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Robert William Carr, known as Dave, was born in Grand Rapids to James and Caroline-Woodward Carr. He was one of 10 children. He died peacefully at the home he built that had been the site of his parents home where he grew up. Dave loved the Lord and felt Him by his side while still on earth. We have the assurance that he is now in heaven with Jesus.
After high school, Dave joined the army and served in Germany. In 1974 he married his wife Lois, a mother of 5 children. They later had a son, Robert William Carr Jr.
Dave worked primarily in construction and building maintenance. It seemed he knew no strangers. He was easy going and jovial. He loved making people laugh, especially children.
He will be remembered for his love of babies, bouncing them on his knee, making silly faces and sounds to make them giggle. There wasn't a baby he couldn't charm. Dave was known for his kind heart and generous spirit.
Cribbage was his game of choice, but he never turned down a card game. He was an avid viewer of Fox news.
Preceded in death by: Angel Carr, his stillborn daughter from his first marriage, both his parents and 8 siblings, step daughter Lorelei Wartella-Aldridge.
Survived by: his wife Lois Luepnitz-Carr, youngest sister Sherry (Tom) Vanderplow, son Robert (Tiffany)Carr, the Wartella step children, Debra (Bob)Parkinson, Valorie (Bill)Triemstra, Patricia(Faramarz)Simab, Rudolph(Hyeryun) Wartella,14 grand children and 8 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
Service will be held on Saturday 2-16-19 at North park Presbyterian church, 500 north park st. NE, grand Rapids 49525. Visitation is at 10am, the service at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to NECM'S (North End Community Ministry) at North Park Presbyterian Church or the Christian Education Fund at Sherman Street CRC
The family appreciates the care Dave received from Andrea his nurse, Thea, and the staff at Faith Hospice.
Visits and prayers from their minister, Rev. Helen Havlik, the prayer shawl from the knitters as well as prayers and cards from members of north park Presbyterian church meant so much to Dave.
The family appreciates the prayers and support from family and friends during Dave's extended illness. We are comforted knowing he is no longer suffering and is in heaven with Jesus.
North End Community Ministry
214 Spencer St NE, Grand Rapids MI 49505
Sherman Street CRC - Christian Education Fund
1000 Sherman St SE, Grand Rapids MI 49506