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