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Deacon George K. Carr, II

April 19, 1949 ~ February 25, 2024

Deacon George Kiernan Carr, II, of Moss Bluff passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024 from the comfort of his home.

Deacon Carr, 74, was born in New Orleans, LA to George K. Carr and Audrey Biehl Carr on April 19, 1949. He was a graduate of Archbishop Shaw High School; University of Southwestern Louisiana (ULL) with a Bachelor of Arts; Miami University with a Master of Science; and the Graduate Theological Foundation with a Doctor of Ministry.

As a young pioneer in the Cable Television Industry, he began his career as a Field Instructor for Southwest Ohio Instructional Television Association, then moved on to become an  Instructor of Mass Communication at Central Missouri State University, specializing in activities and production training between institutions and Cable TV. This led to an offer of Systems Manager for Henderson Cable TV in Kentucky, followed by various positions and management opportunities throughout Kentucky, Nebraska, Missouri, Louisiana and, ultimately, England.  In 1996, Deacon Carr returned home to Louisiana and pursued his calling in ministry.

He began his studies for the diaconate in the United States and completed the process after moving to England.  The Celebration of Ordination to the Diaconate occurred on September 5 1992, at Holy Family Church in Luton, England where he began his ministry in the Diocese of Northampton.  Upon his return home to Louisiana in 1996, Deacon Carr served the Diocese of Lake Charles, launching the diocese’s website, as well as being assigned as Deacon to Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish. In this capacity, he provided support, empathy, wisdom, and spiritual guidance to engaged couples, married couples, young parents, and those who were grieving. He performed a multitude of baptisms as well as research and support for those seeking annulments throughout his ministry. During his 31 years in ministry, his goal was to make a difference to all he encountered. His legacy confirms he had a special place in the hearts of all he served.

Deacon Carr had a passion for Ham Radio which began as a young boy and he was a licensed Amateur Radio (HAM) Operator, WA5KBH, for 59 years.  He was also a talented chip carver and enjoyed gifting his works to family and friends.

Deacon Carr was a well-respected pillar of his industry, his ministry, and within his communities. He was an active member of countless clubs, organizations, volunteer programs, and community events in every community in which he lived.

A truly humble, admirable man in every aspect of his life, it was imperative to him to maintain a balance between the needs of his family, demands of his job and his service to his ministry.  He will be remembered for his listening ear, kind heart and boundless love and devotion to his faith and his family.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 53 years, Joan Abshire Carr of Moss Bluff; four children: Jennifer Munoz (Peggy Snyder) of Pagosa Springs, CO and grandchildren, Milagro and Mackenzie; George K Carr, III (Kristin Stiegel) of Holden, LA; Jacqueline Fontenot (Christopher) of Lubbock, TX; and Jessica Wilson (Jackson) of Lake Charles, LA; sister: Angelle Gonzalez (Robert) of Nine Mile Point, LA; brother-in-law: Craig Mundie of Seattle, WA; and sister-in-law: Linda Abshire Gremillion of Houston, TX; as well as several nieces and nephews. Also left to remember him is Hector Martinz (Samilia Fernadez) who came over from Cuba in 2015 and were embraced and mentored by George and Joan as their own.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marie Therese Mundie.

A Mass of Christian burial will be observed at 11:00 AM Friday, March 1, 2024 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church with Monsignor James Gaddy as the celebrant and homilist.  Interment services will follow at Consolata Cemetery.  Visitation at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Thursday will be from 3:30 PM until 5:00 and will resume from 7:00 PM until 9:00 with a Scripture service beginning at 7:00 PM.  Visitation Friday will be from 9:00 AM until 11:00 with a Rosary service beginning at 10:00 AM.

Memorial donations may be made to Saint Joseph Seminary College via their website https://www.saintjosephabbey.com/donate-seminary-college-general

Services

Visitation: Thursday, February 29, 2024
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church
3939 Lake St.
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Visitation: Thursday, February 29, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church
3939 Lake St.
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Scripture Service: Thursday, February 29, 2024
7:00 pm

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church
3939 Lake St.
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Visitation: Friday, March 1, 2024
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church
3939 Lake St.
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Rosary: Friday, March 1, 2024
10:00 am

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church
3939 Lake St.
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, March 1, 2024
11:00 am

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church
3939 Lake St.
Lake Charles, LA 70605


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  1. George was a long time member of the SW LA Woodworking Club. He was a fine man, well respected, and did beautiful chip carvings. He will be missed.

  2. George Carr was a wonderful Godly man of many talents and a big heart.
    We will miss him, and send our sincere condolences to you, Joan and children!

  3. So sorry to hear about the loss of Deacon Carr. He was a wonderful man. May he Rest in Peace, and may Joan and the family have many loving memories.

