Vicksburg, Mississippi’s business community lost a giant, and a cherished Vicksburg family lost a loved one as George Carr died Monday after a lengthy battle against COVID-19.
The family announced his passing on Facebook.
“My precious dad went to be with Jesus today,” Heather Gibson, Carr’s daughter, shared on Facebook. “He fought the good fight, he finished the race and there is no doubt in my mind he heard ‘well done my good and faithful servant.’”
Carr, the owner of George Carr Buick, Cadillac, GMC, operated the dealership in Vicksburg for more than 30 years.
In 1989, George Carr traveled from Nashville, Tenn., to Vicksburg to check out the town and a car dealership known then as Heritage Motors on South Frontage Road, and decided to stay.
“I came and visited Vicksburg, I liked the community,” Carr said in a 2014 interview with The Post. “Initially, I was thinking I was only going to be here for a few years, but in 1992, with the help of First National Bank and Mr. Earl Lundy, I borrowed money and bought my partner out. Since then, we’ve made this our home.”
Throughout his career in the automotive business, Carr won plenty of accolades and his dealership was routinely the largest automobile provider in the Vicksburg market.
Carr was an active supporter of youth sports and the Miss Mississippi Competition. He was also an active member of the Vicksburg Kiwanis Club.