Russell Burl Carr

May 17, 1927 ‒ December 24, 2009

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Russell Burl Carr, age 82, of Mount Vernon passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2009 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus after a brief illness. He was born on May 17, 1927 in Shreve, a son of the late Edward R. and Beulah LeMaster Carr.

Russ graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1946 and served in the Army Air Corp. After his service to his country, Russ married Norene Harley on February 11, 1950, living in Mansfield for 36 years and more recently in Mount Vernon for 12 years. An owner operator of many businesses in his life, including gas stations in Galion and Mansfield, he retired at the young age of 79 after owning and operating Porcelite of Mansfield for 20 years. Russ also worked for Powell Supply for 10 years. A longtime member of Park Avenue Baptist Church in Mansfield, he was most recently a member of the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, where he enjoying singing in the choir and volunteering along side his wife. He sang tenor for over 20 years with the Mansfield Choral Society. Russ also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and traveling with Norene.

Russ is survived by his wife, Norene (Harley) Carr; his children, Gregory (Nancy) Carr of Mansfield, James (Tisha) Carr of Columbus, Karen (Tom) Baker of Columbus, Julie (Kevin) Oswalt of Mansfield, and Susan (Doug) Mill of Newark; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

In addition to his parents, Russ was preceded in death by daughters, Connie and Cindy Carr and Lisa Carr Boggs; a granddaughter, Hannah Oswalt; and a brother, Lawrence Carr.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 with Pastor Bob Hendrix officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church, 303 South Edgewood Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Russell Burl Carr.