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Obituary: Clyde Allen Carr; Hastings, Michigan


Clyde Allen Carr, 78, of Hastings, Michigan, passed peacefully on December 2, 2016.

Clyde, born in Forrester, Arkansas, to the late Roy and Rosa (Coomer) Carr, was married to the love of his life Betty Lee (Walton) for 59 years. A true love story, Clyde is survived by his children, Jon (Sylvia) Carr and Timothy (Paulette) Carr; grandchildren, Valerie (Darren) Plants, Erin (Aaron Wileman) Carr, Phoenix Spaulding, Sarah Carr and Nolan Carr; and great-grandchildren, Heath and Shelby Plants and Eli Wileman.

Clyde is also survived by a brother, Achel Carr and sister, Royce (Damen) Robbins, sisters-in law Alice and Varine Carr and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, son, Bruce Carr, and brothers, Everett, JD, Billy Ray, Austin (Ig) and Bobbie.

Clyde spent 33 years working at Hastings Manufacturing where he was also a part of the fire brigade. He was active in the Barry County Conservation Club and the National Muzzle Loaders Association where he was the Levi Garrett National Champion in 1988 and 1989. He taught youth hunters safety, was an avid drag racer, bowler, and loved golf. In his youth, Clyde was also a boxer.

Clyde was a fixer, if it was broken, you could call Clyde and he was going to make it work. It might not look pretty, but it was sure to work. He and Betty opened their home to many of Hasting’s youth during transition times for their lives.

A memorial luncheon will be planned for a future date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested for the American Cancer Society.

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