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Larry LaRue (Colonel) Carr 1941 - 2019
Larry LaRue (Colonel) Carr 1941 - 2019
Larry LaRue (Colonel) Carr 1941 - 2019

LARNED — Larry LaRue (Colonel) Carr, 78, passed away Sept. 17, 2019 at Country Living of Larned.

He was born July 11, 1941 at Great Bend, Kan., the son of Guy “DeLos” and Glennis Eleanor Schultz Carr. A lifetime area resident, Larry and his wife, Marlene, were founders of Carr Auction and Real Estate.

He was of the Christian faith. He was the president of Kansas Chapter #3 IHC Collectors Club; the 1971 Kansas State Auctioneer Champion; he sat for the boards of Santa Fe Trail Center, First State Bank, Pawnee County COOP and Country Living of Larned. He was a member of the Kansas Auctioneer Association, The National Auctioneer Association, Kansas Realtor Association, co-founder of Sunrise Association, Larned Rotary Club, Lion’s Club and the Breakfast Club. He was an avid sports fan; collector of antique tractors and he was a Melvin Jones recipient.   

On June 3, 1960 he married Marlene May Renfro in Larned, Kan. She survives.

Other survivors include son, Kirk Carr, Larned, Kan.; daughter, Tammy (Jim) Froetschner, Larned, Kan.; brother, Harlie R. (Paula) Carr, Larned, Kan.; sisters, Carla (Gary) Bowman, Manhattan, Kan., Bonnie Carr, Wichita, Kan.; three grandchildren, Shane Carr, Silverthorne, Colo., Chris (Jamie) Froetschner, Larned, Kan., Jami (Chris) Battin, Pratt, Kan.; six great-grandchildren, Finley LaRue, Royce Callait, Sawyer May, Eli Christopher, Brezlin Vi and Jude Edward. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Val Gene Carr.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at Larned United Methodist Church, with Bob Sallee and Pastor Tricia North presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Beckwith Mortuary, Larned, Kan. Burial will be in Larned Cemetery, Larned, Kan.

Memorials may be given to Santa Fe Trail Center, Pawnee County Humane Society or Larry Carr Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of Beckwith Mortuary, Box 477 Larned, KS 67550. Personal condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Beckwith Mortuary 

Box 477

Larned, KS 67550

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 20, 2019