WALNUT – Neil K. Carr, 78, of Walnut, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
Neil was born Aug. 8, 1934, in Mendota, the son of Delbert and Velma (Wixom) Carr. He was united in marriage to Carol M. Zumdahl on March 29, 1958, in Mount Morris. She preceded him in death on Oct. 26, 1997. He married Mildred (DeSplinter) Powers on Dec. 21, 2002, in Walnut. He served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1958. Neil farmed for 48 years, retiring in 2007. Neil was a member of the Walnut United Methodist Church, Walnut American Legion Post 179, and the Happy Hookers Fishing Club. He was an avid antique tractor enthusiast.
He is survived by his wife, Millie Carr of Walnut; two sons, Roger K. Carr of Russiaville, Ind., and Dean (the late Margo) Carr of Bloomington; one daughter, Julie (Greg) Jamison of Princeton; five grandchildren, J.D. Carr of Bloomington, Mackenzie Waters of Indianapolis, Turner and Austin Jamison, both of Princeton, and Jiliane (Matt) Johnson of Galva; two brothers, Allen Bruce (Rose) Carr of Yuma, Ariz., and Delbert (Linda) Carr of Walnut; two stepdaughters, Sherie (Jerry) Verdick of Port Byron and Julie (Pat) Donovan of Walnut; one stepson, Mark Powers of Grayville; two step-grandsons, Matthew Donovan and Brandon Donovan both of Walnut; four step-granddaughters, Jessica Verdick of Davenport, Iowa, and Devon, Whitney, and Natalie Powers, all of Grayville; two step-great-grandchildren, Zack Donovan and Lexi Ryan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by his parents and a twin daughter, Judy.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Garland Funeral Home in Walnut and from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Walnut First United Methodist Church, followed by the funeral at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with the Rev. Gale T. Brandner, pastor, officiating.
Burial with full military rites accorded by Walnut American Legion Post 179 will be in Walnut Cemetery.
A memorial has been established. Visit www.garlandfuneralhome.com to send condolences.