Longtime wrestling supporter and Hall of Fame member Lorenzo "Lo" Carmon passes away at home Wednesday, August 22.
Lorenzo began his wrestling career at DH Conley High School, where he was a team leader and outstanding wrestler. He went on to a great career at Appalachian State University, where he was a four year starter and Southern Conference Champion.
After his graduation from ASU in 1982, Carmon remained active in wrestling as a high school and freestyle official, as well as an assistant and head coach for Tarboro High School. He co-founded the Tar River Wrestling Club and was a longtime board member for NCUSA wrestling, serving as treasurer for several years. Carmon was intstrumental in the growth and development of wrestling in his local community as well as across North Carolina, and was inducted into the North Carolina Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2009.
In 1998 Carmon was awarded the Governors Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service and in 2006 was received the Martin Luther King Citizenship Award for Edgecombe County. In addition to his work with wrestling Lorenzo was also a strong supporter of Special Olympics, serving as a coach and volunteer for many years.
Arrangements for Lorenzo include a viewing to be held Sunday from 5:00-7:00 at Hemby-Willoughby Chapel at 1800 Western Blvd in Tarboro. The funeral will be held 11:00am Monday at the Edgecombe Community College Keihin Auditorium on the Tarboro campus.