scarce but he was one of them!

Mike Rosamond

April 2, 2021

I first met Harvey in 1993 , my first year to coach at Madison Central . It didn’t take long to figure out that if you needed something fixed around the school or athletic field that he was the one to go to . He and his crew would always get it done . Harvey loved all sports but it was easy to see that football was his favorite. All he needed to know was what time are the buses leaving for an out of town game and he would always be on time and ready . To my knowledge he never missed a road trip ! Harvey was as fine of a person as I’ve ever met or known . A true gentleman to the core ! This county and community has lost one of its finest but he will never be forgotten. My prayers are with his family as they continue on after their huge loss . May you find peace in the fact , which comes from our Lord and Savior, that we will all meet our brother again one day ! Rest In Peace my friend Harvey 🙏🏻

Victor Cunningham

April 1, 2021

The Carr Family, has always been a family that my family loved and respected. As a child growing up we would get our greens from Mr. Jack. When I began my work career at Ridgeland Elementary School, there was Harvey working the schools in the county, making friends at each of the schools he serviced. I found him to be just Harvey nothing extra, but a man you couldn't help but respect and love. Before moving away about 2 years ago I would run into him at Mac's Grocery getting his lunch. I noticed age was catching up with him. Eventhough our conversations were no more than "How you doing Harvey?" his response ....."Oh alright. " it was always good to see him. Our conversations were a little longer when I updated him on former teacher or principal sickness or demise. He'd say Thank ya for telling me and we'd go our separate way. Last time I saw him was in Mac's. I told him I was moving to Baton Rouge with my job. He wished me good luck and told me to be careful of the okra stew (gumbo). He will be missed.

Raymond and Beverly Sinele

March 31, 2021

We have wonderful memories of Harvey at Madison Central football and winning the state championship in 1999. As a longtime Madison county resident, we so appreciate Harvey and his love for his city/county/schools and its people. What a special man!
We love you.
Beverly and Raymond “Oil Trough” Sinele

Chris Wells sr

March 31, 2021

Harvey was agood friend of our family... the best alderman ridgeland ever had...we use to play basketball in my driveway against our sons Robbie and Chris and we would beat them too...I loved his humor also....loved that laugh of his

FREDDIE LEE

March 31, 2021

I enjoyed my relation with Harvey during my time at Madison Central,, visiting, solving or creating problems . rehashing our Juco years, and just being friends. Prayers to the family.

Lena Johnson

March 30, 2021

I’ll always remember his love of banana pudding. I love you all, and I wish I could come. I will be thinking of you.

Kriss Kennedy

March 30, 2021

Mr. Harvey always one of my favorite people. Kind and humorous and my family will miss him greatly. I have missed his daily drive through's in my neighborhood and his supper time visits to my Mom's. He would always show up at the dinner time hour. ..for good food and good laughs. So sorry Chad and Robby.

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