Antonio C. Carr, Sr. 90th Birthday

Antonio C. Carr Sr.
December 20, 1926 – January 16, 2017

Antonio “Tony” Carr, age 90, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017. Beloved husband of Dolores Carr (nee Jenkins) for 69 years. Loving father of Laura (Jerry) Kirby, Antonio Carr, III, Shyrle (Grady) Searcy, Johari (Hank) Griffith, Regis (Debbie) Carr, Gary (Les) Carr, Jess (Patty) Carr, Daisy (Dennis) Bush and Michael (Susan) Carr. Special friend of Ronald Jackson and Dee Sloan. Also survived by his special brothers, Joseph Steele and Billy Steele, sister-in-law, Dorothy, 19 loving grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his grandson, Ashambei Griffith and son-in-law, Hank Griffith. Also survived by nieces, nephews and other extended family, as well as many dear friends. Tony was awarded the Korean Veteran’s Honorary Membership Medal. He was a veteran of the Korean War; past commander of the VFW District III (Korea) Department of Pacific areas. Tony also served as the Chairman of the Department of Pacific Areas 1978 Convention held in Seoul, Korea. He co-authored the first Pacific Area Resolution for the Retention of United States Forces in Korea which was adopted by the 1978 VFW National Convention. As a United States Civil Service employee, Tony helped develop the USFK Logistical Maintenance Support activities from 1966-1988. He received a Purple Heart, Meritorious Unit Service Plaque, a Korean Service Medal with six Battle Stars, a United Nations Service Ribbon and a Presidential Unit Citation from the Republic of Korea. By his example, Tony spent his entire adult life fighting for justice and recognition for Black service and women from his induction into the segregated United States Army in 1944 through the wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. He was exceedingly proud of his sons who also chose military service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Church of the Resurrection, 1619 California Avenue (45237). Visitation with the family will be held at 10 a.m. followed by a Knights of Columbus Honor Ceremony. Mass begins at 11 a.m. with a formal Military interment at Spring Grove Cemetery. A reception for family and friends will be held at the Church after the Spring Grove ceremony. No flowers, please. Memorials suggested to Church of the Resurrection or the charity of your choice .

Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Jan. 20, 2017