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Winston Street

 

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Laurel, Mississippi, USA
Post  Posted 21 Jul 2021 4:29 pm    
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Billy Carr, a great steel guitarist from Seminary, Miss. will be missed by all his friends that new him from Bill Staffords Deep South Steel Guitar Convention in Gulport, MS.. Billy was 64 years old and a friend of mine since before he started playing steel. His Dad, Bill Carr was a fine steel player also.

Billy loved John Hughey's playing and could play most of Papa John's stuff note for note. I remember him posting a comment on here once that as long as he breathed that John Hughey's style would never die.

I heard from a reliable source, actually a doctor, that Billy had been diagnosed with COVID and he wouldn't let them admit him in the hospital so they sent him home. Dont know what day that was tho but he passed at 1:00 this A.M.

All of you please keep Billy's wife Glenda in your prayers.
Winston Street
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Jim Fogle


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Post  Posted 21 Jul 2021 5:17 pm    
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Terrible news. Thank you for taking time to share it with the forum. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend.

My thoughts and prayers to Glenda and the rest of Billy's family and friends.
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Andy Jones


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Post  Posted 21 Jul 2021 5:19 pm    
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This is just terrible news!I always looked forward to talking to him and seeing him play at Gulfport and anywhere else I could go to hear him play.He was giant in my opinion.

I bought my first guitar from Billy.I later bought two amps and a volume pedal from also.He always treated me right.

I'll certainly be praying for Glenda in the days ahead.
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Leon Champion

 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
Post  Posted 21 Jul 2021 6:23 pm     Billy Car
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R I P MY Friend . I always enjoyed talking with Billy and listening to him play in Gulf Port ,and following him on Facebook PRAYERS FOR Glenda,and family .
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Roy Rosetta


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Nederland, Texas.. On the Texas Gulf Coast
Post  Posted 21 Jul 2021 6:58 pm    
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Such sad news. Rest in peace with our Precious Lord dear friend. Our prayers will continue for his wife Glenda and the family.
....Roy and Barbara
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Larry Dering

 

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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 22 Jul 2021 3:47 am    
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My prayers to Billy and his family. May he rest in peace.
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Eddie Freeman

 

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Natchez Mississippi
Post  Posted 22 Jul 2021 6:39 am     Billy
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So sorry to hear this, bought a couple of steels from him, always tried to give the house away in extras. May God bless his family through all this.
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Bill Ferguson


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Milton, FL USA
Post  Posted 22 Jul 2021 6:44 am    
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I am truly sorry to hear this. Billy has been a friend for many years and he was really one of the good guys.

RIP
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Jack Stoner


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New Port Richey Florida
Post  Posted 22 Jul 2021 8:07 am    
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Sad news. Condolences.

COVID is bad. I lost a brother to COVID last January.
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Robert Harper

 

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Alabama, USA
Post  Posted 22 Jul 2021 8:40 pm     Wow
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I bought my Emmons from Billy. He was a fine Gentleman.
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Dave Mudgett


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Central Pennsylvania and Gallatin, Tennessee
Post  Posted 23 Jul 2021 4:23 am    
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So sorry to hear this. RIP Billy.
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Tommy Shown

 

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Denham Springs, La.
Post  Posted 24 Jul 2021 7:27 am    
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I saw that he passed Darlene Bailey's Facebook page last night
He at the feet of God. Lord, I pray you welcome Mr. Billy and you have that mansion ready. I also pray you send angels for his family, Give them
comfort and peace, Amen
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Danny Harrell

 

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Livingston, Louisiana, USA
Post  Posted 27 Jul 2021 8:29 am    
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I just saw this, it is heartbreaking news. Billy was my friend. We met many years ago when my friend R.J. Buras had the Fish Camp. We played many times together there and at the Gulfport Show. He was one of the best players I had been around. Over the years I have bought strings, amps, and other things from Billy. Always honest and straight up. He was an all around good guy and friend. During the last Gulfport show before Covid he shared his slot with us. It was always an honor to play on stage with him. Brenda and I will miss him. We will be praying for Glenda.
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Winston Street

 

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Laurel, Mississippi, USA
Post  Posted 28 Jul 2021 11:50 am    
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I'm sure Billy would really appreciate all the complements you guys have heaped on him. He will be missed sorely by all of us I'm sure.

He was certainly fair on his prices on his equipment and other supplies. I've actually seen him go in the hole on some of his sales just to keep a customer satisfied.

RIP my good friend.

Winston
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