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Earl L. Karr, 94, passed away to be with our Lord on April 26, 2017.
He was the son of the late Orville and Dona Karr and loving husband of 58 years of the late Jean Karr. He was one of nine children and was preceded in death by seven of his siblings.
Earl served in the U.S. Army in World War II as a Pvt. Cannoneer, serving with the Battery B, 590th Bn. 106th Division in Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany. He was a POW in Germany in between 1944-1945. Decorations and citations at separation from the armed services included the American Theater Medal, EAMET Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, the distinguished Purple Heart Medal, the Distinguished Unit Badge Medal and the Victory Medal for his services during the war. Earl was a volunteer and proud supporter of the Disabled American Veterans throughout his lifetime. Post WWII, he worked for the State of Kentucky Employment Services until he retired.
He was graduated in 1952 from the University of Kentucky and was an avid fan of the Kentucky Wildcats all his life.
He was a loving father, grandfather, son and brother. He cared deeply for his siblings throughout his lifetime and very much enjoyed keeping in touch with his dear sister, Polly, almost daily while in Virginia Beach.
Left to cherish his memories are sister Pearl (Polly) and John Huckleby, sons, Ricky Karr and Randy Karr and wife Janice Karr, two granddaughters, Austin Karr and Erin Karr, and a host of relatives and friends in Kentucky and Ohio.
A private memorial ceremony was held in Virginia Beach and a graveside service is planned at the Locust Grove Cemetery in Keavy, KY on May 26th, 2017 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to Chapter 158, Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 11, Keavy, KY 40737.
Published on May 3, 2017
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