EL PASO - Joe Carr, 52, of rural El Paso passed away at 3:46 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, Ill.
He was born on June 19, 1960, in Bloomington, Ill., to John and Doris L. Potter Carr. He married Terri Hodel on Aug. 18, 1979. She survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Josh (Julie) Carr of El Paso, Chris Carr of Bloomington and Luke (Allison) Carr of El Paso; two brothers, Thomas (Gladys) Carr of Secor and Tim (Donna) Carr of El Paso; one sister, April Carr of El Paso; two stepbrothers, Lance (June) White of Worchester, Ohio, and Nathan (Vickey) White of Trenton, Ill.; many nieces and nephews; his grandchildren, Will and Hannah and one on the way; and his dog, Cooper.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Richard White; and his nephew, Ryan Carr.
Joe was a truck driver for Darnall Concrete in Normal for 26 years.
He was a jack-of-all trades and could fix anything. He was known for his mechanical and carpentry skills. Family and friends came first with Joe. He was always willing to give a helping hand to anyone who was in need. He cherished spending time with his sons, tinkering on their cars and fixing up their houses. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and could always bring a smile to your face.
Joe gave his life to the Lord on Sept. 1, 2010.
He attended Community Bible Fellowship Church in El Paso, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20. Pastor Wes Ooms will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Burial will be in Centennial Cemetery in rural El Paso.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at ruestmanharrisfuneral-home.com.