Daniel S. Carr
1973 - 2018
BORN
1973
DIED
2018
FUNERAL HOME
Palmer Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Homes - Lansing Chapel
520 E. Mt. Hope Ave.
Lansing, MI
Daniel S. Carr

Delta Twp. - Spanish teacher at Waverly High School and Lansing Christian School, was born to Bruce and Carol Carr in Detroit on October 3, 1973, and died in Delta Township on May 7, 2018. Dan won many awards in his 21 years of teaching and coaching basketball, and was Michigan Teacher of the Year in 2016. He was a world traveler and went on mission trips to more than 35 countries, including all of the Spanish-speaking ones. Dan is survived by his parents, his brother David (Karen), and many other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Mount Hope Church, 202 South Creyts Road, Lansing, MI on Saturday, May 19 at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Michigan Fellowship of Christian Athletes, P.O. Box 894, Jenison, MI 49429. Condolences can be made at www.palmerbush.com.





Published by Lansing State Journal on May 13, 2018.
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March 4, 2019
I remember having meaningful conversations with Dan ("Bull") when he was in college at MSU, as campus minister at the American Baptist Student Foundation. My heart goes out to you in your loss. May the peace of Christ that passes all understanding carry you. love, Patti Kenney
Patti Kenney
Friend
October 8, 2018
So very sorry to hear of this. I went to school with Danny at Larkshire. Even then, he was a kind and gentle soul, different than most 10-year-old boys. Based on all the lovely comments, Danny went to on bless those around him for many, many years. Cassie Barber (Howland)
Cassandra Barber
Classmate
June 30, 2018
This is truly shocking. Dan touched so many people in in an amazingly positive way. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Dan 24 years ago when he first started teaching in Waverly school district. I hired him as my assistant for the FR Boys basketball team with the support of coaches Craig Fields and Phil Odlum. I left the education field and entered corporate America but the bond in the coaching fratenity is very strong and anytime I would be in town for MSU games and dropped by Waverly it was like we were still on the bench together. Truly will be missed. Dan was the truly genuine person that everyone should meet.
Ruben Williams
June 4, 2018
My parents and I were neighbors MANY years ago. We are devastated to hear this sad news. He had come out to California for a visit with my parents a few years ago. It was great to see him then. He even visited my cousin Vangeli in Greece. We send our thoughts and love to friends and family.
Annette Hadjimarkos
Annette Hadjimarkos
Friend
May 27, 2018
Dan visited us several times while we were missionaries in Kenya at PACE. He once asked us about our favorite movies, then during his next visit, he gave DVDs to each member of our family. He was always thinking of others. I considered him a close friend. He inspired me to be more like Christ. We need more men like him!
James Roland
Friend
May 21, 2018
It was a comfort to know that Dan would follow his student teaching experience with a full-time teaching position at Waverly High. Dedicated and creative in his teaching, he also sincerely cared about the students he taught. His life outside the classroom was filled with travel experiences that lead him not only to Spanish speaking countries but also to serve the needs of many young people throughout the world in a variety of ways. What wonderful tributes to Dan were expressed at his service today!! Would that there be many more like him!! My sincere condolences to his family.
Suzanne Tomlinson
Teacher
May 19, 2018
a loved one
May 18, 2018
Dan Carr truly served God by serving his community. He's heart, care, and dedication/commitment for young people was amazing!!!! To God Be The Glory!
Debra Thornton-Fitzpatrick
May 18, 2018
Clayton Graham
May 16, 2018
Clayton Graham
Teacher
May 17, 2018
Not only was Carr one of the most genuine, passionate teacher I've ever met, he was an inspiration to all of the students he had taught. Carr, even during tough situations, continually smiled to every student and brought endless help to anyone he saw that needed it. He will be missed dearly. May he rest in peace.
Destiny
Student
May 16, 2018
As Dans speech communication teacher at HHS, I had the pleasure of knowing Dan. He reached out to me when he was awarded Teacher in Excellence and I told him that he became a teacher in every sense of the word to all who knew him. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Gayann Brook
Teacher
May 16, 2018
I cant believe youre gone... I just had a nice conversation with you a month ago. You werent just my teacher. You were a father to me. I referred to you as my dad all the time. Ive never felt more loved. You got me through the toughest and darkest times of my life. I keep waiting for text or call back saying that youre expecting my visit. I texted and called you so many times throughout my first year of college just to check in on you. And vice versa. You were my number one supporter! I miss the 5 minuet long Voicemails, or the, call me because Im bad at texting messages. You had a spark in you that always brightened my day and made me laugh. I will miss you. I will miss all of the texts and calls. All of the visits to your school. All of the papers you had me grade. And all of the times we would just sit and talk about life. Ill miss every second of it. I love you and I miss you. Rest in Heaven Sr. Carr. Party hard up there and Ill see you later!
Jessica Dent
Student
May 15, 2018
I first met Señor Carr when I was a freshman at Waverly and he was just starting out as a student teacher in our Spanish class. I consider myself lucky to have been among the first in a long line of students who got to know his kindness. I am so sad hes left us. But rest now, Señor. Your Warriors will carry on your legacy.
Kathryn Robertson
Student
May 15, 2018
Dan Carr was an amazing educator and loving man who walked his faith each and every day. I will always remember how generous and caring he was of my special needs students. He saw and nurtured the strengths in each student. May you Rest in the Peace of God's arms.
Gloria Gonzalez
Coworker
May 15, 2018
Dan my man....when I started working with you this year I had no idea who you really were or that you had such an amazing impact on so many people. It is only through your passing that I learned about all the amazing things you have done and people you have touched. This alone totally reflects your true character. You never once bragged about being educator of the year. You never once boasted about any of your accomplishments. Youre focuse was always on serving others and putting the less fortunate first.

