|Birth: ||Aug. 29, 1906|
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 1960|
Published in The Rochester News-Sentinel
Thursday, June 2, 1960
Robert R. Carr
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Foster & Good funeral home here for Robert R. CARR, 53, 323 Fulton avenue, who died of a heart attack at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday while operating a heavy motor grader of the Fulton County Highway Department.
The Rev. C. A. UNDERWOOD will officiate at the rites and burial will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, where the American Legion and V.F.W. posts will conduct graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Mr. Carr was stricken while operating the grader near the Leon CRIPPEN farm, three miles southwest of Fulton. He had suffered a coronary attack about a year ago and had been employed by the highway department for five years.
Dr. Howard ROWE, county coroner, investigated and pronounced Carr dead at the scene. The grader which Carr was driving traveled only a short way before coming to a halt in a roadside ditch and Carr slumped in his seat but did not fall from the machine, according to George SMITH and Raymond KRUGER, department employees who were working nearby.
Mr. Carr had a distinguished record in World War II. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division in the campaigns of Sicily, Naples, Normandy, the Rhineland, central Europe and the Ardennes. He received the Distinguished Unit Citation and the EAME theatre ribbon with six bronze stars. He was a member of the Leroy Shelton American Legion post, the Manitou post of Vetrans of Foreign Wars, Moose lodge and the Eagles lodge 852.
Born in Rochester on Aug. 29, 1906, he was the son of Harley and Clara GRAY CARR and had lived in this area all his life. He also was a farmer.
Surviving are his mother, with whom he made his home; one sister, Mrs. Delbert (Bernice) HOFFMAN, Rochester; three brothers, Howard [CARR], Lakeville; Byron [CARR], Argos, and Russell Dean [CARR], near Kewanna; two uncles, A. C. CARR, Akron, and Stanley CARR, Montoursville, Pa., and several nieces and nephews.
His father and one brother, Weldon [CARR], preceded him in death.
Fulton County Indiana Obituaries - 1960
by Jean C. and WEndell C. Tombaugh
Harley Leroy Carr (1881 - 1951)
Clara L Gray Carr (1885 - 1976)
Robert E Carr (1906 - 1960)
Bernice C Carr Hoffman (1908 - 2003)*
Weldon B Carr (1911 - 1954)*
Byron Franklin Carr (1917 - 1964)*
Rochester IOOF Cemetery
Plot: Section 7, Row 4
Created by: April Gross
Record added: May 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36773361
Thank you for your World War II service to our country, Private Carr! May you rest in eternal Heavenly peace! You have certainly earned it!|
Added: May. 5, 2014