Funeral arrangements set for former Fire Chief Carr

Mayor: 'Chief Thomas Carr was a great man who left a profound legacy'
Chief Carr
Chief Carr

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston Fire Department has released funeral arrangements for former Fire Chief Thomas Carr, who passed away earlier this week.

According to Fire Marshal Mike Julazadeh, visitation will be held this Sunday at Stuhr's Funeral Chapel on Glen McConnell Parkway from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The service will be held next Monday at 2 p.m. at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Meeting and Broad streets.

Following the service, an apparatus procession will escort Chief Carr's ashes to Magnolia Cemetery, where the burial will take place.

The community is invited to attend the visitation and the service, according to Julazadeh.

All emergency services personnel attending are asked to wear their "Class A" uniform.

Departments that would like to send apparatus or emergency vehicles to participate in the procession should contact Battalion Chief Mark Davis via email by 5 p.m. this Saturday. Julazadeh asked that departments include the type, number of apparatus, and number of staff attending.

Julazadeh said departments sending personnel without apparatus to the service next Monday should contact Department Secretary Pam Blevins via email by 5 p.m. this Saturday, to ensure adequate seating for the service.

Carr passed away on Wednesday after battling Parkinson's disease.  He retired from the Charleston Fire Department in early 2012.

"Members of the Charleston Fire Department will be forever changed by his leadership," said current Fire Chief Karen Brack. "His vision moved this department forward and kept everyone moving in a positive direction."

At the time of his passing, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley said Chief Carr left a "profound legacy."

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