Robert E. Carr

Robert E. Carr

Robert E. "Bob" Carr, Jr. 67, passed away suddenly Wednesday July 3, 2019 at his home in Myrtle Beach S.C. Bob was born August 29, 1951 to Robert and Catherine (Duffy) Carr in Phila, PA, the youngest of two children. He graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School in 1969.

In September 1970, Bob joined the Philadelphia Police Department. In 1973, he joined the Philadelphia Highway Patrol where he spent the next 10 years. In 1998, he moved to Myrtle Beach S.C. to continue his police career with the Horry County Police Department. During that time, he also continued his education and earned his Master’s degree in public relations from Almedia University. Bob recently retired in 2018 as a Captain with the Horry County Police Department. Bob was also the State of South Carolina FOP Vice President from 2008-2012, and FOP President from 2012-2016. 

Bob was a lifelong Philadelphia Flyers and Eagles fan. He loved watching and going to Flyers games with his kids, and taking trips to the Poconos and Wildwood NJ with his kids and grandkids.

Bob is survived by his four children Marianne (Steve) Hirsh, Michael (Janelle) Carr, Robert (Gabrielle) Carr III, Colleen (Eric) Hammel; grandchildren, Jamison and Brayden Hirsh, Breahnna O’Hara and Michael Carr, Olivia and Robert E Carr IV, Alyssa Freels, Matt and Zachary Hammel; and many nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and older sister Marylou Hoffman.

Visitation will be held on Thursday July 11, 2019 at McMillan-Small Funeral Home and Crematory from 5:00-8:00 PM, with a catholic wake service starting at 7:20 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to FOP #5 Survivors Fund in memory of Bob Carr, 11630 Caroline Rd. Philadelphia, PA 19154.

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Tracey & AC Berry
Little River
Created On: 07/12/2019 02:13:44

We are so very sorry for your families loss. He was a great Captain but more importantly he was a wonderful person. He will be greatly missed by his Blue Family.
Sincere Condolences
The Berry Family

Christopher Clagg
North Myrtle BeachSC
Created On: 07/11/2019 23:27:39

One of the finest officers I’ve ever had the privilege to know and work with. You’re watch has ended here but not for St. Michael.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Mike & Kelly Brosky
Conway, South Carolina
Created On: 07/09/2019 11:33:48

Bob, I'm still in shock that someone so vibrant with life could be gone. I don't think anyone will ever know the impact you made to your coworkers, your friends or your community. I know that those of us privileged enough to know you were so much the richer for it. I don't know what we're going to do without you. :(

Godspeed, Bob.

Tony Cox
Myrtle Beach
Created On: 07/09/2019 01:55:50

Bob was a great officer and a great gentleman. And we thank him for his service to our community. We will miss him.

Matt Woodall
Berkeley County FOP Lodge 19 (Goose Creek, SC)
Created On: 07/09/2019 00:43:54

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family during this time. It’s never easy to loose a loved one; especially when it’s unexpected. Know that Bob’s FOP family is here for you all and will do anything we can to help you all. Bob was a one of a kind kinda guy and will sorely be missed by all. We’re all better off having had him in our lives no matter how small a part he played.

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