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Rex Alan Carr

January 5, 2022

Rex Alan Carr, 61, of Salem, VA passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2022. He was the son of the late Barbara J. Naff and Willis Carr. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Terri Fralin Carr; his three children and their families, Amber & Rich Drew,

Brynne & Galen, Cooper, Brittani & AJ, Brooke & Jesse, Kyleigh & Cole, and Jordon; Brock & Nikki Carr, Ember, Clint and Rylee; Catlin & Shawn Smith, Willow and Raelynn; great grandbabies, Magnolia and Witten.

He is also survived by brother and sisters, Robin & Rob Zimmerman, Shelly Sink & Jeff, and Richard O’Neil & Angie; special in laws, Roy Fralin & Sandy, Robbie & Robin Fralin, Becky Fralin & Eli, Angie & Chris Kingery; loving father figure, Winfred Naff and wife Carolyn; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends Scotty Monk, Keith Mason, Brian Thompson, Mike Duncan and Pete LaTempa.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his loving mother-in-law, Mary Catherine Fralin and sister Renie (Naomi Carr Woody).

Rex was an amazing man. He was a loving husband, father, pawpaw and friend to all. If you knew him, you knew you had a friend. He loved and respected all of his customers that continuously supported them at Carr’s Garage.

A celebration of his life will be planned in the coming weeks.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Roanoke, is assisting the family.

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Terri, I’m so so sorry to hear about Rex.... When Adam told me, it literally stopped me in my tracks.......... Many times he helped me with my cars after my husband passed in 2013. He went more than the extra mile! Rex was truly a good man! Honest and a standup guy! If you need anything just let me know. My Deepest Sympathy for your loss......

Posted by Carolyn Peery on January 29, 2022

We are so very sorry to hear of Rex's passing. He was truly one of a kind. He could diagnose our vehicles problems with pinpoint accuracy and fix them without breaking the bank. I will never the time I brought our Expedition to him for work and I forgot that there was a rotisserie chicken in the back. When he finally got to do the repair, I can still hear him saying "Peggy, there's something DEAD in your vehicle" and by the time he figured out what it was, I can still hear him roaring with laughter. That's how I'll always remember him, roaring with laughter looking over the top of his glasses.

Posted by Jim and Peggy Dall on January 17, 2022

I was so shocked and sad to hear of Rex's passing. Like most people, whenever my old truck would break down, I would cuss and think about how much it would cost to fix, Then I would have the good thought that at least I would get to spend some time with Rex and Terri. It always felt like being with friends or family while at the garage. My thoughts and prayers go out to Rex's family and all the other people whose lives he touched. Ed Harman

Posted by Ed Harman on January 14, 2022

You all are in our thoughts & prayers. Rex was a great man & friend. He will be deeply missed.

Posted by Jason Conner & Family on January 12, 2022

I am shocked and heartbroken to hear of Rex’s passing. I’m very grateful that I had the opportunity to know Rex and Terri. Rex helped me out so many times when my cars would breakdown. I always enjoyed talking to you both. Our deepest sympathy to Terri and family. We will be keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Richard and Melinda Madison on January 12, 2022

Terri and Family, I was shocked and saddened when Charlie told me of Rex's passing. Considered Rex a friend and his customer for some time now. You are in my prayer and thoughts. Please accept my heart felt condolences. Terri, remember the good memories in coming days, weeks, months. The trips, camping, etc. Help take care of those little ones Rex loved. Take care. Ron Leonard

Posted by Ron Leonard on January 12, 2022

Terry we were shocked and saddened to hear of Rex's passing,wishing you and the family our deepest condolences during your time of mourning. The McCollum family

Posted by matthew mccollum on January 11, 2022

Deepest condolences to Terri and the family. I have known Rex for many years as he has been my mechanic and friend. He always treated me fairly and politely. He always went the extra mile in order to give me the best possible service on my cars. I always completely trusted him and I knew I was in good hands (no matter how much I abused my vehicles) when he had my car. Some guys just can't be replaced. He is one of them.

Posted by Alan Bagley on January 10, 2022

Kathy and I are so sorry to learn of Rex’s passing. I really considered him a great friend and I appreciate all that he has done for our entire family over the years. If we can help in any way, please let us know. He will truly be missed. He was a great person, an amazing mechanic, had a great sense of humour and was an expert in his field. Prayers for his entire family. Dale and Kathy Beard

Posted by Dale and Kathy Beard on January 10, 2022

Terri, Amber, Brock and Caitlin, We can hardly express our heartache for you guys. You have been such good neighbors for such a long time. The world will never be the same without Rex. We love you all.

Posted by Joe and Elsie Gladden on January 10, 2022

Deepest sympathy to the Carr family. My heart is broken at the passing of Rex. I deeply appreciate the repair work he and his associates did on my vehicles. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by Teresa Gray-Saunders on January 10, 2022

Terri and family, Words cannot express how heartbroken I am for you all. Rex is truly one of a kind and no doubt loved you all with all of his heart. I know you miss him but he will never be far away because today and everyday, he is in your hearts. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything, please let me know.

Posted by Karen Via Layton on January 10, 2022

Our deepest sympathy to Terri and family. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Derek& Brenda Norwinski on January 10, 2022

Our deepest sympathy to Terri and family. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Derek& Brenda Norwinski on January 10, 2022

Our deepest sympathy to Terri and family. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Derek& Brenda Norwinski on January 10, 2022

Terri, So sorry to hear about Rex. He was so helpful to me when he worked on my vehicle and went over and beyond getting that thing fixed. Always enjoyed talking to the two of you when I'd come in to check on it. We will keep you and your family in our thought and prayers.

Posted by Harry Brewbaker & Connie Watkins on January 9, 2022

Terri, I am shocked and heartbroken to hear of Rex’s passing. I am so sorry for the pain you and the kids are going thru, Rex was such a good person and always had time for anyone who came by the shop. You will be in my thoughts and prayers and I hope your memories of Rex will help you get thru this.

Posted by Bonnie White on January 9, 2022

Sorry to hear about Rex. What a wonderful person and customer. May the family have comfort and peace.

Posted by Tonie\'s RV on January 9, 2022

Wishing the Carr family comfort and peace during this difficult loss.

Posted by Melissa Bessell on January 9, 2022

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