Joe Lenere Carr, 86, Sheridan, passed away early Saturday morning, Jan. 23, 2021 at Wellbrooke of Westfield.
He was born March 25, 1934 in Higginson, Ark., the son of the late Monroe Windom and Etta Mae “Jimmie” (Smith) Carr.
On Sept. 11, 1955, he was married to Betty Illa (Moore) Carr in Searcy, Ark.; she survives.
Mr. and Mrs. Carr moved to Westfield, where they began their own home framing business, Custom Framing. Over the years, Custom Framing became Custom Concrete and has operated as a family business for more than 50 years, serving much of Indiana.
Mr. Carr was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Christian, Bible teacher and Deacon. He enjoyed old car restoration and collecting, woodworking, painting and having coffee with friends.
Survivors, other than his wife, include three children, Timothy Joe (Sonya) Carr of Sheridan, Thomas Rand (Mary) Carr of Sheridan and Melissa Ann (Brad) Schrock of Carmel; 12 grandchildren, Katie Carr, Sarah (Brandon) Wilt, Ben (Mandi) Carr, Timothy Joe (Sarah) Carr, Jr., Joey (Kylie) Carr, Levi (Bethany) Schrock, Julie Carr, Sally Schrock, Anna (Sam) Gibson, Abbie (Manny) De Ford, Thomas (Christine) Schrock and Rebekah (Drew) Ohman; 13 great-grandchildren, Brittain Wilt, Brooklyn Wilt, Caiden Carr, Dax Carr, Ryleigh Jewell, Audrianna Schrock, Amelia Gibson, Evie Schrock, Oliver Carr, Harvey Carr, Bradley Schrock, Miles Schrock and Alaina Gibson; four sisters, Wanda Brogan of Arkansas, Marquita (Jerry) Moore of Arkansas, Carol Tuminello of Arkansas and Margaret (Sandy) Ray of Arkansas; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James Matthew Carr, and a brother, Frank Carr.
Private Family Funeral Services are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St. in Lebanon, Ind. with Pastor John Vanderwier officiating. Services will be live streamed on Tuesday at 11 a.m. on the Myers Mortuary Facebook page for friends to view. Interment will follow services at the Mts. Runn Cemetery, rural Zionsville.
Memorial donations may be given to the Samaritan’s Purse: Online Condolences may be made at