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Russell W. Carr

Birth Date: February 15, 1944
Death Date: September 18, 2017

Russell Wayne Carr, 73, of Decatur, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Russell was born on February 15, 1944 to the late Russell and Mildred (Webb) Carr. He married the love of his life, Cheryl Ray, in March of 1972.
Russell was a member of Laborers Local 159 and loved fishing, billiards, hunting and bowling.
Russell leaves behind to cherish his precious memories, his wife, Cheryl; one son, Robert (Jasmine) Carr. of Decatur, IL; three daughters, Lori (Dick) Carr, Amy Carr and Angie (Todd) Mason, all of Decatur, IL; two sisters, Connie (Sam) Wilderman of Macon, IL and Nancy (Mike) Robb of Decatur, IL. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Russell was preceded in death by his parents; son, Russell Wayne Jr; brother, Robert Carr.
Memorials may be made to the family.
The family would like to thank Safe Haven Hospice, Dr. Kahn and staff.
Funeral service to celebrate the life of Russell Carr will be held at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave, Decatur, Il, 62526 on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00 AM with visitation an hour prior.

The family of Russell Carr is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

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September 23, 2017
11:00 am
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2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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September 23, 2017
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  1. To the Carr family. I am so sorry we didn't make it to the services as we were out of town with Meg. We remember Russ at the pool hall and always so funny and full of life. Our parents loved him and so do we!! Now he can fly high with all of them!! We love you all!! Prayers and hugs:heart::heart:

  2. I was Russell's friend, during his life, and I remained till his death, but life (for the rest of us) must resume, after even a great loss. I will be with you (in spirit) if not in fact, as you lay your dear one to rest.
    Sharing memories is one way to relieve the suffering of any loss, so I offer the comfort of my "front-porch-swing" to you, with the confidence that you will not believe I want anything more.

    Gene Moyer, 1670 N College St., phone (217) 521-2046, (leave message)

    (If life has taught us nothing more, for every ending, there is always a new beginning.)

  3. Cheryl I am so sorry. i remember like it was yesterday spending so much time at Kirk's Billards. Russel would keep me out of trouble the best he could. He would listen to me when I felt like my life was a mess. He really had a positive impact on my life that ai am in my 40'a and remember those days so well. Im so sorry for your loss.

  4. My Deepest Condolences, Cheri, Lori, Bob, Angie, Amy and all the grandchildren. You're all in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord Comfort and Bless you today and the days to come. RIP Russell

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