James R. (Dick) Carr, 92, of rural Monroe City, passed away Sunday, December 1, at the Monroe City, Manor, Monroe City.
He was born January 24, 1927 in Shelby County, the son of James M. and Bessie Grace Parker Carr.
Dick was a member of the Monroe City First Christian Church, Monroe City. He was a 1945 graduate of Monroe City High School, Monroe City. He served his Country in the United States Army during WWII where he was stationed in Italy. Dick was a Monroe County, livestock and grain farmer for many years. He owned and operated Carr Small Engine Repair at his home in rural Monroe City. Dick was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge serving in the Lodge for over 69 years. He was a member of the Shelbina American Legion Post 376 and the Monroe City VFW Post 4240. He was past member of the Monroe City R.I. School Board. Dick was able to attend one of the Honor Flights to Washington, DC. a few years back and really enjoyed the trip especially the support and appreciation shown toward him when he arrived and came home. He most enjoyed watching the motorcycles that escorted the bus home. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues fan. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and most of all spending time with his grandchildren.
He married Leta Josephine Dexter April 23, 1949 she survives of the home.
Also survived by two sons Gary Carr (Linda) of Hannibal, Dexter Carr (Lisa) of Perry, one daughter Joyce Viloria (Marvin) of Monroe City, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandsons John, Jacob Carr and one sister Mary Ann Paris.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, December 05, at the Garner Funeral Chapel, Monroe City, Rev. Steve Goughnour will officiate, burial will be held at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Hunnewell. There will be a Masonic Service beginning before the Funeral Services. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of services at the Garner Funeral Home, Monroe City. Honorary pallbearers will be Dick’s granddaughters Jennifer Abbott, Beth Carr, Melissa Viloria, Ashley Carr Kropf, Brooke Carr, Rachel Pfieffer and Shannon Vankirk. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garner Funeral Home & Chapel, Monroe City, Missouri. Online condolences can be made at garnerfuneralchapel.com