On Saturday, May 11, 2019 Richard Lawrence Carr, loving father and grandfather passed away at the age of 66. Richard was born on March 2, 1953 in River Edge, New Jersey to Harry and Katharine (O’Connell) Carr. Richard studied landscaping and started his own business, New Leaf Landscaping which evolved to Carr Landscapes over 40 years in Virginia.
Richard was passionate about everything outdoors particularly swimming in the Ocean and Horseback Riding. He loved sports, especially the New York Yankees, and Washington Redskins. Undoubtedly his most fulfilling spectator sports were watching his daughter Ashley playing softball, his daughter Melissa riding horses, and recently his grandson playing T-ball. Pizza, Rock & Roll, and Antique Cars were among his other interests.
Richard was known for his sense of humor, wit, and compassion for others with a deep belief in a power greater than himself. He was a born again Christian and respected all religions and beliefs.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents Harry & Katharine, and is survived by his daughter, Melissa Grace (Carr) Davies and her husband Stephen, grandchildren Zachariah and Aubrey; his daughter Ashley Carr and fiancé Bojan Micic, sister K.atharine (KC) Poole and her husband Brian, his niece Stacy; brother Bob Carr, wife Janice, niece Katie Ann.
A private Celebration of Life service was held on 5/19/2019 at Moser Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to The American Lung Association and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.