Obituaries: Roy Haynes Carr

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday April 26, 2023
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Roy Haynes Carr
Roy Haynes Carr

April 26, 1938 — April 17, 2023

Roy Haynes Carr, 84, of San Francisco passed away on April 17, 2023 from natural causes. He was predeceased by his brother David Timothy Carr, and sister Buena Carr, and he left behind brother Terri Carr and wife, Paulette; sisters Ann C. Toowey, Shirly C. Towne, and Merry Cook. He also leaves behind an extended chosen family in San Francisco.

Roy was married to James E. Meko; they shared a wonderful 30-plus-year union. They created and ran a successful printing and design company in the neighborhood, The Best Impression, they adored in the South of Market area. As a local print shop, they were able to run flyers for the Ambush and the Arena without it catching the public eye. Their support of the leather community can be seen on Ringold Ally as a memorial of Meko's boot print. Meko died in 2015.

Both men have been and will continue to be pillars in the SOMA leather community.

Roy enjoyed Budweiser and San Francisco afternoons. You would often find him holding court at one of the many establishments that made up the leather scene.

A service will be held Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. at the Powerhouse bar, 1347 Folsom Street in San Francisco.

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