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Jon Jay Carr, age 77, of Lamar, Missouri passed away June 27, 2021, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.
Jon was born April 6, 1944 in Joplin, MO to Herbert Harold Carr and Helen Irene (Selvey) Carr. Jon graduated from Carthage High School in the class of 1962. On May 24, 1986, Jon married Sheila Jo Helms in Joplin, MO.
While in junior high, Jon ran a milk route with his dad and brothers. After graduation, he attended Mizzou for three years and joined the Army National Guard for 6 years, meanwhile working at Nabisco in Carthage. Jon farmed with his family raising vegetables, crops and cattle until he started at Moorman's Feed, taking over his father's route selling feed from 1979 - 2008. Jon and his son Ryan raised cattle together near Webb City until his passing. Jon was an avid sports fan attending many MSSU basketball games. Jon traveled the country with family and friends visiting 46 states, Mexico and Canada while enjoying great camping adventures and mission trips. Jon will be remembered for recording and narrating every vacation from behind his camera. Jon never met a stranger and was a friend to everyone he met.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years Sheila, five children; Ryan (Ashley) Carr, Webb City, MO, Kristin (Samantha) Carr, Joplin, MO, Greg Carr, Oronogo, MO, Jeff (Jennie) Carr, Joplin, MO and Amy (Joel) Beck, Webb City, MO. 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two brothers; Bob Carr, Joplin, MO and Scott (Lexa) Carr, Kansas City, MO, along with nieces, nephews and many cousins.
Preceding Jon in death were his parents, one brother; Jim Carr, one nephew; Peter Carr and one sister-in-law; Marti Carr along with many aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 2, 2021 at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow in Lake Cemetery in Lamar, MO.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Thursday, July 1, 2021 at the funeral home.
Contributions are suggested and made payable to Gideons International in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
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#9 Carl Junction, MOWes and Jane Graham 2021-07-01 21:57
Ryan, we are so sorry for your loss. See are sending prayers for you and your family.
#8 Carthage, MOJoette Blades 2021-07-01 16:08
Ryan and Sheila, Michael and I are so very, very sorry. We love you and are keeping you in are prayers. We pray that you feel the Lord's comforting arms surrounding you and giving you strength.
#7 Kerrville, TexasEd and Ann Skinner 2021-06-30 19:10
We were sorry to learn of Jon’s death. Since we have just gotten over Covid and are still kind of weak, we will not be able to travel to his funeral. In the past few years when I was visiting my dad in Lamar we would often stop to visit my Aunt Helen and sometimes Jon would be there. He was always fun to visit with. He had a positive outlook on life. We will miss him. Love, Ann
#6 Oklahoma CityMartha Sisseck 2021-06-30 18:16
Sheila and family, I send my heart felt sympathy to you during this very difficult time. I know what you are going through losing the love of your life. Jon was a wonderful and caring person and we will as him dearly. I love you and will be praying for you all
#5 Oklahoma CityCharlotte Fieker 2021-06-30 17:41
My deepest condolences to the Carr family. Jon was an awesome mentor and friend to me and my family. He always had a kind word to say and a helping hand to lend. He was never to busy to take time for his fellow man. He will be greatly missed.
#4 Hermitage, Mo.Bernadette Brock 2021-06-30 13:43
So sorry for your loss. We are keeping the family in prayers. I am a classmate.
#3 Gladewater, TexasMarilyn Johnston 2021-06-30 12:00
So sorry for your loss ! Praying for you and your family!
#2 RE: Jon CarrValerie 2021-06-30 03:50
Jon was such a wonderful man. I have many memories growing up next door to this wonderful family. We shared so many dinners and trips to the farm for bonfires. Climbing around in the feed barn, and getting in trouble for climbing around on the feed bags. Several of my best childhood memories were in their house. Sending you all lots of love and prayers for comfort.
#1 Gladewater, TXLola May 2021-06-30 03:39
So,so sorry. We had so much fun and made a ton of memories over the last 35+ years! I will always charish every moment.
I Love You All

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