Friends are invited to come help celebrate Tom Carr’s 90th birthday. A reception will be held in the Springfield United Methodist Church social hall on March 2 from 3-5 p.m.
Tom Carr was born on Feb. 21, 1918, in Columbus, Ohio. He was a devoted husband to Katherine for 62 years before she died in 2001 of complications from Alzheimer’s. He farmed for many years, retiring from the Central Ohio Cooperative Milk Producers Association in 1980.
He was an active member and Sunday school teacher in the New Hope United Methodist Church in Harlem, Ohio. After retiring, he moved to Georgia where he now is a member of Springfield United Methodist Church.
He has been an avid traveler and camper over all of North America including the entire continental U.S., Alaska and Canada. He has also been a gardener, birdwatcher, trophy-winning canoeist, crossword-puzzler, Boy Scout leader, basket maker and teacher, and docent for both the Ohio and Effingham Historical Society.
His family includes a son, Steve (Mary Jane) Carr of Galena, Ohio; daughters, Becky (Danny) Thomas of Springfield and Sara Stalnaker of Savannah; seven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He is now keeping company with Mrs. Abbie Utz, also originally from Ohio, recently of Savannah.