Robert L. Carr, Sr. 86, of Valparaiso, passed away Thursday,
October 30, 2008 at his home.
He was born July 23, 1922 in
Iowa City, Iowa the son of Merle and Nellie (Green) Carr, both of whom
preceded him in death.
On January 25, 1949 in Gary,
he married Shirley Felker, who survives.
He is also survived by sons,
William (Sara) Carr of Valparaiso, James Carr of Georgia, David Carr of
Westville; daughters Lynn (Tom) Boo of Chesterton, Laurie (Joe) Mullet of
Westville; 14 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, brother, Gerald “Pete”
Carr of Oregon and daughter-in-law Laura Carr of Pa.
He was also preceded in death
by a son, Robert Carr, Jr., and two brothers.
Bob worked his entire life in
the trucking/warehouse industry. He owned several companies through the years
including Carr’s Service Center and Carr Real Estate where he worked until
He was a member of the
Westville United Methodist Church, Westville Lions Club where he was very
involved with the Medical Loan Closet and was a member of the Glen Park
Masonic Lodge #732 where he was Past Master and a 33rd Degree Mason. Other
memberships include the Disabled Veterans and the American Legion. Bob was a
U.S. Army veteran serving in the South Pacific during WWII. He was a very
loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather to his family. His
generosity with time and talent made him well liked by all of those who knew
Funeral services, Rev. Dr.
Karen Altergott and Rev. William C. Babb III officiating, will be at 10 a.m.
Monday, Nov. 3 at Westville United Methodist Church. Interment will be in
Visitation will be from 4-8
p.m. Sunday at the Newhard Funeral Home, Westville. The family has asked
memorials be made to the Westville United Methodist Church or the Westville