Sidney John Carr, 76, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020 in Portland. He was born in Fallon, Nevada to Shelby John and Sarah Helen (Leavitt) Carr.
Sid was a veteran of the Vietnam war. He served in the United States Army from 1962 to 1967 as both active duty and ready reserve.
Sid lived in many places, but the most significant locations in his life were in Nevada, California, and Oregon. He moved to Eugene in 1989 to become the Regional Pipeline Manager for Kinder Morgan Energy, where he worked for over 40 years. In 2008, he finally retired to Sweet Home to build his dream home and garden near his extended family.
Sid loved to garden and spend time with his children, grandchildren, and extended family. He constantly spoiled his grandchildren in every way. He especially loved introducing them to Cheetos, taking them to A&W, and teaching them that the proper way to eat a bowl of cereal always included a scoop of ice cream.
Sid is survived by sons Tyee Carr of Portland and David Carr, a global nomad currently living in Washington, DC with his four sons; grandchildren Ryan, Aaron, Nathan, and Alex Carr; siblings Ed Carr of Sweet Home, David Carr of Crawfordsville, Ruth Kestner of San Jose, California, Clara Hanen of Phoenix, Arizona; step-son William “Buzz” M. Hetrick of Texas; nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years Jessie “Lyn” Marilyn Carr in 2015.
A private, family, graveside service with military honors will be at Gilliland Cemetery.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.