William Eugene Carr

William Eugene Carr of Monticello passed from this life September 21, 2019 at home and in the presence of his wife of 66 years, Irma Lee Jones Carr. He was born on June 27, 1934 in Dumas to the late Thomas William and Dora Leona Carr. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Lois Grady, Mary Brady, Shelia Dean; one brother, Tommy Carr; and an infant daughter, Patricia Carr.

Mr. Carr was seldom called anything but Gene his entire life, except for being called “Brother” by siblings, and “Brother Gene” by the many folks that knew him for his strong, steadfast faith that they shared with him in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

You didn’t have to be around him for long to realize he was totally committed to his Savior, church, and the life he led set an example to his family and friends. His greatest love besides his wife and family was testifying and teaching about his Savior at any time or place. 

He was ready to meet his Lord and his only regret was that he would be away from “Sug” for a while if he died first; as the two were rarely apart. The two of them set an example of what a marriage should be like, and others observed the faithfulness and love they shared during their long life together. 

As a son, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he set a standard of love, compassion and service for his family that will be remembered and cherished for generations to come. Now we rest assured that he resides with family that have gone before, and that they are rejoicing with him where he is free of pain at last!

Survivors include one sister, Marzelle Colbert of California; one son, Ronny (Wrenetta) Carr of Monticello, two daughters, Donna Hawkins of Hot Springs Village and Brenda Carr of Monticello; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Justin Witcher, Andy Chaney, Jay Hammock, Sandy Hawkins, Shawn Hawkins, Nathan Pruzaniec and Marcus McDougald and Honorary Pallbearer was Herman Norris.

Visitation was Tuesday, September 24, 2019 and services followed, both at Griffin Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Norris officiating with burial Walnut Lake Cemetery.  

Memorials may be made to Tabernacle of Faith, 2525 U.S. Highway 425 North, Monticello 71655.  Arrangements were by Griffin Funeral Home, Dumas. 

Online guestbook:  www.griffinfh.com.

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