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. I love you and miss you so much I wish I could be there to celebrate her beautiful life with everyone.

    1. Thanks sweet Kayla, love you ❤️

  2. Bj Smith says:

    I’m so thankful that the Lord allowed me to cross paths with Joan.
    She absolutely made an impact in my life and will always carry her in my heart ?? until we meet again beautiful Lady 🙏🏻??

    1. Momma loved you, too, B J, thank you for your kind words and prayers. ❤️

  3. Joan was a sweet and beautiful long time friend.
    Sympathies to the family

    1. Thank you, Betty, momma spoke lovingly of you as long as I can remember! Thank you for such kind words.

  4. Don Crum says:

    Was sorry to hear of this beautiful woman's passing, having grown up on the mountain with her and her sisters. I know you all will miss her greatly, and hopefully time will ease your sorrow. I will be thinking of you all.

    1. Thank you, sweet Don. She loved all of the Crum family and so do Tracy, Bobby and I. ❤️

  5. We are so sorry for your loss of such a beautiful lady and Mom. Many of my best childhood memories include spending time with Aunt Joann and the cousins. We love you all.

    1. Just reading these messages today, June 23, 2022, thank you for the kind words, we have lots of wonderful memories of days spent with you kids and Becky&Clyde, too. Momma loved you always ❤️

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