AKRON - Richard E. Carr, 73, formerly of Fowler, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013, at his home in Akron.
He was born Jan. 26, 1940, in Bolindale, the son of Freda Velma Neiman and James F. Carr Sr.
Richard was a 1958 graduate of Fowler High School and retired from Akron General Medical Center in 2005 after working almost 40 years.
He enjoyed all sports on TV, including the NBA and NFL, and was a fan of the Cleveland Indians. In his younger days he bowled and played baseball for AGMC teams. He also enjoyed tennis, was an avid reader and like to garden.
He enjoyed traveling with his brother Jack, and especially visiting presidential libraries / museums, and liked the occasional trip to the Mountaineer casino.
He is survived by his sister, Lois Burnett of Brookfield; brother, Jack of Mecca; brother-in-law, Jack Nagy of St.Petersburg, Fla.; and numerous nieces, a nephew and great-nieces and -nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary and Patty; a brother, James F. Carr Jr.; and a nephew, James F. Carr III.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 N. High St., Cortland, followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. with Pastor John Talkington Jr., associated pastor of Fowler Community Church.
Interment will be in the Dugan Cemetery in Fowler.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association, 1815 W. Market St., Suite 108, Akron, OH 44313.
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences online at www.shaferwinanschapel.com.