You will be greatly missed by everyone that knew you.

Jeff

Jeff
Friend
May 14, 2018
Sheri Shank
May 14, 2018
Dan Carr was a true servant of God and a treasure within the Waverly community. I will always be grateful that he agrred to pray for my son, his former student, for the duration of his first tour in Iraq. Eternity will reveal the harvest from the precious seeds he planted. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones for their present grief.
Colleen Mitchell
Acquaintance
May 13, 2018
Sr. Carr was the person who encouraged me to go to college and learn Spanish. He was my inspiration for all of the traveling I have done, and will continue to do. He was a kind, thoughtful and bright person with a beautiful spirit. He really cared about others and you could tell. He will be missed
Melissa M
Student
May 13, 2018
Dan went on a mission trip to Honduras with our church back in 2000 I think. He was a mission and servant-minded person. What he has done will be remembered by many whom he spent time with over the years. Life is precious, life is fragile and a gift. May he and his family trust and rest in the peace of Christ.
Scott Goodman
Acquaintance
May 13, 2018
I've known Mr. Carr my whole high school experience. I stayed seeing him working on something for his students and the people who loved him. I cannot express how grateful I am that he was one of my teachers. He will be greatly missed, but thankfully he will now be at peace.
Mykaala Cage-Pork
Student
May 12, 2018
Dan was a HERO! A true ANGEL here on earth! I cant even put into words how much he meant to so many! He was the most amazing man! My daughter would not be who she is today without him! He did so many things for our family including a soccer camp scholarship for my daughter and a college scholarship for my daughter, sending me to be with my dad as he passed away and every birthday or holiday a call and a text! I cant thank him enough for the many things he has done for us and all the children! When I nominated him for that teacher of the year award I never thought that just 2 short years later I would be writing on a wall for his obituary! This earth was robbed of the biggest most amazing angel it had and this world and our lives will never be the same!
Mellonie Swinford
Friend
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Mellonie Swinford
Friend
May 12, 2018
Dan brought so much joy to so many of us. He was an example for us to follow in caring for others, especially students and his teams. He was also a great friend. I am so sorry to have lost touch these last years - I missed out on the blessing of his humor and his gentle spirit. Prayers to his family and all those who mourn his passing. We lost a really good one in Dan Carr. I hope the legacy he has left in us continues to make our world a better place.
Drew Rick-Miller
Friend
May 12, 2018
I only got to know him for only a year and a half, but we quickly became close friends. He was the kind of guy you wanted to be around.
Randy Reynolds
Friend
May 12, 2018
He will be greatly missed by many people . He was a great person .
Marie Swinford
Friend
May 12, 2018
Dan and I went to Elementary School together. Even though we went to cross town high schools he never forgot my name and always said hello when we would run into each other around town. As a fellow educator it was a joy to work with him. My heart is sad for the world has lost an amazing teacher and an incredible friend. many thoughts and prayers to the family.
Lynda ODonnell
Friend
May 12, 2018
We are British friends of Dan, his aunt and uncle and mum and dad. .We were so shocked to hear the sad news . He came over to the U.K. and stayed with us and everyone who met him thought he was 'great'. Such a lovely lad. God Bless. From Irene and Mike
May 12, 2018
Dan was a student of mine at Farmington Harrison High School. He was kind and hard working. I had the pleasure of reconnecting a couple years ago. He set the bar very high for dedication to his craft and by example of an outstanding human being. The lives he made better are surely a beautiful legacy. My sympathy to his family and many friends he left to cherish his memory.
Judy Brankel
Student
May 12, 2018
He touched so many people around the world. What a great and outstanding person to know and be friends with. Will miss his humor and friendship dearly.
Joe Behl
Friend
May 12, 2018
I wanted to add this sweet picture to my message.
Candace Ivey
Friend
May 11, 2018
I am so sorry for this great loss. Dan was such a kind and caring man. Ever so thoughtful and humble.

He was our dear neighbor for all eight years that we lived on Maycroft. He was the first to
greet us when we came home from the hospital with our first child. He was eager to hold her and told us how beautiful he thought she was.

I watched him speak so eloquently at the funerals of our late friends Lance Houghton, and Nancy Houghton.

Although I was terrible at keeping in touch, every time I saw him, I was greeted with a warm hug and a shy smile.

Our sincerest sympathies,

Candace, Josh, Whitney, and Zane Ivey

Candace Ivey
Friend
May 11, 2018
One of my favorite people in the world. Will dearly miss him. He was part of our family and we loved him.
Tom Cornelius
Friend
May 11, 2018
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