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Quincy W. Carr Jr.

Garfield Heights, Ohio

August 25, 1949 - June 21, 2024

Quincy W. Carr Jr. Obituary

Quincy W. Carr Jr. loved by a host of family & friends. Celebration of Life service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 13th at Cuyahoga Faith Center 3240 E. 55th Cleveland, Ohio. Family will receive friends one-half hour prior to service. Arrangements entrusted to Sterling, McCullough Williams Funeral Home.  Interment will be at Cleveland Memorial Gardens.

OBITUARY

Quincy W. Carr Jr. was born August 25th, 1949, in Conneaut, Ohio to Pauline Euell and Murphy West Sr.   As a young child Quincy and his baby brother Rudy were taken in by close friends of the family Betty and Rufus Carr.

Growing up in small town Conneaut, Ohio, Quincy was very active; captain of the football, wrestling and track teams, also participated in the school choir and Key Club.  Graduating from Conneaut High School in 1967, Quincy earned a wrestling scholarship to Lorain County Community College where he would meet his third family, the Johnsons.

In 1969 Quincy joined the United States Air Force serving his country in the 6200TH Security Police Squadron in the Philippines briefly before heading home to help his ailing mother.   Once home, Quincy lost his way, got involved in the street life and found himself in prison facing 40 to 80 years on a drug trafficking offense in 1974.

While in prison Quincy contemplated suicide at the thought of never seeing his new bride and 6-week-old daughter again.  A couple of days before he planned to hang himself in his cell an evangelist came to the prison to share the love of Christ with the inmates.  It was that day back in his cell that Quincy dedicated his life to the Lord.

During a fast, Quincy asked God to get him out of prison and in August 1976 House Bill 300 was miraculously changed and after serving less than two years on a 40-year sentence Quincy was a free man on parole.  

A new man, Quincy committed his life to ministry, becoming a faithful member of E. 116th Street Church, COGIC now St. Roberts Temple.   Where he met his spiritual father the Late Bishop Robert L. Chapman.

Elder Carr became Pastor Carr in 1982 at Union Tabernacle COGIC, where he served faithfully for 15 years, mentoring, discipling, and creating yet another family.  In 1985 God blessed the congregation with a Church on 55th near Broadway in Cleveland valued at well over $2 million dollars for $8,000.

In the late 80s Quincy was miraculously hired by the U.S. Postal service despite his felony conviction. He worked as an MPLS Clerk and was known for his remarkable keying speed.

In 2006 Quincy survived a quintuple bypass that forced him into early retirement from the Post Office and in-person ministry.  Moving to Phoenix Arizona in 2007, he lived out his final years in the place where he always dreamed of retiring.

With a passion still burning to minister and teach God’s word Quincy chartered Now Faith Ministry Church an online Facebook community church now with over 19,000 members across the globe.  Evenings he would enjoy his retirement in his new favorite pastime, karaoke, where he built another family of friends who loved his soulful baritone voice.

He is survived by 5 children, Nevin (Asahi) Box of Gilbert, AZ, Tameka Carr of Maple Hts., OH, Isaac Carr of Scottsdale, AZ, Katrena Perou of Brooklyn, NY, and Althea Carr of Maple Hts., OH.   Grandchildren Freddie Bryant, Jamal Reynolds, Azariah Jordan, Kaden Pulley, Quincy Perou, Nia Perou, Aidan Box, and 5 great-grandchildren. Siblings Cheryl (Nan) Beard, Douglas (Peter Gun) Beard, Bernice Hardin of Columbus, GA, and Octavia West Walker of Columbus, OH, Sheila West Dearborne, and Sharon West Sayles, Annette Gary of San Diego, CA, Eileen (Lorenzo) Reed-Capers, Dennis Johnson, and Jeanette Davis all of Elyria, OH, Francine (Drake) Hopewell of Lorain, OH, Brian (Tasha) Johnson of Huber Heights, OH, and The Carr family of Erie, PA.

Preceded in death by his Parents and Siblings Rudy Carr, Starlet Beard, Donna Craig, Kimberly West, Margaret Johnson, William Clayton Johnson, Mark Johnson Sr., and Granddaughter Tierra Bryant.

