Mills & Mills Funeral Home & Memorial Park

5725 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater, WA


Richard Leroy Carr

March 1, 1939February 27, 2020

Richard Leroy Carr was born March 1, 1939 to Jack and Lois Carr in Olympia WA. He passed away peacefully in Lacey WA on Thursday February 27, 2020 at the age of 80.

After graduating from William Winlock Miller High School in Olympia WA, Richard served in the United States Navy and then pursued a career with the Washington State Patrol. After 35 years of service, he retired on June 15, 1994, as the Washington State Patrol District Captain of Seattle and King County.

During his retirement, Richard enjoyed traveling, his homes in Arizona, hunting, golfing and his friends.

Richard is survived by his daughters, Jeaneen (Dennis) Caputo of Des Moines WA, Doreen Carr of Renton WA, Shirl (Terry) Ratigan of Maple Valley WA and Jackie (Greg) Cleveland of Ravensdale WA. He had 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

The graveside service is scheduled for July 10th 11am, at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Tumwater, WA.

At the request of his family, In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.


10 July

Graveside Service

11:00 am

Odd Fellows Cemetery

Tumwater, Washington


Richard Leroy Carr

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Ed Sorger

March 22, 2020

I worked with Richard for many years when I was at Lacey PD. Great guy and professional!

Dale Rankin

March 11, 2020

When I heard of Dick's passing I was shocked. Dick was a good friend and we both love motorcycles and went on a ride or two. I worked at the fleet section and Dick and a few others used to play cribbage in the lunch room at supply. And on occasion he would come over to the shop and talk to me about what I was working on at the time. I will miss him at the monthly breakfast meetings too. My deepest condolences go out to his family. He will be sorely missed. Rest in peace my friend!!!

Preston Beegle

March 10, 2020

I'm very sorry to hear that Dick has suddenly passed away. This news of Dick passing I must say hurts deeply. He was my Olympia Detachment Sergeant for several years. He was a great supervisor, very easy to work for, always let us know what he expected out of each of us. He had such a great sense of humor. I will miss seeing him at Coffee time.
Preston B.

Tom Cline

March 10, 2020

Dick is a good friend. I use "is" because I am still having a hard time adjusting to his passing. He was like my older brother and seemed to be able to bail me out of any problem I experienced. Called himself a "shade tree mechanic" and he sure was.
I miss him a lot.
He was the ultimate - I did it my way - guy.

To the girls and family, we are very sorry for your loss.

Tom & Doretta