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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