David Carr (July 31, 1940 - February 20, 2023)

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David Carr
  • July 31, 1940
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  • February 20, 2023

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The Villages, FL – David Jobe Carr Jr., 82, beloved husband of Jennifer (Wolbers) Carr, passed away Monday, February 20, 2023, from complications of pneumonia. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing. He is survived by his wife, daughters Allison (Marcus) DeGraaf and Elizabeth (Kevin) Chamberlain, grandchildren Elliot and Adeline DeGraaf and Ezra and Grayson Chamberlain. In addition, he leaves behind many beloved cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Dave was born July 31, 1940, in New York City to parents David Jobe Carr Sr. and Phyllis (Antonis) Carr. He grew up in Ridgewood, NJ, where he formed lifelong friendships. He attended Stevens Institute of Technology before joining the Air Force in 1963. While in the Air Force, Dave served primarily in Alaska as a Russian linguist. During his time in the Air Force, he learned to fly with the Aero Club and earned his pilot’s license. Upon his discharge, Dave returned home to New Jersey where he gave flying lessons at Ramapo Valley Airport in Spring Valley, New York. As his career advanced, Dave flew for Caribbean Air Service in St. Croix, Summit Airlines in Philadelphia and retired from Airborne Express in Wilmington, Ohio captaining the DC9.

It was while flying for Summit Airlines and living in Dayton, Ohio, that Dave met Jennifer, his wife of 47 years. Following their marriage in 1975, they moved to Wilmington, DE, where they lived for 11 years raising their daughters, Allison and Elizabeth. Dave was always physically active and after giving up running marathons, he started cycling which he continued until shortly before his death. In 1986, Dave accepted a position with Airborne Express and the family moved to Loveland, OH. While in Ohio, Dave joined Queen City Wheels where he met many wonderful friends. Shortly after he retired in 2000, his eyesight deteriorated due to a genetic condition. His failing eyesight did not stop Dave from remaining active and he spent many years riding a tandem as well as taking up golf.

In 2006, Dave and Jennifer moved to The Villages, FL where they were blessed to make many new friends. It was here that Dave took up golfing and golfed with friends and neighbors four times a week. Throughout their marriage, Dave and Jennifer traveled extensively, including visiting all 50 states. Their favorite adventure was Yellowstone in winter. In addition, they cruised to many places and toured locations around the world including Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

One of the few regrets in his life was not being able to actively participate in activities with his grandchildren due to his vision. That said, it didn’t stop him from riding rollercoasters and waterslides, visiting museums and the zoo and going on other adventures with them. He came to their sporting events and school functions, where he was often given the play-by-play by the person sitting next to him.

Dave will be remembered for maintaining his many lifelong friendships as well as his dry sense of humor and quick wit. Despite many obstacles throughout his life, Dave always persevered and never complained. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.


Dave will be remembered at a visitation at 9am followed by a memorial service at 10am on March 4, 2023 at St. Savior Church in Cincinnati, OH. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Blinded Veterans Association (https://bva.org/).

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  1. Rosemary Smith says:
    02 Mar 2024
    Wonderful memories of a Stirling individual.

    Phyllis raised a good man and a great father and husband.

    Norbert passed away last year

  2. Lisa Dale says:
    11 Mar 2023
    Thoughts and prayers go out to the family. David was a wonderful person and it was an honor to have known him.

  3. Don says:
    05 Mar 2023
    Jennifer, I'll never forget the times we had as Dave and I grew up. Always had a great time when his Dad would bring him to Bristol for the summer with his Aunt. Later in life when he flew that big Fed X plane into the Lehigh Valley we got to relive those childhood memories on many evenings before he had go to bed for his flight out the next day. May he rest in peace. He'll always be in my memories for all of the fun times we had.

  4. Wiliam Bohlke, Jr. says:
    03 Mar 2023
    Dear Jennifer and family:
    Both Tuddy and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy. We remember fondly when Dave lived in St. Croix and worked with Caribbean Air Services. He was a great pilot and family man. May he rest in peace.
    Tuddy and Bill Bohlke

  5. Linda Clark Esser, Bristol TN lit a candle:
    03 Mar 2023
    Lit since March 3, 2023 at 3:37:51 AM

  6. William Bohlke, jr. says:
    03 Mar 2023
    Jennifer and family:
    Tuddy and I extend our deepest condolences to you and your family. We both have fond memories when he lived in St. Croix and worked with Caribbean Air Services. He was a great pilot, friend and family man.
    May he rest in peace.
    Tuddy and Bill Bohlke

  7. Bob Rich says:
    02 Mar 2023
    Dave a great friend great riding buddy you be greatly missed but not forgotten.

    Bob and Terri

  8. Ralph Elliott says:
    02 Mar 2023
    What a Great Friend, he will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

  9. Chuck Sugarman says:
    02 Mar 2023
    Remembering you, Dave, and all the great bike rides we had together. Eternal peace be with you my friend.

  10. Darcie Russell says:
    01 Mar 2023
    Dave’s dry humor, patient retelling of jokes, and loving stories about his kids and grandkids are among my fond memories. He truly loved his family. We all miss Dave.
    I’m betting he’s playing golf and riding bicycles as he saves up jokes to share.

  11. Herbert Lea Jones, Jr. lit a candle:
    28 Feb 2023
    Lit since February 28, 2023 at 2:54:42 AM

  12. Chuck Brewer says:
    28 Feb 2023
    My life has been filled with many wonderful things, and knowing Dave Carr was certainly one. Dave was just unique in so many ways. He was smart, witty, caring, sincerely interested in others, determined, and very good at what he did - fly airplanes and teach. I will miss him. Dave, thanks. Rest in Peace.

  13. YCSA says:
    27 Feb 2023
    Those we love never truly leave us, they live in our hearts forever.
    Susan & George Foozer

  14. Greg and Kitty Broermann says:
    27 Feb 2023
    Love surrounding you all and prayers for your loss. Greg and I loved seeing them recently in Florida and will cherish that time spent together. Dave was such a great inspiration showing us how to live life to the fullest despite difficult circumstances. We send love to celebrate a life well lived! Hugs❤️❤️

  15. Chuck Donohue says:
    27 Feb 2023

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