Larry Joe Karr, Sr.

Larry Joe Karr, Sr., 81, of Merryville, LA, passed from this life on Saturday, August 6, 2022.


Larry Joe was a fighter from birth, losing his father at 6 weeks old, suffering a terrible injury before he was two, spending much of his childhood undergoing surgeries and later in life serious health issues that could have ended his beautiful life long before now.  Instead, God allowed us to keep him.

He spent 62 years with the love of his life, raised 4 amazing children, 10 grandchildren and 6 1/2 great grandchildren.


Larry and Carolyn owned Sabine Drug where he served as pharmacist to the hometown he so deeply loved.  His love of baseball led to being instrumental in developing Dixie Youth Baseball in Merryville.  Larry loved his church and shared his beautiful voice singing in the church choir. Some of his favorite times were spent on the Sabine River with his camp crew. Family was everything to him and his best days were when they were all together.


He made friends everywhere he went and it eases our hearts to know that now he's laughing with Jesus, the best friend he's ever had.


Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of sixty-two years, Carolyn Karr of Merryville, LA; son, Jody Karr and Landa of Newton, TX; daughters, Monya Porter and David of Leesville, LA, Marla Bourgeois and Dwight of Buna, TX, Kalon Cameron and Vince of Brandon, MS; brother, Dr. Leonard McWilliams and Cindy of DeRidder, LA; sister, Eva Stark and Pard of Merryville, LA; brother-in-law, Jim Deason of Deweyville, TX; sister-in-law, Lillian Karr of DeQuincy, LA; grandchildren, Karra Aymond and Dr. David Aymond, Trace Porter, Kaleb Bourgeois, Kade Bourgeois and Rayven, Kali Walker and Burk, Colin Karr and Reagan, Brennan Karr and Kelsey, Evan Karr, Emily Hebert, Christian Cameron; great grandchildren, Alivia, Anna, Kylie, Kash, Noah, Dani  and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents, L.H. and Dolores McWilliams; father, J.E. Karr, brother, Jimmy Karr; sisters, Ellen Allen, Sherry Deason; grandparents, D.A. and Josephine Nichols; brother-in-law, George Allen.


Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Visitation will continue Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 9:00 AM until time of service at 11:00 AM at the Merryville United Methodist Church in Merryville, LA. Pastor Alexandria Geovanni will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Trace Porter, Kaleb Bourgeois, Kade Bourgeois, Brennan Karr, Evan Karr, Colin Karr, Christian Cameron.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Harvey Cruise, Roonie Powell, Pard Stark, Dennis Powell. Burial will follow at Merryville Cemetery in Merryville, LA.


Services are under the direction of Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA.

Larry Joe Karr, Sr.