Richard N. Carr, 92, of Anderson went to be with the Lord on Feb. 16, 2021.
He was born on Aug. 17, 1928, in Lydick, Ind. to George and Mary (Norris) Carr.
He attended Owosso Bible College for his Bachelor of Arts degree and Indiana University for his Master's Degree in Education.
Mr. Carr was a minister and pastored churches in Florida, Michigan, and Indiana. He was a teacher in the Indiana public schools for 44 years with most of those years teaching 5th and 6th grades at Edgewood Elementary School. Along with teaching, he coached basketball, track, and football. Mr. Carr had a very competitive nature and enjoyed winning seven city championships between his boys’ and girls’ teams. While he officially retired from teaching in 2000, he continued as a substitute teacher through the age of 90. He had a very unique ability to connect with students and a passion to encourage and support them to be the best they could be. Similarly, Mr. Carr was always serving through ministry, finding various ways to meet the needs of others. He was also an avid sports enthusiast whether participating directly or watching his favorite teams. He was very hard-working, kind and compassionate, and never knew a stranger. Everyone knew Mr. Carr.
He was a member of Central Wesleyan Church and served in many different capacities.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Eula May (Metz) Carr; four children, Joyce (Dan) Burnett of Miss., Doug Carr of S.C., Judy Gaines of Anderson and Dwight (Jennifer) Carr of Anderson; grandchildren, Julianne (Juan) Burnett, Jennifer (Christian) Hartman, Daniel Gaines (fiancé Abigail Ploetz), Leah (George) Tranbarger and Rachael (Jamie) Martin; great grandchildren, Sebastian Hartman, Piper Tranbarger, Morgan and Wiley Martin; one brother, George (Marjorie) Carr; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary (Norris) Carr; three sisters, Betty Spriggs, Rachel Blackmon, and Arlene Segars, one brother, Paul Carr, and son-in-law, Lanny Gaines.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Wesleyan Church, 2406 Delaware Street, Anderson, Indiana 46016. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the church with Rev. Jerry Alexander officiating. Burial will follow at East Maplewood Cemetery. The funeral service will be live streamed on the Hersberger-Bozell Funeral Home’s Facebook page starting at 1 p.m. Health precautions for the safety of family and friends will include facial coverings and social distancing at all times. Funeral Services have been entrusted to Hersberger-Bozell Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be given to Central Wesleyan Church or The Christian Center.
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