OBITUARY

Bradley Thomas Carr

January 31, 1957December 17, 2018

Bradley Thomas Carr, 61, of Springfield, passed away on December 17, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born on January 31, 1957 in Champaign, Illinois to James Patrick and Martha Rhodes Carr.

Brad is survived by his wife of 35 years, Debby, his daughter Caitlin (Ryan) McMillen of Seaside, CA, grandson Arlo McMillen, sister Belinda (John) Beccue of Monticello, brothers Rick (Dina) Carr of Chatham and Brian (Dema) Carr of Camargo, and his father James Patrick Carr of Villa Grove, IL. He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Carr.

Brad retired as a Disability Claims Specialist with the Illinois Department of Disability Determination Services after more than thirty years of service. He loved spending summers in the Gulf of Mexico with his family, and visiting his daughter, son-in-law, and 5-month old grandson, Arlo in California. He was an avid Beatles and New York Yankees fan, and was known as a collector of “all things”.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00pm on Friday December 21, 2018 at Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 Koke Mill Road. The family will meet friends from 1:00pm until the time of memorial service Friday at Bisch West. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League or to the American Cancer Society and please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • Animal Protective League
  • American Cancer Society

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Friday, December 21, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, December 21, 2018
REMEMBERING

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John Alexander Peck

January 21, 2019

Dear Pat and Family, Brad was one of my favorite students back in 1968-69. I am so saddened by your loss. Sincerely yours, John Alexander Peck.

Debbie Flavin

January 2, 2019

I was so very sad when I learned of Brad's passing. Although we grew up in the same town, I didn't get to know Brad until we were both students at EIU and we commuted together for a while. We had a lot of discussions going back and forth to Charleston and I quickly learned that Brad was a very kind, compassionate, intelligent person. He never had a cruel word to say about anyone. May Brad rest in peace and may God bless and comfort all of his family and loved ones.
Debbie Flavin

Ethel Spencer

December 21, 2018

Brad and I worked together many years at DDS. I remember him collecting different little things on his desk. One of my fund memories is when I would wait until he leave his desk and I would move something around. No Matt how many little figures was on that desk he always knew when one was moved. To his family, you have my deepest sympathy. I always enjoyed being around Brad.

Brenda Lynch

December 21, 2018

Debby and Caitlin,
I was so shocked to read of Brad's death. My heart goes out to you both and the rest of the family. I will never forget sitting across from Brad at the "Bureau". He always made working there a little easier and lighter with his humor. You and Brad were such good friends to Greg and I. I will keep you in my prayers in the coming days as I know you will be walking through a very painful time.
God Bless You,
Brenda Lynch

Barb Bass

December 20, 2018

Debby & Caitlin I am so sorry to hear this. Brad was such a nice guy and I know how much he cared about both of you. Caitlin, you're more beautiful than you were as a child and I can only imagine how proud your dad was of his grandson. Debby please accept the hugs I'm sending your way.

Brittany Hoffman (Lewis)

December 19, 2018

Oh, Debbie and Caitlin, I am so sad to hear this news. I remember Brad being a doting father to Caitlin. When I’d stay over for sleepovers, he had an easy laugh and you could see how proud he was of his daughter. I can only imagine how much he loved his grandson too! You all are in my prayers.

Biography

Bradley Thomas Carr, 61, of Springfield, passed away on December 17, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born on January 31, 1957 in Champaign, Illinois to James Patrick and Martha Rhodes Carr.

Brad is survived by his wife of 35 years, Debby, his daughter Caitlin (Ryan) McMillen of Seaside, CA, grandson Arlo McMillen, sister Belinda (John) Beccue of Monticello, brothers Rick (Dina) Carr of Chatham and Brian (Dema) Carr of Camargo, and his father James Patrick Carr of Villa Grove, IL. He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Carr.

Brad retired as a Disability Claims Specialist with the Illinois Department of Disability Determination Services after more than thirty years of service. He loved spending summers in the Gulf of Mexico with his family, and visiting his daughter, son-in-law, and 5-month old grandson, Arlo in California. He was an avid Beatles and New York Yankees fan, and was known as a collector of “all things”.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00pm on Friday December 21, 2018 at Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 Koke Mill Road. The family will meet friends from 1:00pm until the time of memorial service Friday at Bisch West. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League or to the American Cancer Society and please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com.