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Charles Raymond Parr

September 2, 1952 September 5, 2021
Charles Raymond Parr
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Charles Raymond Parr, 69, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021, at his home, surrounded by the love of his family.  He was born on September 2, 1952, in Evansville, Indiana, the son of Alva and Geraldine (Flatt) Parr.  He married Jeri Compton on January 30, 1976, and she survives.   Charlie faithfully served his country in the United States Army and spent two years stationed in Germany.  He retired as a fork truck driver for Roundy’s Distribution Center in Evansville, Indiana.  After retiring, he really enjoyed working with his son, Chuck, and the team at J Wilderman Autoplex/Faulkner Automotive, with a part-time job driving cars to various destinations.  In years past, Charlie built homes in the North Park subdivision.  He was always willing to help those in need and he never met a stranger.  Charlie was an avid sports fan with his favorite team being the Minnesota Vikings.  In his spare time, he enjoyed collecting model cars. Charlie volunteered his time with the Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt and the Punt Pass and Kick events.  He had a love for animals and his dog, Luna was special to him. He and Jeri enjoyed camping trips and spending time with their children and grandchildren.  Charlie was a caring and kind man and will be missed by all who knew him.  Charlie leaves behind his loving wife of forty-five years, Jeri; one son, Charles Parr II “Chuck” and wife Mallory; three daughters, Margaret Ann Parr and husband Tony Drew, Michelle Nembhard and husband Michael, Kristal Stamm and husband Ben; grandchildren, Christopher and wife Paige, Shanne, Isaiah, Isabella, Claudia, Carson and Camilla; one great grandchild, Aaden; three brothers, Bill, Don and Bob Parr; and life-long friend, Jim Pfeister. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Margaret Parr.  Family and friends may gather for a Memorial Visitation from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 13, 2021, in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home.  Prior to the start of Visitation, Charlie will be honored by the local Military Honor Guard, with full Military Honors. In accordance with the recommendation of the CDC and the IDPH, masks will be required.   In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made in Charlie’s memory to Wabash County Animal Shelter Buddies.  Envelopes will be at the funeral home or may be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mt. Carmel, IL  62863 Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements.  To view Charlie’s tribute wall, leave condolences and purchase flowers for the Parr family, please visit
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5:00 PM 9/13/2021 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/13/2021 8:00:00 PM
Keepes Funeral Home

1500 N. Cherry
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Keepes Funeral Home
1500 N. Cherry Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States

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