1929 - 2017
Bob was born in Detroit, Michigan to Harry and Viola Carr. He was the oldest of three children. He graduated from Wilbur Wright High School and joined the U.S. Air Force shortly thereafter. He served until June 1957 when he received an Honorable Discharge for medical reasons. He was then employed by the Federal Civil Service until he retired with almost 40 years total in 1986.Bob married his wife of 68 years in 1950. They had one son "Alan" who was born in November of 1951. Bob became interested in bowling and was elected to the board of Directors of the Greater Pensacola Bowling Association in 1958 and served its board until 2006. He was also elected to the Southern Bowling Congress the the Florida State Bowling Association. Bob was elected President of all three Associations and also served as the Secretary of the Greater Pensacola Bowling Association for 14 years. In addition he was elected to the Hall of Fame for all three associations. While still in the service Bob decided he needed to further his education and started taking courses at PJC and finally graduated with a Bachelors in Science Degree in Industrial Management. He then continued on and got his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Eastern Nebraska Christian College.
In his spare time, he also served as a member of the National Panel of Consumer Arbitrators for the Better Business Bureau of Florida. Bob is also a charter member of the Disabled American Veterans Playground Chapter 72, a member of Escambia Masonic Lodge 15 and the Naval Masonic Lodge 24.
Bob also graduated from the Industrial College for the Armed Forces, completed National Security School, completed the Information Security School conducted by the Defence Industrial Security Institute, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Florida Sherriff's department and attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation Foreign Counter Intelligence School.