Earl Roland Carr

RANDOLPH – Earl Roland Carr, 93, of Main Street, Randolph, passed away Saturday (Feb. 23, 2013) in the Randolph Manor with his family by his side.

Mr. Carr was born July 6, 1919, in Randolph the son of the late Roland and Velma Young Carr.

Earl was a 1937 graduate of Randolph Central School and was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during WW II from Sept. 15, 1944, to Jan. 14, 1946. He was a member of Company C 258th Combat Engine Battalion in Central Europe and the Rhineland.

A self-employed contractor, Earl was a home builder and did heavy equipment operating throughout Western New York into his late 70s and was known as a hard working, ambitious man. He loved his family dearly and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Randolph, a church that he built with his construction talents and served the church as a deacon and trustee. He was also a life member of the Randolph American Legion Post 181.

He is survived by two daughters: Sharon Craumer and late husband Bill of Randolph, Earlyn Hall and husband Dick of East Randolph; five grandchildren: Jeff Craumer (Margaret Skye), Debra Craumer-McGuigan and her late husband Donald, Monica Craumer-Meacham and husband Dan, Tonia Hall McAllsiter and Tom Hall and wife Tonia L.; 10 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded by his wife Joyce McElwain Carr, whom he married on Aug. 11, 1937, and who preceded him on Dec. 13, 2010; two sisters: Grace Wescott and Eva Mae Carr.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2013) in the First Baptist Church of Randolph where the family will be received one hour prior to the services. The Rev. Kenneth Schultz, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Randolph Cemetery. Full Military Honors will be conducted by Randolph Legion Post 181. To send a condolence log onto www.vanrensselaerandsonfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be sent to the Randolph Rescue Squad or the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701.