 

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Quincy W. Carr Jr. hosted by Lucas Memorial Home.

Quincy W. Carr Jr. loved by a host of family & friends. Celebration of Life service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 13th at Cuyahoga Faith Center 3240 E. 55th Cleveland, Ohio. Family will receive friends one-half hour prior to service. Arrangements entrusted to Sterling, McCullough Williams Funeral Home.  Interment will be at Cleveland Memorial Gardens.

OBITUARY

Quincy W. Carr Jr. was born August 25th, 1949, in Conneaut, Ohio to Pauline Euell and Murphy West Sr.   As a young child Quincy and his baby brother Rudy were taken in by close friends of the family Betty and Rufus Carr.

Growing up in small town Conneaut, Ohio, Quincy was very active; captain of the football, wrestling and track teams, also participated in the school choir and Key Club.  Graduating from Conneaut High School in 1967, Quincy earned a wrestling scholarship to Lorain County Community College where he would meet his third family, the Johnsons.

In 1969 Quincy joined the United States Air Force serving his country in the 6200TH Security Police Squadron in the Philippines briefly before heading home to help his ailing mother.   Once home, Quincy lost his way, got involved in the street life and found himself in prison facing 40 to 80 years on a drug trafficking offense in 1974.

While in prison Quincy contemplated suicide at the thought of never seeing his new bride and 6-week-old daughter again.  A couple of days before he planned to hang himself in his cell an evangelist came to the prison to share the love of Christ with the inmates.  It was that day back in his cell that Quincy dedicated his life to the Lord.

During a fast, Quincy asked God to get him out of prison and in August 1976 House Bill 300 was miraculously changed and after serving less than two years on a 40-year sentence Quincy was a free man on parole.  

A new man, Quincy committed his life to ministry, becoming a faithful member of E. 116th Street Church, COGIC now St. Roberts Temple.   Where he met his spiritual father the Late Bishop Robert L. Chapman.

Elder Carr became Pastor Carr in 1982 at Union Tabernacle COGIC, where he served faithfully for 15 years, mentoring, discipling, and creating yet another family.  In 1985 God blessed the congregation with a Church on 55th near Broadway in Cleveland valued at well over $2 million dollars for $8,000.

In the late 80s Quincy was miraculously hired by the U.S. Postal service despite his felony conviction. He worked as an MPLS Clerk and was known for his remarkable keying speed.

In 2006 Quincy survived a quintuple bypass that forced him into early retirement from the Post Office and in-person ministry.  Moving to Phoenix Arizona in 2007, he lived out his final years in the place where he always dreamed of retiring.

With a passion still burning to minister and teach God’s word Quincy chartered Now Faith Ministry Church an online Facebook community church now with over 19,000 members across the globe.  Evenings he would enjoy his retirement in his new favorite pastime, karaoke, where he built another family of friends who loved his soulful baritone voice.

He is survived by 5 children, Nevin (Asahi) Box of Gilbert, AZ, Tameka Carr of Maple Hts., OH, Isaac Carr of Scottsdale, AZ, Katrena Perou of Brooklyn, NY, and Althea Carr of Maple Hts., OH.   Grandchildren Freddie Bryant, Jamal Reynolds, Azariah Jordan, Kaden Pulley, Quincy Perou, Nia Perou, Aidan Box, and 5 great-grandchildren. Siblings Cheryl (Nan) Beard, Douglas (Peter Gun) Beard, Bernice Hardin of Columbus, GA, and Octavia West Walker of Columbus, OH, Sheila West Dearborne, and Sharon West Sayles, Annette Gary of San Diego, CA, Eileen (Lorenzo) Reed-Capers, Dennis Johnson, and Jeanette Davis all of Elyria, OH, Francine (Drake) Hopewell of Lorain, OH, Brian (Tasha) Johnson of Huber Heights, OH, and The Carr family of Erie, PA.

Preceded in death by his Parents and Siblings Rudy Carr, Starlet Beard, Donna Craig, Kimberly West, Margaret Johnson, William Clayton Johnson, Mark Johnson Sr., and Granddaughter Tierra Bryant.

 

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Quincy W. Carr Jr. hosted by Lucas Memorial Home.

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