  4. Candle 1You are a great man, father, husband, Deacon and friend. I knew you from RCIA . You gave me all my sacraments; along with my four children over 21 years ago. You officiated my mom’s funeral in 2015 while you were in pain from a surgery. I think knee. You were very selfless and loving to me and my family. Thank you.
    I visited you at home a few times. In 2017 i had borrowed a dehumidifier for 6 – 8months. Lol. Opps. I was greeted and welcomed in. You offered me pie and coffee. You showed me Joan’s incredible quilts and your woodcrafts. I asked if you would sell me a box. You said, “If I start selling; then it would be a job. I prefer to keep it a hobby.” That was a very good point.
    I was grieving for my mom at this time. I wish I visited more. But you were sefless. You would message me affirmations, silly quotes, and sometimes things i didn’t understand
    You taught me about the foundation of a marriage and the comparison to building a box with a lock. Then throwing the key away. IYKYK.
    I looked up to you as a respected father, friend and spiritual guide. Im going to miss you; as we all will.
    There’s no way my faith could be what it is today without you being apart of it. I raised 4 children on the faith you bestowed in me. Thank you for being apart of our lives and…
    See you in the morning’

  5. Joan
    We are sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family
    Let us know if you need anything
    Juanita and family

  6. Candle 1My thought and prayers are with Carr family. George was a special person to me, a loving father-figure who would take the time to listen and pray with me throughout the bad times and the good times of my life. I will miss his soft-spoken voice and his thoughtful advice. Most of all I will miss his hugs.

  7. Candle 1Dearest George I shall miss you every year. My birthday is 23 Feb. Sincerest condolences to Joan and family from France ✝️

  8. Candle 1There are never enough words to express the depth of this loss. It will be felt for generations to come. My sincerest condolences to family and those who knew and loved him. The love for him and the amazing legacy will live on forever. Our hearts are heavy and grieved for a loss such as this, especially for our dearest friend and colleague Jacqui. Prayers for peace and comfort from our Heavenly Father forevermore.

  9. Candle 1Ms. Joan and family, from sad, broken hearts we send our deepest condolences for the loss of a very special man. My husband and I had Deacon officiate our marriage. Although, not without difficulty since we had already been married for 5 years. Your husband, father and brother led us to the ultimate fulfillment of the Sacrament of Marriage and on December 3, 2016 we were finally received into this Covenant w God. During this process he taught us many things and gave us a special letter w the instructions to “Keep in a safe place. Open when you need to re-focus your marriage.” This letter has been close to me since that day. One thing that stands out above the rest is one of the “bits of practical, diaconal advice” he’d left us… “Before judging, remind yourself that you have never worn your spouse’s moccasins”. We still carry this in all aspects of life to this day as well as the beautiful crosses he’d whittled for us. May Eternal Rest be granted unto him, O Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon him. May the soul of Deacon George K. Carr, Rest in Peace. 🙏🏼

  10. Candle 5George was helpful after I emailed him an awkward doctrinal question. He emailed back very graciously, answering my question and making me feel less stupid for asking. What a great guy!

  11. Candle 2I’m so sorry to hear this news and your family’s loss.
    I worked with George in England for approximately 5 years, George was one of the finest bosses I’ve worked with, we were both hard workers and we got along fine. George and his family are some of the nicest people I’ve ever known.
    George helped me through a couple of tough times in my life with his sound advice, which I remember word for word to this day.
    R.I.P George.
    Ronnie and Noreen Deckard

  12. So sad to learn of George’s passing. He was a great friend as always for many years. I helped him with his computers over the years both at the Parish and home from time to time. We communicated frequently regarding his Ham radio adventures and I am certain that people all over the U.S. and even the world, will miss his communications.

    George Carr: His wonderful work with chip carving was most remarkable and I am fortunate to have a couple of items of his in my collection.

  13. My deepest sympathy to Deacon Carr’s family. I first met George when I moved to town and he was the manager of the cable company and I was in broadcasting. He became a good friend. When he returned from England I knew him as Deacon Carr. We had many wonderful conversations. When our son died, he was among the first to comfort us. He will always be remembered for his faith and dedication to God, his church and family.

  14. Deacon Carr made a life changing impression on our family. He married Kim and me, to bring our marriage into the Church. He counseled us, during a difficult time in our marriage. His love for Jesus, was always apparent. We love Deacon Carr, and his precious memories will always be with us.

  15. Candle 1I was so sorry to hear of George’s passing. I will always remember how kind he was to me when my Mother died. What an incredible member of the clergy. He will be greatly missed with his loving kind heart. I had a surgery and cannot walk so I can’t attend his services. My deepest sympathies to Joan and family. Sincerely, Cheryl Porche


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