John Carr passed away peacefully within his home on August 18, 2022, after struggling for many years with his health. He was born November 20, 1944 to Virgina Mae Morris and Garfield Thomas Carr in San Pedro, California.
He grew up in the household with his mother, brother, and maternal grandparents. He often shared fond memories of his youth in which his grandfather taught him and his brother how to fish, hunt, and shoot guns.
He graduated from Redondo Union High School, class of 1962, and then immediately enrolled in the United States Navy Air. He served from 1962 to 1966, including two years active duty and four years reserve. He served on the USS Kitty Hawk and USS Midway Navy Air. He married Michelle Stuart December 28, 1987 and was later sealed in the LDS temple in1997.
He held many jobs over the years, starting as a shoe shiner in his grandfather’s bar, grocery store bagger, stocker, core driller and finally a produce manager for many years. However, his most coveted “job” was taking care of his wife and being a father to David and Rachelle.
When asked what his most expensive or extravagant possession was, he jokingly but truthfully replied, his wife. Anyone who knew John knew his most prized things in his life were his wife and daughter.
John had many hobbies including mining, fishing, shooting, camping and four- wheeling with family. He enjoyed watching his favorite actor John Wayne or TV show Gunsmoke. John often seemed like he might have been born in the wrong century. In his younger life, he lived quite the colorful cowboy lifestyle.
Thank you to the hospice nurses (Carli & Jody) and staff (Debbie, Crysten), the many neighbors (Rainers, Rossers, and Colleen), and family members that helped care for John over the last year. A special thanks to Eric Rainer for his multiple daily visits and friendship.
John was proceeded in death by his son (David), mother, maternal grandparents, and Uncle Wally. He is survived by his wife (Michelle), daughter (Rachelle), brother (Frank) and many friends and family.
The family plans to have a celebration of his life on Friday, August 26, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kaysville City Cemetery located at 500 East Crestwood Road.
In lieu of flowers, please take Michelle on a traveling trip.