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Harold Gene Karr

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

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Feb. 18, 1947 - Nov. 20, 2006

INDIANOLA -- Harold Gene Karr, of Indianola, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2006) at Community Hospital in McCook. He was 59 years old. 

He was born on Feb. 18, 1947, to David Randolph and Dorothy Aline (McCollum) Karr in Texarkana, Ark.  He graduated from High School and attended college for some time. 

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On April 7, 1965, he entered the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War, Desert Storm, and Desert Shield. He was honorably discharged on Feb. 14, 1992. He married Loretta Black in 1968.

On Sept. 21, 1989, he married Duana Yvonne Thomas at Phoenix, Ariz. They made their home in Indianola. He was a musician playing in various bands throughout his lifetime.  He enjoyed rock, country, bluegrass, and singing karaoke. 

He was a member of the Indianola American Legion.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Jaime LeRoy Thomas; brother, David Earl; grandparents; and several aunts, uncles and relatives.

Survivors include his wife, Duana Karr of Indianola; two sons, Harold Karr, Jr. and wife, Kelly of Colona, Ill., and David Thomas of Lawton, Okla.; three daughters, Kristine and husband, Bruce Lilly of Fort Polk, La., Michele and husband, Raymond Hicks of Savanna, Okla., and Cindy and husband, Charlie Berry of Banger, Pa.; mother-in-law, Donny Rowe of Cambridge; sister, Sharon and husband, Jerry Sutherland of Sherman, Texas; step-sister, Judy and husband, Richard Cornwell of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother-in-law, Dennis Rowe of McCook; and grandchildren, Paul and Gary Dunscomb, Karri Hanson and Charlie Berry, Brittney, Kayla, Elizabeth Fortin, Reda and Harold Karr, III, Duana, Jamie, Ray and Jared Hicks, Leslie, Codie and Brooke Thomas and Julian Wienert.

Funeral services will be Friday 10:30 a.m. at Carpenter Breland Chapel with Mike Brown assisting.  Cremation will follow the service.  Inurnment will be at a later time.

 Memorials may be given in his name.

 Visitation is today until 5 p.m. and Wednesday until 7p.m.  Friends may go online at www.carpenterbrelandcom to extend condolences.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.