LINCOLN – Royal Carr, 79, passed away Nov. 14, 2011, at Colonial Health Care, Lincoln, after a brief battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was born Feb. 15, 1932, in Macwahoc, son of Lucy (Russell) and Lyman Carr.
Royal graduated from Mattawamkeag High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a member of American Legion for 52 years. Roy was employed at Lincoln Pulp and Paper as a millwright for 42 years. In addition to spending time with his family his greatest pleasures were watching the Boston Red Sox and playing golf.
Roy is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dora; son, Michael and his wife, Deborah, and their son, Matthew of Somersworth, N.H.; and his daughter, Karen and her family of Sacramento, Calif. He was predeceased by his four sisters, Carolyn, Elsie, Amber and Joyce; and a brother, Justin. He is also survived by five sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law and their families. Beloved by Roy are Brock, Natalie and Gabrielle, Roy’s great-nephew and great-nieces with whom he spent many joyful times.
Calling hours will be 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, where services will take place 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, with William Chesley officiating. Burial will be at Lincoln Cemetery with full military honors provided by Lincoln Veterans’ Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gary Gordon Scholarship Fund. Those who wish may sign an online register and express condolences at