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Thomas Keith Carr, age 57, Joplin, Mo., passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Freeman West Hospital after a sudden illness.
Keith was born September 11, 1960, in Joplin, and graduated from Memorial High School, in 1978, where he played for the two-time Missouri State Championship basketball team. He was a member of Unity Missionary Baptist Church, and enjoyed fishing, and fantasy football with family and friends.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Carr and Ernestine Carr; and a brother, David Thomas.
Survivors include his son, Kellen Carr, of Eugene, Ore.; brother, Eric Carr and wife, Cynthia, of Rochester Hills, Mich.; sister, Linda Hackner and husband, Charles, of Tomball, Texas; sister-in-law, Betty Thomas, of Joplin; aunt, Charlene Calhoun, of Joplin; nieces and nephews, Troy Thomas, Jason Hackner, Tracey Thomas, Keisha Love-Mason, Jordan Burton; companion, Michele Maxson; stepsons, Randell Chrisman, Antwon Hines; stepdaughter, Sadie Maxson.
Funeral service will be Friday, September 22, at 2 p.m., in Calvary Baptist Church, with Pastor Howard Nunnelly officiating. Interment will follow in Parkway Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Parker Mortuary on Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m.
Published on September 22, 2017
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