It was Charles Carr who drove Hank Williams, the legendary country music singer on his last trip six decades ago. The then college freshman is now no more. Beth Petty, the director of the Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery said that the Alabama man died at the age of 79 after a brief period of illness.
Charles Carr and His Drive
Carr’s son, Charles Lands said that his father never spoke of the final drive with the country singer much and almost until late in life. Reportedly, that fateful night Williams had taken a shot of morphine to reduce his back ache. He had even consumed alcohol and when they set off in the car again they were pulled over by a police office. Williams was sleeping then but it was only later that Carr realized that the singer had died.
Carr’s son continued that his father had no plans to use that fatal incident to define his life. Carr was William’s family friend and intended to remain that way rather than using the situation for making profits.