March 10 1938 November 29 2022
Obituary Levi B. Tarr Jr. 84 of Kirksville passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at his home. The son of Levi B. and Emma (Kirkendahl) Tarr Sr., he was born March 10, 1938 in Kansas City, Missouri. On July 11, 1994 in Lancaster, Missouri he married Tamra Sandefur. Levi is survived by his wife, Tamra; two daughters, Elsie Crosby of Suffolk, VA and Kimberley (Frederick) Waddington of Suffolk, VA; one daughter-in-law, Christy Simpson of Norfolk, VA; four grandchildren, Arthur Crosby, Ellie Engle, Ian Tarr and Jason Newill; one great grandchild, Anastasia Diane Crosby; one brother-in-law, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Sandefur of Greentop, MO; one niece, Diane Sandefur; one nephew, Alexander (Kate) Sandefur; three great nieces, Nina Thomas, Audrey Sandefur and Brianne Hart; and four great nephews, John Thomas, Ian Sandefur, Ethan Sandefur and Elliott Sandefur. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Levi B. Tarr III; his first wife, Elsie Tarr; two daughters, Jessica Rae Anne Capps and Amanda Jo Sandefur Tarr; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Glenn and Leora Sandefur. Levi spent his early childhood in Kansas City, moving to Queen City where he graduated from the Queen City High School in 1956. In 1955 he entered the United States Navy Reserves and after graduation he entered active duty. On November 1, 1986, after thirty-two years in the service he retired as a Command Master Chief. He served as an Aviation Electrician on Navy Aircrafts where he worked on airplanes, including the F-14. He traveled the world while in the service, he served three tours in Vietnam, including Tet Offensive in 1968, and was awarded many medals and accommodations. In 1986 he began teaching at Embry Riddle University in Rota Spain for five years and while there he obtained his degree in 1992. He lived in Tennessee before moving to Queen City, Missouri in the fall of 1993. He served as the Queen City, city clerk for several years. He was a member of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, V.F.W, FRA (Fleet Reserve Association), Navy and Marine Corp. Relief Association and was a Master Mason. He had a pilot’s license and enjoyed flying. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church. Cremation will follow the service with burial at a later date with family in Queen City Cemetery. Memorials in memory of Levi are suggested to Lone Sailor Association or St. Jude’s. Arrangements in the care of Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home; www.davisplaylehudsonrimer.com. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Levi B. Tarr Jr., please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Levi B Tarr Jr March 10 1938 November 29 2022.
Death notice for the town of: Queen City, state: Missouri