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David Nelson Carr

September 20, 1986 — December 28, 2022

Gulfport

David Nelson Carr, age 36 of Gulfport, joined our Father in Heaven peacefully at home on Wednesday morning, December 28, 2022.

David was born in Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi on September 20, 1986. He was a graduate of Harrison Central High School in 2005 with high honors and was a member of the National Honor Society.  David attended The University of South Alabama for a year and half pursuing a degree in Biology and then transferred to University of Mississippi where he graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude in Philosophy and Political Science.   David continued his education in Oxford attending the University of Mississippi School of Law graduating in May 2012 Juris Doctor, cum laude.

David began working for the Mississippi Public Service Commission in September 2012. David’s role at the commission was Special Counsel to the Commission for Federal Energy Affairs.  He represented the rate payers of Mississippi and was very highly regarded by his peers all over the country.

David was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marlin & Ruby Carr, and Col. Elvin Orv Wyatt.  He was also preceded in death by his uncle, James Marlin “Sonny” Carr.

David will be sadly missed by his parents: Nelson Wayne Carr with his wife Vicky Carr.  David will also be missed by his grandparents: Melba Welch Wyatt, Paul Nelson Burpo and Carol Burpo, as well as his loving sisters, Katherine Elizabeth Carr (Jacob Saucier) and Rebecca Allison Carr; and his niece Rosemary Carr Saucier, and nephew Jesse Oliver Carr Saucer.  He will also be fondly remembered by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and colleagues.

David had many passions and shared his many gifts with his friends and family.  Every special occasion David offered to grill up some meat or bake a pie or whatever new recipe he wanted to try, and it was beyond a doubt the best thing on the table.  His fondest memories were cooking up the food for the tent in The Grove before the Rebels took the field.  David liked the finer things in life, he also loved all things Ole Miss, deep philosophical discussions with his friends Zack, Ben and Anatole, and playing fetch with Cooper the Magnificent, his very loyal companion.  

Services will be held at Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Homes on O’Neal Road at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023.  Friends may visit one hour prior.  Interment will follow at Finley Cemetery on Hwy 53.  The celebration of life will continue at David’s parents home in Gulfport.

Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Home, O'Neal Road, is honored to serve the Carr family.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Home - O'Neal Road

15452 O'Neal Road, Gulfport, MS 39503

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Home - O'Neal Road

15452 O'Neal Road, Gulfport, MS 39503

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Interment

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Starts at 12:45pm (Central time)

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