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Robert Leslie Carr, 82, passed away March 6, 2018. He was born June 3, 1935, in Carthage, Mo., to Robert Leslie and Ruth Elizabeth "Haggard" Carr.
Robert resided in Carthage until he entered the United States Army in 1952, serving in Korea until 1954. He completed his tour of duty at Ft. Sam Houston, in San Antonio, Texas. In 1957, he enlisted in the United States Navy and retired in 1959.
Robert was united in marriage to Kay Smith in 1954, in Galena, Mo. Together they had two children, Dwight and Sheryl.
Robert was then united in marriage to Norma "Hale" Jessee on Jan. 9, 1987.
Robert is survived by his wife, Norma, of their home in Pittsburg, Kan; along with stepdaughter, Debra Bevins; two step-sons, Dean Jessee and Darrin Jessee; eight step-grandchildren, Matt Jessee, Julie Miller, Rob Bevins, Ryan Bevins, Lindsay Bevins, Bill Jessee, Autumn Roberts, and Derek Schultz; along with 14 step-great-grandchildren. Robert is preceded in death by his son, Dwight, July 22, 2014.
Robert was baptized in the Nazarene Church in 1950, in Spring River near Carthage. He was a member of the Forsyth Christian Church, in Forsyth, Mo.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 10, at Ulmer Funeral Home. Following the visitation, graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery, in Carthage.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House or the (Masonic) Mirza Transportation Fund.
Online condolences may be made at www.ulmerfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Published on March 8, 2018
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