The world lost a kind soul and Heaven gained an angel. James Paul Carr, 71, of Port Clinton, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Sept. 15 surrounded by loved ones. He was born on Nov. 2, 1949, in Port Clinton to Melvin and Pearl (Stover) Carr. His childhood friends gave him the nickname “Baldy” and it stuck with him all through his life.
He graduated from Port Clinton High School in 1968. He worked at Neidecker, LeVeck Funeral Home his senior year of high school. He was united in marriage to Virginia Janes on Jan. 9, 1971.
James proudly served his country in the Army Reserves from the late sixties to the early seventies. He was a lifetime resident of Port Clinton and was employed by Englebeck Meat Packing as well as U.S. Gypsum and Standard Products. He worked at Standard Products until his retirement in 1992.
During his lifetime, he was involved in many activities such as carving ducks out of wood, fishing, duck and deer hunting as well as spending precious time with family, friends and his beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his “four legged children” Duke and Gemma.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Virginia Carr of Port Clinton; two daughters: Andrea (Joseph) Brooks of Graytown, Ann (Rich) Chapman of Lima; five grandchildren: Edward Brooks, James Chapman, Breanna Chapman, Everett Chapman, Noah Carr; three great-grandchildren: Anna, Carson and Sophia; brothers: Richard (Karen) Carr of Port Clinton, Samuel Carr of Port Clinton; sisters: Geraldine Mulligan of Port Clinton, Margaret (Lloyd) Danklefsen of Oak Harbor; sister-in-law: Phyllis “Neadie” Carr and many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Charles “Sonny” Carr and sister-in-law: Beverly Carr.
Visitation will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, from 12 noon – 2 p.m. at Neidecker, Crosser & Priesman Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 1124 Fulton St. Port Clinton, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. with Rev. Dane Meuschke officiating. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton. Memorial contributions may be given to Magruder Hospital Chemo Lab, 615 Fulton St. Port Clinton, OH 43452 or Peace Lutheran Church, 900 Jefferson St. Port Clinton, OH 43452. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.neideckercrosserpriesman.com.