Norman George Carr Jr.

Norman George “Butch” Carr, Jr., 71, died April 7, 2020 at The Ranch House in Garden City. He was born September 28, 1948 in Garden City, the son of Norman George Carr, Sr. and Edith L. (Stinemetz) Carr.


Norman has been a lifetime resident of Garden City. He graduated from Garden City High School in 1967. He then served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. On June 2, 1968, he married Theda Paxson in Garden City. Norman later married Juanita (Motley) Irwin in Garden City on October 12, 1991. Norman worked for more than 40 years for the Kansas Department of Transportation, where he transported heavy equipment. He retired in 2010. He was a member of Bible Christian Church in Garden City and enjoyed race cars, NASCAR, and as a sports fan he loved to watch his grandkids play ball.


Survivors include his wife Juanita Carr of the home; seven children Martina Rash & husband Kevin of Emporia, KS, Norman Carr III and wife Gera of Garden City, Joe Carr & wife Theresa of Garden City, Dustin Carr & wife Megan of Garden City, Bridget Carr of Garden City, Thomas Irwin of Garden City, and Robert Irwin of Eloy, AZ; his mother Edith Carr of Garden City, KS; three brothers Randy Carr of Garden City, Monte Carr & wife Kris of Lakin, KS, and Bruce Carr & wife Nancy of Garden City; 24 grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters. Norman is preceded in death by his father and two grandsons.


A graveside service will be held at Valley View Cemetery at a later date. There will be no calling hours. The family suggests memorials given to Bible Christian Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home of Garden City. Condolences may be given at garnandfuneralhomes.com.