FRIENDSVILLE – Everett Lawson “Skip” Carr Jr., 73, of Friendsville, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2021 in his residence.
Born March 4, 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts, Skip was the son of the late Everett and Esther (Sadler) Carr.
When Skip left, he left eight boxes of mini-crullers, four boxes of Diet Pepsi, and loads of old baseball memorabilia. He always wanted enough of the things he loved and always seemed to be preparing to be sent to a bunker (though his family can’t find anything in all the mess).
Secretly endearing and charming, Skip, also known as Grumpy, has made many friends and fans as he made his name as Deep Creek Lake icon, “Skip Around Town,” his popular monthly column in The Lake-Front Magazine.
In another life that he had many of, he was a teacher, volunteer firefighter, beloved Little League coach, and sometimes an inappropriate DJ of the oldies.
In 1986 he moved to Garrett County and immediately felt at home. He and his wife, Linda, co-founded and owned Lake-Front Magazine for the past 31 years.
A self-proclaimed newsboy, Skip was known for his sense of humor and made friends across the country and is known by several children (and adults) in the area for his fun packages, generous spirit, and delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies.
In addition to his wife, Linda S. (Hill) Carr, Skip leaves behind his beloved daughter Caitlin (Scott) Foley from New Providence, NJ and 10-month-old grandson Theo Everett Foley, named after his “Grumpy. “He also leaves sisters Darlene Reed from New Hampshire and Sherry Godfrey from Alabama; Brother Roger Carr from Massachusetts; along with his son Matthew Carr and granddaughter Olivia Carr from Maine.
At his request, Skip’s body will be cremated, and on Sunday, October 24th, Skip’s life will be celebrated from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the first floor at Ace’s Run on Deep Creek Lake. For safety reasons, the family asks unvaccinated participants to wear a mask.
Skip has been a huge supporter of many of our local charities and his family asks you to donate to your loved one instead of flowers.
Newman Funeral Homes, PA, 179 Miller St., Grantsville, is honored to assist the family with the cremation.