Raymond Alfred Carr

Funeral services for Raymond Alfred Carr, 87, of Lamesa were held Thursday, October 10, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Medley officiating and Brian Pinkerton assisting.  
Interment followed in Dawson County Cemetery, under the direction of Branon Funeral Home of Lamesa.  
Visitation was held Wednesday, October 9, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Branon funeral Home.
Raymond passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019, in the comfort of his home after a long battle against Lymphoma Cancer. 
He was born August 25, 1932, to Robert Alfred and Lucy Alice Creighton Carr in Lamesa.
Raymond married Barbara “Bobbie” Lee April 21, 1953, in Lamesa, while he served in the Army.   
She preceded him in death October 23, 2018. They were married 65 years.   
Raymond made farming a life long career in Dawson County.   
Raymond accepted Jesus as his Savior as a young man.  He has been an active member at Friendship Baptist Church for approximately 40 years and lastly at First Baptist Church for the past 27 years. He served as a deacon and was a teacher in both churches.  
He also served on the school board for Klondike Independent School and on the Co-op Gin Board.  
Raymond’s hobbies included grandchildren’s events, country gospel concerts, going to Branson, Missouri, and playing dominoes with family and friends. 
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and most of all, a man of God.  
Raymond was deeply loved and will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his children: Brenda Owens and husband, Tony, of Lubbock, Rex Carr of Levelland and Carrla Carr Long and husband, Jimmie, of Big Spring; grandchildren: Christian Owens and wife, Jodi, Courtney Samsel and husband, Bryce, Britney Pinkerton, Kaci Kennann and Chase Pinkerton and wife, Lindsey; great-grandchildren: Cade Owens, Layton Owens, Ayan Kennann, Creighan Samsel, Bryar Samsel and Leah Pinkerton. 
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; and four siblings.
The family suggests memorials be sent to Joe Arrington Cancer Research and Treatment Center, 4101 22nd Place, Lubbock, Texas,  79410. 
To send condolences online, please visit www.branon funeralhome.com.

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