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Donovan Dale Karr, 32 – Passed June 26, 2021

Donovan Dale Karr was born December 30, 1988 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Rodger and Laura (Lotz) Karr. He passed away June 26, 2021 in Shreveport, Louisiana, at the age of 32.

He grew up in Summersville, Missouri, and graduated from Summersville High School with the class of 2007. In 2010 he went to work in the oil fields and worked his way up to being a rig manager. Donovan attended and was a member of Praise and Worship Church in Summersville.

Donovan was united in marriage to Kelsey Curlile on June 5, 2013 and they were blessed with two girls, Kyntleigh and Kaisley.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Laura, and his grandpa, Dale Karr.

Donovan is survived by his wife, Kelsey; his daughters, Kyntleigh and Kaisley; his father, Rodger; a brother, Danny Kreider; his grandmother, DeLois Karr; father-in-law, Aaron Curlile; mother-in-law, Melanie Curlile; sister-in-law Kyra Franklin and husband Austin; and Brad and Katie Shockley, who were also like parents, and their children, Jacob, Josh and Grace, who were like siblings to him. He is also survived by several other family members and friends.

Donovan loved spending time on the farm, taking care of and talking with the cows and using his favorite Kubota tractors to feed and do other chores around the farm. He enjoyed his time spent out on the rigs with his oilfield brothers. He would go out of his way to help anyone he could. Most of all, Donovan loved spending time with Kelsey, Kyntleigh and Kaisley. They were his whole world and you didn’t have to be around him very long to know that. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dorvan Stringer officiating. Interment was in Summersville City Cemetery. Services were under the care of Bradford Funeral Home and online condolences may be left at