Clyde Lee Roy Carr

24 June, 19382 September, 2021
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Clyde Lee Roy Carr, age 83, of Chowchilla, California passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021. Lee Roy was born June 24, 1938, to Frank and Gladys Carr.

Lee Roy was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He loved God and everyone he met with his whole heart. Although he loved his wife of 63 years, Thelma “Ann” Carr, most of all. You could see the love in his eyes when he looked at her.

Lee Roy lived a good life and worked hard. He held many jobs, bivocational Pastor for the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ. He also worked as a Dairyman, ran the boiler at Oasis Cannery in Planada and was known as Anderson Pump’s best windmill man in the San Joaquin Valley. He owned two businesses, a lawn service, and Carr’s Pet Shop. Lee Roy and Ann also served as camp host at multiple State Parks as well as Camp Redwoods.

Lee Roy enjoyed boating, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family. He was a joyful man and spent every morning in prayer with a cup of coffee and his Bible. He loved to serve God and witness to others through his work as a Pastor, volunteering with the local brown bag program and Hospice Thrift Store.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma "Ann" Carr, his son, James "Jimmy" Carr (Mary), and his daughters, Leanna Pettitt (Ricky) and Tammy Elliott (Bradley). As well as his 10 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. He will be forever remembered for the love he shared and the Godly life he led.

He is preceded in death by his father, Frank Carr, his mother, Gladys Carr, and his brothers Homer, Charles, and James Carr.

A visitation for Lee Roy will be held Sunday, September 12, 2021 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Palm Memorial Worden Chapel, 140 South 6th Street, Chowchilla, CA. A graveside service will be held Monday, September 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Chowchilla Cemetery, 23359 Road 14 1/2, Chowchilla, CA.


  • Thelma "Ann" Carr, Wife of 63 years
  • James "Jimmy" Carr (Mary), Son
  • Leanna Pettitt (Ricky), Daughter
  • Tammy Elliott (Bradley), Daughter
  • 10, Grandchildren
  • 9, Great Grandchildren
  • Frank Carr, Father (deceased)
  • Gladys Carr, Mother (deceased)
  • Homer Carr, Brother (deceased)
  • Charles Carr, Brother (deceased)
  • James Carr, Brother (deceased)

  • Tim Pettitt-Reynolds, Pallbearer
  • David Carr, Pallbearer
  • Nick Ellison, Pallbearer
  • Ben Beck, Pallbearer
  • Zack Ellison, Pallbearer
  • James Morel, Pallbearer
  • Brian Ladd, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Steven Pettitt-Reynolds, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Brandon Pettitt, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Aaron Carr, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Devin Ellison, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Nate Carr, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Sunday, 12 September , 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, 13 September , 2021


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Vicki Litte

27 September 2021

Lee Roy always had a big smile on his face. He was always ready to lend a helping hand, he never had a cross word about anyone he had only friends no enemies.He is forever in the arms of the lord.And will be greatly missed by everyone who knew& loved him. Our heatfelt condolences go out to Ann and the kids,& grandkids,% great grandkids. May god bless you all sorry just seen he passed away.

Mary Carr

8 September 2021

When I met and married Jimmy I was welcomed into the family as one of their kids. Dad(LeeRoy) always had a camera and loved to take pictures. It seemed like everytime I was at the house I had pictures taken. Dad worked hard to support his family, and his family
always had everything they needed. He instilled a very strong work ethic in his kids. He encouraged us to buy a house after we first married, married 6 months, 18 year old and we purchased our first house. Great advice. He taught his son how to be a loving and caring husband, daddy, and poppie. I will always cherish the time we spent together, but since March, the time we had together is so precious. I was able to help take care of him during his rehab from his broken hip, listening to his stories, they were the best. I will miss Dad, and my heart is broken, but I know he is in a much better place. He was the godliest man I have ever known. Jim and I love you Dad.

Kristen Campos

7 September 2021

Over the years with myself working within the public I have become fond of many people, Mr. Carr being one of my favorites. Its mentioned already but the way he looked at Mrs. Carr was a love you only hope you end up finding. He had such a genuin smile and sweetest heart around and I loved talking to him and listening to his stories. A sweet tug on his arm from Mrs. Carr was a sign for him to get goin and he was on his marry way to their next adventure. Just 2 love birds doing life together. I truly will miss seeing him, my prayers are with everyone in this hard time.

Jeanne Foster

7 September 2021

I worked with LeeRoy and Anne at the Brown Bag program. He always had a laugh and a smile. He will be greatly missed

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