H. Laverne Carr

January 26, 1933 ‒ August 22, 2019

Galion, Ohio

H. Laverne “Verne” Carr, 86, of rural Galion passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Mill Creek Nursing Center.

He was born January 26, 1933 in Bucyrus and was the son of Leo and Ethel (Fauser) Carr. Verne is survived by his wife of nearly 63 years, Jean (Miller) Carr whom he married on September 29, 1956.

He was a 1951 graduate of Whetstone High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. After his military service, Verne worked at the Ohio National Guard, 35th 84th Transportation Company in Galion until 1968 and then for the United States Post Office in Galion as a Clerk retiring in 1989. He was a farmer his entire life and drove school bus for the Galion Public Schools for several years.

Verne attended Grace Point in Galion and was a member of the American Legion Scarbrough Post 243, Galion and Farm Bureau. He enjoyed cleaning and restoring old tools, making them look like new.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter Val Eichhorn of Galion, son Steve (Vicki) Carr of Galion and daughter Joyce Henderson of Lexington, Ohio; eight grandchildren Brooke (Ryan Novak) Dicus, Kristin (Roger) Perkins, Andrew (Dar) Eichhorn, Katelynn Carr, Spencer (Molly) Carr, Walker (Brandi Morrow) Carr, Zachary (Rachael Crupper) Logan and Carleigh (Jordan Ison) Levering; 10 great-grandchildren Macie, Rylie, Mitchell, Molly, Caleb, Olivia, Vienne, Carrver, Daxx and Phoenix; two sisters Mary Louise Diebler of Bucyrus and Carolyn Poorman of Cardington and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Charles R. Carr.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 26, 2019 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 27 at Grace Point, 683 Portland Way North Galion, Ohio 44833 with Rev. Paul Walter officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Army and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Point or the Activity Fund at Mill Creek Nursing Center in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Verne Carr, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.


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  • We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Carr. He worked with my Father at the Post Office for many years. Such a nice guy and always knew what he was doing at the front counter at the Post Office. May he rest in peace.

  • We are so sorry. Lots of good memories of Verne. He was always so nice and always had a smile on his face. I’m sure he and Charlie are having a wonderful time together up in Heaven. Our love and prayers are with each of you.

  • I am very sorry for your loss. He was so wonderful to us when we were kids and we just absolutely loved him. My thoughts and prayers are with the Carr family

  • Please accept our condolences and prayers, Jean, for the loss of Vern. We were so saddened to hear the news. May he Rest In Peace. As an Air Force veteran, I know he will be accorded a special place along with others who have served.

  • I remembered Mr. Carr from the post office, and our times in 4H. Prayers for all the family during this difficult time.

  • To the Carr Family,
    Vern was one of a kind. Ron loved working with Vern. Vern was easy going and a delight to be in his presence.
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Vern.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Thinking of you and your family, Val, as you begin this new journey. Be gentle with yourselves as the loss settles and the memories take over.

  • WE remember Vern as an expert farmer! We had a wonderful conversation with him on June 1st. It was a joyful time as we exchanged information about our lives, and we had prayer together before we left. Jean, I (Bruce) remember you in school days by your lovely first name. We will be praying for you especially tomorrow and we trust that you will be sustained by the power of God in these days to come. Every blessing! Bruce and Mabel Callender

  • Val and families
    I am so sorry to learn of your father’s passing. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that one day you will be united, never to be parted again. Prayers to all.

  • So sorry for your loss ,I too know what it’s like to lose a special friend like dad..may he rest in peace..God Bless you all and may he grant you strength to carry on his legacy..love and prayers …The Swineharts