The Obit For Larry Karr

Larry E. Karr Jr.

The Arizona Daily Star
November 4, 2011


Larry E. Karr, Jr. age 79, a long time resident of Tucson, died November 2, 2011. He was born February 21, 1932, to Lawrence E. and Bea (Schonenbech) Karr, Sr.

Larry graduated from Tucson High School in 1950. He was considered to be instrumental in Tucson High winning the 1950 high school state baseball championship, regardless of what Benny Rincon says.

He played baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1950 - 1953. He played for the Tucson Cowboys 1954 - 1955. Later he played for Jamison Sporting Goods and Johnnie's Drive-In in Tucson's Summer Rec Baseball program through the 1960's. Larry was a 25 year member of the Tucson Bowling Association.

He was employed and retired from Pacific Motor Trucking.

After retirement he was employed by Central Alarm.

Larry is survived by his wife, Pauline; sons, Allen, Dale (Shona), Dennis (Mary) and Michael. He was proud of his eight grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon and his brother, Ron.

A Memorial Service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Faith Community Church, 2551 W. Orange Grove Rd., Tucson.

Arrangements by Evergreen Mortuary.