Tom William Carr, 76, of Cabool, Missouri, departed this world on December 8, 2021 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, Missouri.
He was born on June 14, 1945 in San Diego, California, to Joe and Mary Carr.
Tom married Priscila Flores on January 31, 1969 in San Diego, California. He was certified as journeyman plumber and started his career in the civil service at San Diego Naval Base. Tom moved his family to Cabool, Missouri, in 1979 and became a staple of the community. For many years he operated Carr Plumbing as well as worked in various positions for the Cabool School District. He was passionate about outdoor activities and served as the Cubmaster for Cabool’s Cub Scout Pack 56 and later as Scoutmaster for Cabool’s Boy Scout Troop 56. He enjoyed horses, cowboy lore, a good mystery story, and leather craft. He was active in Cabool Christian Church. He loved being a grandfather to Tully and Jocelyn.
Most notably, Tom loved bike riding. He rode his bicycle the entire length of the Katy Trail five times, was active in West Plains Regional Bicycle Club, and daily rode at Piney River Recreational Area. His personal love for cycling and bicycle repair also spurred the donation of hundreds of bicycles to Show Me Christian Youth Home based on his belief that “Every kid should have a good bike to ride.”
Tom was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Priscila; his mother, Mary Carr; sister, Margaret Joy; brothers, Don Carr and Doug Carr; sons, Darrell and wife Leia of Seminole, Florida, and Edward and wife Christina of Escondido, California; and two grandchildren.
Tom was full of love and kindness. He will be greatly missed by all family and friends.
Memorial visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. with services following at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Cabool Christian Church with John Stone officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Show Me Christian Youth Home.