William “Bill” Carr, age 83, of Benton, passed away, after a long illness, at 11:10 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at the VA Medical Center of Marion.
Celebration of Life Visitation Services will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2023, at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.
Scripture and a eulogy was read by a Chaplain at the Veteran's "Heroes Homecoming" private family only service on Thursday at the VA Medical Center in Marion.
William Scott Carr was born on June 23, 1939, in Peoria, Illinois, the son of Scott Carr and Mildred (Griffin) Carr. He married the former Judith Ann Stanley on November 22, 1958; together they shared 64 years of marriage.
He retired as an account specialist with Kirby-Risk Electrical Supply (formerly known as Kiefer Electric). He would later work for the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center, where he worked as a transport officer.
Bill was a longtime member of the Benton Elks Lodge #1234, Boneyard Boccie Ball Club, and the Benton American Legion Post #280.He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Bill enjoyed his fishing trips to Canada, hunting, barbequing for his family, rooting for his Chicago Cubs and Bears. Most of all he loved spending time with his family, and especially his grandchildren.
Surviving is his loving wife of 64 years Judy Carr of Benton; a son Scott Carr and wife Carmy of Benton; a daughter Renee and husband Richard of Texas; grandchildren: Christy Calonne and husband Brian, Courtney Weir, Kaley Venable, and Nicholas Lowe; great-grandchildren: Ryian, and Ashtyn Calonne, Chloe and Claire Swain, Connie, Cady, and Caleb Lowe; a sister-in-law Dawn Kirk; nephews Rodney Kirk and Jeff Kirk; nieces Terri Lambert and Laurie Van Dyke; also surviving is his special dog Ernie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Patrick Carr; an infant sister Betty; and a sister Janet Carr Cheatham.
Memorial contributions in memory of William “Bill” Carr, may be made to organization of the donor’s choice, and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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