James N. Carr - 85

12/30/1928 - 9/6/2014

Byron, IL

James N. Carr, age 85, passed away September 6, 2014 in his home. He was born on December 31, 1928 in Mt. Morris, Illinois the son of Clifford J. and Gertrude I. (Jones) Carr. He married Lois Jean Brantner on April 15, 1950. He worked in sales for Smith Oil Corp. and Goodyear and also was a foreman for Rockford Blacktop. James was a member of the United Church of Byron and was also a former member of the Tebala Shriners, the Masons, and the Byron Lions Club. While he enjoyed these activities, his main focus was always his family. Survivors include his wife Lois Jean of Byron; children, Steve (Deb) Carr of Vernon Hills, IL, Vicky (Jerry) Whitchard of Centerville, TN, and Kevin (Joanne) Carr of Byron; siblings, Evelyn Dirksen of Durand, IL and Larry (Sally) Carr of Leaf River; grandchildren, Douglas Carr, Caitlin Carr, April Burleson, Andrew (Brandy) Lahr, Katie England, Ashley (Michael) Cuddy, Anthony Wittemeyer, and Megan Carr; and great grandchildren, Adrianna and Jared. James is predeceased by his parents, brother, Arthur and sister, Marvelene. Funeral services will be held Thursday September 11, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant St. in Byron with Pastor Randy Snider of the First Baptist Church of Byron officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Byron Cemetery. A memorial is established in his name.


Wednesday Sept. 10, 2014 from 5-7 pm at Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home in Byron.

Thursday Sept. 11, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home in Byron.

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