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J.C. Karr

January 26, 1922 -
February 6, 2021

J.C. Karr, 99, of Seymour, died at 4:01 a.m., Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Dr. West, Savoy.   Due to Covid restrictions, a private family funeral will be held. Burial will…read more

J.C. Karr, 99, of Seymour, died at 4:01 a.m., Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Dr. West, Savoy.   Due to Covid restrictions, a private family funeral will be held. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign with military rites accorded by American Legion Post 71, Urbana.

J.C. was born January 26, 1922 in Monticello, a son of Percy and Hazel Turner Karr.  He married Celia Louise Christie on March 3, 1946 in Champaign.  She died February 15, 2007.

Survivors include two sons, Chris (Reba) Karr of Seymour and Steve (Deanne) Karr of Coatesville, IN; two daughters, Cynthia Karr of Monticello and Nancy Bell of Mahomet; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Richard Karr of Florida.

He was preceded in death by parents, two brothers, and one grandson, Joshua Karr.

After working in Rockford as a carpenter for a short time, he was requested by Uncle Sam to serve in the United States Army during WWII, 45th Field Artillery Battalion, 8th Infantry Division.  He was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was farmer in the Seymour area for 60 years and was a master Carpenter.

J.C. was a member of the First United Methodist of Champaign and made several trips with the church youth to ASP, Appalachia Service Project.  He was also a member of the Champaign County Farm Bureau Foundation.

Memorial contributions may be to First United Methodist Church, ASP Youth Fund or Champaign County Farm Bureau Foundation to benefit Ag in the Classroom.

Condolences may be offered at www.morganmemorialhome.com.

 

 

 

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Date: Friday, February 12, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Morgan Memorial Home

Address:

1304 Regency Dr. West
Savoy, Illinois 61874

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