Nathan Russell Carr July 2, 1984 - October 3, 2020

Nathan Carr Graveside Livestream 

On Saturday, October 3, 2020, the earth wept for the loss of a great man, Nathan Russell Carr. Despite the heroic efforts of his co-workers and medical professionals, Nate died at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, Utah, as the result of injuries sustained in a tragic construction accident.

He was born on July 2, 1984, the youngest of six children, to Michael and Leslie Carr. He grew up in Spanish Fork, Utah, and graduated from Spanish Fork High in 2002. In 2003, God blessed Nate to meet the love of his life, Stephanie Eyre, while working at Supersonic Car Wash. They were married September 17, 2005, in the Mt Timpanogos Utah Temple. Together, they have the five most adorable kids you’ll ever meet: fourteen-year-old Andruw “Knucklehead”, ten-year-old McKynlee “Sis”, eight-year-old Hailey “Dees-ta”, four-year-old Corbin “My Dude”, and two-year-old Audrey “Baby Girl”.

Nate had many different jobs throughout his life. He did anything and everything he needed to take care of his family. He earned his Associates Degree from UVU in May 2014. Some of the things that define Nate are his love of his family, the Gospel, the outdoors, and Dr. Pepper. His family was always his number one priority – nothing came before them. He was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was always willing to serve in any capacity, whether he was asked or not. His love of the Gospel and Christ-like service were things he instilled in his kids. Nate was the type of guy who would give the shirt off his back and the shoes off his feet to anyone in need. You would always find him helping somebody, somehow, someway, with the many skills, talents, and abilities he was blessed with. He and Steph taught their kids that where they put their best efforts is where they will see the greatest reward. They were a united front in teaching them to be caring, capable, and confident.

Nate was passionate about the outdoors. He loved hunting, camping, hiking, spotting deer, and sitting around the campfire under a starlit sky, especially with his family. Some of the things we will miss the most about Nate are his quick-witted humor, his sarcasm, and how laid back and chill he was. Nate is deeply loved by the Carr and Eyre families, as well as so many others, and he will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Eyre Carr; his children: Andruw, McKynlee, Hailey, Corbin, and Audrey Carr; his parents, Michael and Leslie Schroeppel Carr; his five siblings: Logan (Benjamin) Clark, Justin (Kassy Jo Pew) Carr, Joshua (Jennifer Stewart) Carr, Dakota (Ryan) Redford, and Nicholas (Nicole Erickson) Carr; dozens of nieces and nephews; his maternal grandmother, Melba Joyce Kennedy Schroeppel; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Francis and Catherine Russell Carr, and his maternal grandfather, Leslie Schroeppel; and cousin, Tera Spence.

There will be a viewing, open to anyone wishing to express condolences to the family, on Friday, October 9, 2020, from 6-8 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 187 South Main Street, Spanish Fork, Utah. A viewing will also be held Saturday, October 10, 2020, at the Canyon View Stake Center, 989 South 2550 East, Spanish Fork, from 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. (social distancing safety protocol will be required, masks requested, per church authorities), followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m. (Approval by church authorities has been given for family and close friends to gather in the church for Nate’s funeral services, as long as social distancing protocol is observed, masks requested.) The services will also be live-streamed.  Following the funeral service, a graveside service, open to all who desire to attend, will be at the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.

The family wishes to extend our most sincere gratitude to all those who have shared their condolences and given so generously to the Carr family. In lieu of flowers, we are asking that you donate to Steph’s family to ease their financial burden going forward. We would also like to extend heartfelt thanks to the Trauma Team at Utah Valley Hospital, the Life Flight Team, and the First Responders from Spanish Fork who touched our lives with the level of care and concern given.

Donations to help the Carr family can be sent through a VENMO account set up for Stephanie and children:  @stephcarr08

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Visitation

Friday, October 9, 2020
6-8 pm.
Walker Funeral Home
187 South Main Street
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660
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Visitation

(social distancing & masks required)

Saturday, October 10, 2020
9:45 - 10:30 a.m.
Canyon View Stake Center
989 South 2550 East
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660
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Funeral Services

(for family & close friends; social distancing required)

Saturday, October 10, 2020
11:00 a.m.
Canyon View Stake Center
989 South 2550 East
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660
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Interment

Saturday, October 10, 2020
Spanish Fork City Cemetery
420 South 400 East
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660
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Condolences(9)

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    Richard A Stoneman says

    so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. we always loved the Carr family, and have missed being in their ward.

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      Paul Searing says

      I heard about Nate’s accident, and am heartbroken. My deepest condolences to Stephanie and their children, and to both the Carr and Eyre families. May you all be blessed and comforted as you move forward in your lives.

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    Jackie Mitchell says

    Sorry for this loss. So many memories of a young boy and his growing up. May God bless

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    Paige Rener (DuVal) says

    Stephanie,

    My deepest condolences are with with you and your family. Having lost my husband also, I mourn with you. May happy memories of him bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

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    Jennifer Alires says

    Our Condolences to the family and especially to his sweet wife Stephanie and their beautiful children. My heart is with you Steph. We are keeping you and your babies in our prayers. May Nate rest in paradise. At times like this I am so thankful for the knowledge that we have.. and to know that one day you will be together again. With all our Love, Jennifer Alires and Family.

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    Vickie Schafer says

    I am so sorry to hear of your beautiful son’s untimely death. I pray that our Heavenly Father wraps his loving arms around you all to lift you up during your sorrow. God Bless. Vickie Schafer (Mike’s MHS classmate)

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    Valorie Beardall says

    Leslie and Mike,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We regret that we were unable to come to the viewing or funeral. Goose and I are in COVID quarantine. We will keep your family in our prayers.

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    Ron Cook says

    I’m so sorry to read about the passing of your son. You are in my prayers.

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    Steve Deem says

    My name is Steve, I didn’t know Nate so please excuse the randomness of my words and message towards this man. I guess for whatever reason, I felt strongly that I needed to share something. I have been in the road construction/development industry all my life, this industry is crippled without people like Nate, hard workers doing their job to provide for their family, their communities and their fellow coworkers. I know what it’s like to lose a coworker on and off site, a man who you have rubbed shoulders with, a man that is more than just an employee or coworker. My hat is off to Nate for doing his duties that he needed to do to provide for his family. My hat is off to his coworkers, first responders, flight crew and medical staff that were there to give everything they could to Nate in some of his final moments. And I tip my hat to the family and their sacrifice they gave with Nate being in this industry. It takes such strong people to stand behind a man in this industry. I’m grateful for the plan of salvation to be true and give you comfort in your lives.

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