VOL. 130 | NO. 67 | Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Carr Remembered Fondly
By Bill Dries
Shelby County Chancellor Oscar “Bo” Carr was remembered warmly by colleagues and friends Tuesday, the day after he was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his car on the parking lot of Memphis Country Club.
"Our entire judicial family is saddened by the loss," Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee said in a written statement. "Chancellor Carr was a highly respected member of the legal community and we were proud to have this great man join the judiciary last fall as he embarked on a career in public service."
Carr was appointed Chancery Court Judge this past October by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Carr was one of three finalists recommended by a judicial selection commission and Carr had applied before for judicial vacancies.
Before the appointment, Carr was an experienced attorney who had worked for the Glankler-Brown law firm for nearly 40 years.
When Haslam came to Memphis this past January to formally swear in Carr, Carr acknowledged the adjustment and change of scenery.
“While my decisions will not make everyone happy, I hope they will earn respect,” he told a courtroom of colleagues.