Paul Robert Karr, 89, of Chester, Ohio, died at home and went to be with his Lord on February 26, 2013. He was born at Forest Run, Ohio, on August 31, 1923, son of the late Purley Thomas Karr and Altona Baer Karr. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Nina Ruth Wolf, whom he married on July 6, 1946, in Chester, Ohio. They made their home on the family farm near Chester.
Paul served his country loyally as a U.S. Marine in Guam and Iwo Jima during W.W.II. He was a member of and attended Chester United Methodist Church. He was a construction worker until his retirement from Karr Construction in 1985. Paul was a member of Meigs County Ikes, Pomeroy Gun Club, and VFW # 9053. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and most of all farming.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Kathryn Karr Mora; sister-in-law, Dorothy Karr; father-in-law, Clarence Wolf, Sr.; mother-in-law, Virgie Wolf; and brother-in-law, Clarence Wolf, Jr.
In addition to his wife, Paul is survived by a brother, Horace Karr; his children, Marilyn (Ron) Spencer, Nancy (Patrick) Morrissey, Roger (Susie) Karr, and David Karr.
Grandchildren include Trisha (Keith) Putnam, Thomas (Anita) Morrissey, Donnie Spencer, Carrie (James) Schagel, Jessica (Ryan) Barnes, and Valerie (Greg) Lloyd. Great-grandchildren are Autumn Johnson, Cory and Brandon Putnam, Trevor and Trent Morrissey, Cooper, Raeann, and Kendall Schagel, Savannah and Derek Barnes, and Colton and Emeri Lloyd. Also surviving are brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Woodrow Mora, George and Helen Wolf, and Wanda Wolf; several nieces and nephews; and family friends, George and Lois Morrison.
Paul received loving and compassionate care from special caregivers Julia, Brenda, Charlie, Marvin, and Nancy; as well as the Holzer Hospice staff.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2013, at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home, Pomeroy, Ohio, with Pastor Angel Crowell officiating. Burial will follow at Meigs Memorial Gardens, Pomeroy.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Meigs County Ikes, P.O. Box 63, Chester, Ohio 45760.
Condolences may be sent at www.andersonmcdaniel.com.