Dennis Craige Karr, 76, of Amarillo, Texas, passed away on March 4, 2023.
Services will be at 3:00 P.M., Friday, March 10, 2023, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements will be provided by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors. They are located at 2800 Paramount Blvd, Amarillo, Texas.
Dennis was born in Quanah, Texas on February 8, 1947. He was the son of John Karr and Inez Braziel. Dennis graduated from Canyon High School in 1966 and married Phyllis Cline in July of the same year. The two married in Clovis, New Mexico. Dennis enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserves in 1963. He eventually went on to active duty in 1967, where he served time as a Gunner’s Mate and a rescue swimmer on the USS Cone Destroyer DD-866 during the Vietnam War. Following the completion of his military service, Dennis worked a short time for Santa Fe Railroad, before he pursued his lifelong career as a professional paint contractor. He took a break from painting to become a car salesman for nearly a decade during the 90’ and early 2000s. He was known as “Karr Karr” in the business. After the 10-year hiatus, he returned to painting and continued his work for the remainder of his life.
Dennis enjoyed life to the fullest in every way. He loved everyone and never met a stranger. He loved his family more than anything. Dennis took great pride in his craft of painting both commercial and residential and as he would proudly explain, “I painted half of Amarillo.” Dennis never missed a day of work and took pride in teaching others along the way the importance of hard work. He loved watching the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday with his family. He was very caring and generous to other people. His hobbies included riding motorcycles, water skiing, hunting, and golfing.
Survivors include… daughter, Tammy Karr of Amarillo, Texas, son David Karr and wife Kim of Houston, Texas, daughter Stephanie Maupin and husband Chad, of Bushland, Texas. Grandchildren include Kolby Karr and wife Laura, Kelsi Karr, Wylee Lane, Millie Maupin, all of Amarillo, Texas, Brooklyn and Brody Karr of Houston, Texas, Cale Maupin and wife Jessi, Quinn Maupin and wife Michelle, all from Dallas, Texas, along with three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his two brothers, Rick Karr of Tyler, Texas, Steve Butler and wife Pam, of Canyon, Texas, along with his sister Sissy Serratt of Dallas, Texas. Many more nieces and nephews are among the survivors.
8 Replies to “Dennis Craige Karr”
Dennis was such a nice guy. I went to school with him and sold cars with him. So sorry for his passing.
Dennis was probably the best friend I have ever had. I could always count on him and him on me. I had so much fun working with Dennis and I often laugh at some of his antics and humor. The world was a better place with Dennis around and now Heaven is. So long my friend.
Definitely going to miss you yelling “KANDI” when you seen me! You were like a papa to my children, and all the family considered you family. You will be GREATLY missed! Rest easy Dennis
Your wonderful personality, and caring spirit will be greatly missed. It was a pleasure to have known you and you kept my kids out of trouble many a times.
Thank you and rest in peace.
Dennis painted for my family for decades & was considered a dear friend. He always had a funny story to share & made people happy just to be around him. It was truly a gift! He will be missed by all who loved him, but I believe he is having a joyful time connecting with his many friends & family in Heaven who are surely so happy to see him again! For those he left behind, may God comfort your hearts with sweet memories & peace.
Rest in heaven Dennis💗 one of the sweetest man ever, you will truly be missed.🕊️ My condolences to his family
“Always the hard way”
So sorry to hear about Dennis passing. I knew Dennis and Phyllis for many years and he always had something to say and joke about. He was a hard working guy and would help you in anything you asked of him. Dennis loved his family and always provided to the best of his ability for them. Rest your body now Dennis and God Bless!!!!