Carrington obituary in 1931

   Capt. J.C. Carrington, one of this section’s most highly respected and best loved of men, died at his home in this city this morning at 9:45 o’clock after many months of illness.
   The funeral, under the direction of Taylor Brothers, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Baptist Church with Captain Carrington’s pastor, Rev. Odis Rainer, Baptist minister in charge of the ceremonies.
   In the death of this good man the city and county lose one of our foremost citizens, his family a loving husband and father, his associates a splendid friend and his community, a matchless neighbor. His life amongst us was one of example, rectitude and dependability. His character was frank and sincere and his loyalty unquestioned. His jovial smile and genuine handclasp will be missed by all of those with whom he was wont to mingle.
   John Cockrell Carrington, a scion of the “Old South,” Mason, member of the Baptist Church, friend and companion was born in Bossier Parish, La., 79 years ago, coming to Texas at an early age and then this part of the state in the infancy of this city in the late 90’s. From the very beginning of his residence here he became active in local affairs and politics, and upon different occasions, held positions of trust. At the time of his death he was county surveyor, civil engineering being his vocation.
   Captain Carrington’s obsession was found in his loyalty and devotion to the “Lost Cause.” He was intensely Southern and took a beautiful interest in everything touching the Confederacy, the Veterans of the Confederacy, the Sons or the Daughters. He was commanding officer of the Sons of Veterans and his keenest delight, his greatest pleasure was always in any effort he could direct toward the comfort, enjoyment or entertainment of the old Confederate soldiers and their families. His love for this cause, lost as it was, though great, was pathetic, and his demise removes a great champion thereof.
   Captain Carrington is survived by his wife, a devoted companion of many years and by the following children: Mrs. Sam Montgomery of Port Neches, Mr. Henry Carrington of Costa Rica, Mr. Walter Carrington of Maracaibo, Venezuela, Mr. Al Carrington of this city and Mrs. Buck Blaylock, also of this city.
   To them the sympathy of the entire community is extended.
   The Dally Tribune, 1931

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