Mickey Dean Karr
Mickey Dean Karr, 76 of Pampa, Texas, went home to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ on June 8, 2022. He was born to Eldon and Agnes (Judd) Karr on November 12, 1945 in Borger, Texas.
Mickey has been a lifelong rancher and cowboy, working on multiple ranches and in about any area ranch life would have. Some of his favorite places to work over the years were Smith Cattle Company of Amarillo, Texas where he did spring branding, dragging calves, roping, whether outside doctoring cattle or in the arena, and being on horseback. When younger, he really enjoyed breaking and training horses. He retired 12 years ago and worked part-time for Chisum Ranches in Pampa, Texas thereafter, until he could no longer saddle a horse or do what he loved.
His favorite past-times included attending and competing in ranch rodeos, team roping, rodeos, dancing, singing a jig that he would come up with off the top of his head and being horseback. He liked to drink cold beer with friends and have long conversations but it didn’t hurt his feelings any to talk to total strangers, before long they would no longer be strangers. No matter where they went, his family would tell you he always knew someone, whether it was a lifetime friend he went to grade school with or someone he worked with, there was always someone to talk to. He was known for his honesty and friendliness every where he went.
He married Janet Faulkner in Canadian, Texas on September 24, 1976.
Preceding Mickey in death are his parents, two brothers, Price and Benny Karr and a sister, Patricia Morgan
Surviving Mickey is loving wife, Janet of the home. Children, Brandy Karr and her daughter, Rylee Karr also of the home in Pampa. John Karr and his wife Frances and their 3 children JasLynn, Alisia and Suade of Weatherford, Oklahoma. He also leaves a brother, Bob Karr and wife Linda of Mt. Home, Arkansas. sister-in-Law, Karen Karr of Amarillo, Texas and brother-in-law, Mike Morgan of Panhandle, Texas as well as many nephews, nieces, cousins and many lifelong friends.
The family is planning a Celebration of Life Memorial Service to be held at a later date. The family has entrusted the cremation care to Winegeart Funeral Home. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations in Mickey’s memory may be made to the Coors Cowboy Club Scholarship Program Attention Ryan Ahern, PO Box 589, Amarillo, TX 79105. You may leave words of comfort and condolences on Mickey’s Book of Memories at www.winegeartfuneral.com and please sign up for notification of updates on service time and location as they become available.