World War II Veteran Lt. Col (Ret.) Robert B. Carr dies at 96

CARR, Robert B.  Death – Obituary – cause of death: CARR, Robert B. Popularly known as Bob to both family and friends was born Born December 6, 1924 in the small farming community of Ore. Bob joined the millions of young men and women who volunteered to fight in WWII and attended officer training at Oklahoma State University where he met Velda Rae. They got married on July 30, 1945 and shortly after he re-enlisted in the US Air Force and was sent off to War as a navigator based in England.

They were stationed overseas in Guam, Japan, Philippines, and France and at another nine military bases stateside. After he retired, he owned and operated two Car Washes for a number of years on the east side of Tucson.

He was a member of the Greatest Generation, Lt. Col (Ret.) Robert B. Carr, died June 4, 2021. He was 96 and a long time Tucson resident.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 74 years, Velda Rae Carr. He is survived by his three daughters, Barbara Thompson of Phoenix, Kathy Dutil (Ron) of Corinna, ME and Judy Carr (Lee Kriegsfeld) of Chevy Chase, MD; grandchildren, Hallie Bryant (Chris), Jane Carignan, Blu Benway (Penny), Shane (Stacey), Jacob Kriegsfeld, Max Kriegsfeld and great-grandchildren, Brandie Carignan, Amber Benway and Graham Benway.

Since 1966 Bob was an active member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. He enjoyed a long life of service to the Church, keeping in touch with his WWII squadron members, travelling the world with Velda Rae and friends, and playing golf. Burial Services will be private.