FRIENDS joined with the family mourners on Tuesday October 15th at St John The Baptist Church, Cotton at the funeral service for Mr Charles Carr, of Whiston, who passed away in hospital on Tuesday October 1st. He was 90. The service was conducted by Reverend Carol Richardson and interment followed at Cotton Cemetery.
Charles was a real local. Moving only a few miles up the road each time he moved home.
He was born at Dusty Stile, Whiston, before moving on to farm at Pompey Lodge, Cauldon Lowe, and on retiring he moved back to Whiston where he remained until his death.
Charles and Stella were married for 54 years before sadly Stella died in 2009.
Charles coped well after Stella's death and throughout his life had always been active and hard working. Whether it was on the farm or breaking up stone by hand in the quarry. Even after Charles retired he could be found dressing stone or doing home improvements and could be seen up scaffolding at the age of 86 despite being disabled for most of his life.
Charles was a hard working man, who looked after all he possessed especially his tools.
He was essentially a family man who doted on his grandchildren. He was a keen Derby County football supporter and in Derby's hey day Charles would cycle to Burton-on-Trent to catch the train to the ground to watch Derby play.
Family mourners were: Mr and Mrs C Carr (son and daughter-in-law) also representing Liz and Stuart Oliver, Mr and Mrs P Starbuck (daughter and son-in-law), Mr R Carr (son) and Shelley Fell-Bowers, Mrs T Martin, Mr O Carr (grandchildren), Mr and Mrs C Tew, Mrs P Johnson, Mr and Mrs P Bray, Mr and Mrs T Meyrick, Mr and MRs R Beech, Mr R Darville, Judith Prince, Rita Dawson, Mavis Woolley also representing Frank, Philip and Rose Tomkinson, Alec and Gill Hollins, Anthony Gibbs also representing Suzanne Gibbs, Roland Gibbs also representing Christine and family, Charles and Jo Bailey also representing Mr Clive Mycock, Alison Tomkinson, Mrs Phyllis Hulme, Mrs Sandra Clews also representing Roger and Mrs Dorothy Mycock, Jackie Fernihough also representing John Heath, Jenny Land also representing Peter Gibbs (all nephews and nieces), Mr David Hollins (great-nephew), Jane Carr, Kath Marsh.
Bearers were: Mr Charles Carr, Mr Raymond Carr (sons), Mr Philip Starbuck (son-in-law), Mr Oliver Carr (grandson), Mr Richard Beech and Roger Darville (nephews).
Also present in church were:
Mrs Vera Lees also representing John and family, Eileen Hill also representing The Hill family, George Fallows also representing Councillor Elsie Fallows and family, Mrs C Higton also representing Russ and Sue Higton, Mr D Higton (Lafarge Pensions), Mr and Mrs P P Davies also representing Drew Harvey and family, Greta Williamson, Mr and Mrs Clive Smallwood, Margaret Rowley also representing Barry, Dennis Knobbs also representing John Simpson, Mrs D Campbell also representing John and Mrs Flo Tomkinson and family, Ivan and Jane Ward, Anne and Paul Morris, Alison and Patrick Brown, Malcolm Brown, Mr and Mrs K Nitt, Mrs B Warrilow, Mr G Davenport, Mr and Mrs T Goldstraw.Funeral Arrangements by S. Sigley and Sons, Lyndhurst House, Queen Street, Leek, Staffordshire.