Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Kenneth Laverne Carr, 95, of Amarillo, Texas, passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012.

Kenneth was born on July 14, 1917, on the family farm near Cato, Barry County, Missouri, to Benjamin "Franklin" Carr and Mary Manus Hailey Carr Frost Rill. He married Eleanor Margarette Young in Little Rock, Arkansas, on October 19, 1947. Kenneth was a 1936 graduate of Cassville High School. He attended Crane Junior College in Missouri. He honorably served his country in the Navy's Construction Battalion (Sea Bees) for nearly four years during WWII. He was on the Aleutian and Philippine Islands. He was baptized when a teenager in Flat Creek near where he was raised at his Missouri home. He was a member of the Church of Christ at the Colonies.

He faithfully served his Lord as a deacon, Bible class teacher and by example. He loved the Lord and wanted others to know Him. He was a farmer and rancher. He semi-retired with Phillips Petroleum in 1973. He retired with Pantex in 1986.

His greatest joys were with his wife and family, particularly camping, traveling and gardening. He loved to laugh and make others laugh, tell stories and also do practical jokes. He was a dedicated fan of the Dallas Cowboys, the Cubs and every team his grandchildren played on and all their activities. He made it a point to observe the sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset and the glorious stars. Kenneth served his Lord, family, community and neighborhood the best he could.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2012, at Church of Christ at the Colonies with Dick Marcear, Haun Kite and Darrell Bledsoe officiating.

Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery, 6969 E. Interstate 40, Amarillo, Texas.