Joan Carr

March 11, 1942 - August 17, 2021


Joan Carr, 79, of Tulsa, Oklahoma passed away on August 17, 2021.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2021, 1:00 p.m.,  at New Hope Assembly, 110 West 58th St. South, Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Mrs. Carr was born on March 11, 1942, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Joan worked at the Muskogee Veteran’s Administration for 8 years and worked as a medical records supervisor at the Sapulpa Indian Health Clinic for 14 years. Having received the call of God on her life, she followed her passion which was singing. She ministered in song from the early 70’s with several gospel groups including one with her sisters for 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ola and Dutch Sourjohn, sisters: Ima Crum, Brenda Bradley, and Phyllis Walters; brothers, AR Billy and Teen Washington; and great granddaughter, Quinn Dowdy.

She is survived by her daughters, Lynette Deckard of Tulsa, OK, and Tracy (Chris) Splain of Tulsa, OK; son, Bobby Carden of Tulsa, OK; grandchildren: Rocky (Kylee) Battenfield of Ft. Gibson, OK, Hunter Splain of Tulsa, OK, Casi (Jason) Dowdy of Checotah, OK, and Kelli Deckard of Muskogee, OK; 9 great grandchildren, sisters: Patricia (J.C.) Crum of Braggs, OK, and Carolyn Rickner of Bartlesville, OK; and a host of family and friends.

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15 responses to Joan Carr

  1. May God keep you close and give you strength and comfort during this time and always.

    Keeping you all in my prayers.

    Take good care of yourselves and each other.

    Sincere Regards,
    Tamara D. Barnes

    1. Tamara, thank you for your sweet words, sorry that I’m just seeing them today, June 23, 2022. Guess I believed she would live forever! Foolishly, of course, haha, but I could never imagine my life without her in it… thank you, sweetie, love and miss you.

  2. Such a loss, wish we could be there.

    1. Thank you, Jeremy, love you ❤️

  3. I miss you every second, my sweet momma… I know you're enjoying true life now and that is the only thing which keeps me alive today. Love you so very much.

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