1921 - 2015 Funeral services for Samuel Washington Karr, Jr., 94, of Silsbee, will be 10:00 am, Monday, April 20, 2015, at Farmer Funeral Home, with interment following in R S Farmer Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm, Sunday, at the funeral home. Mr. Karr passed away April 17, 2015, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Mr. Karr was born January 5, 1921, in Vernon, TX and was the fifth child of Samuel Washington Karr, Sr. and Viola Veriner Hollis Karr. Mr. Karr was a long time resident of Silsbee. He served in the US Navy Sea Bees, during World War II, as a baker. Mr. Karr developed a love for cooking, helping prepare food at church dinners, as long as his health would allow. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Silsbee. Mr. Karr retired from Mobil Corporation, where he worked as a process operator for 30 years. Sam is preceded in death by his loving wife of 69 years, Valree Louise Grover Karr. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and John Robinson; sons, Sam D. Karr and his wife, Linda and Rob and Susan Karr; six grandchildren, Clinton Robinson, Derrick Robinson, Kellie Riley, Trey Karr, and Belle Richardson. Mr. Karr has multiple great grandchildren including Caitlynn Robinson, Cami Robinson, Sophie Robinson, Ashley Riley and Shelby Riley. Honorary pallbearers will be his Sunday School class members. The family would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Huff and Dr. Colgan for his medical care. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to First United Methodist Church of Silsbee in his honor.
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Farmer Funeral Home
415 North 4th Street
Silsbee, TX 77656
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Apr. 18, 2015