Carr Douglass, 89, resident of Eldorado passed away March 2, 2013, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
Carr was born Nov. 14, 1923, in Eldorado to the late Samuel Carr and Aroma (Towle) Douglass. On Nov. 25, 1950, he married the former Martha Joan Stinson who survives. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Eldorado where he served on the finance committee, pastor relation committee, auditing committee, administration board and past sunday school superintendent. He served his country in the Army Air Force during WWII, in the Chinese Burma India Theatre. He was a graduate of Eldorado High School and a 1950 graduate of U of I with a bachelors degree in business. Carr was employed and retired from Southeastern Illinois Electric Co-op where he served as an Accountant and Office Manager. He was part of the development of the Southeastern Illinois Electric Co-op Employees Credit Union. Many of Carr's hobbies included gardening, fishing, golfing and yard work.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Randall Wayne (Gail) Douglass of Peoria; a daughter, Janet Ann (Bill Todd) Ping of Marion; grandchildren, David Paul (Brooke Proctor) Douglass, Rachel Ann (Daniel) Fly, Sarah Beth Douglass, Jason Wade (Marionna) Ping, Douglass Keith (Whitney) Ping, Natalie Renee (Dave Cronin) Ping; great-grandchildren, Jax Wade Ping, Nash David Ping, Onna Marie Ping, Korbin Ace Ping, Konnor Douglass Ping, Kionna Renee Ping, Harlan Nickolas King, Mallory Paige Douglass and Carter Bryant Fly. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two daughters, Brenda Jean Douglass, Carla Jo Douglass; a sister, Genevieve Law and her spouse Russell.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, at Colonial Terrace Funeral Home in Eldorado with Pastor John Cross officiating. Burial will be in Lindale Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday March 7, 2013, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Northwest United Methodist Church of Peoria or the Eldorado First United Methodist Church.
Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family via the website www.colonialterracefuneralhome.com.