Memorial service for Victor Irving Carr, 91, Lawrence, will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2014 at First Christian Church in Lawrence.
Victor Carr passed away April 1, 2014 at Tonganoxie Nursing Center. Cremation is planned with private inurnment services at Oak Hill Cemetery.
He was born on July 1, 1922, near Tyrone, OK to Herman and May (Andis) Carr. Victor served in the U.S. Army 1945 to 1947 spending some time in Germany. Victor graduated from Bentonville High School, Bentonville, Arkansas in 1940. He attended Eastern Nazarene College in Massachusetts for two years. He then completed a printing press course at Pressman’s Home in Tennessee. He worked at various printing plants in Washington D.C., Sacramento, California, Topeka, Kansas City and Lawrence. He has lived in Lawrence, KS since 1964. After retirement he operated a small printing and engraving shop in his home for many years.
Victor has lived in Lawrence, KS since 1964. He was a member of the First Christian Church since the early 1980’s, and was a Homebuilders Sunday School Class Officer. He also served as a Deacon, Usher, and served on the Community Outreach Committee. He was currently a member of the JOY Group at First Christian Church.
Victor was active in the K.U. Host Family Program, later called the Family Friendship Program, for many years, and served as a treasurer several years. In this program he became friends with folks from Saudia Arabia, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Nepal, China, Korea, India, and Maritius. Victor also attended study groups such as IONS and SEEM and loved to learn about new things.
He married Carol Ann Soendker on October 20, 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on October 20, 2012. She survives of the home. Other survivors include two daughters, Gayla Carr Schmitz and husband Mark Schmitz, Lawrence, and Linda May (Carr) Pickerel and husband Mark Pickerel, Lawrence; two grandsons, Matthew and Alex Pickerel. Two brothers, John Carr and Albert Carr, preceded him in death. Victor is also survived by several nephews, nieces and cousins.
The family suggests memorials to LINK Interdenominational Kitchen, which is located at the First Christian Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.