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Jim Carr

February 1, 1956 — June 7, 2023

Jimmie Joe Carr, age 67, of Halsey NE passed away at his home June 7,2023. 

 He was born in Broken Bow, NE to Earl L.” Tom” Carr and Elsie Mae (Jameson) Carr.
Jim grew up on the family ranch east of Purdum in Blaine County with his brother Mark. He attended grade school in Purdum and Dunning, where he met Julie Rhoades in the 5th grade. He then attended junior high and high school in Halsey. Jim and Julie Rhoades were united in marriage on February 16, 1974. To this union three children were born, Rowdy Joe, Katie Elizabeth, and Sadie Mae.

Jim’s passion in life was raising cattle. He worked on his family ranch, was employed by Weaver Ranch along the Middle Loup River and ran his own herd for many years. He and Julie shared a bus route on Hawley Flatts for several years as well. Later in his life he worked for the National Farmers Organization, Rogers Brothers, and for various neighbors.

Later in life Jim’s mother, Elsie, moved to Halsey with him, where he lovingly provided her care for 12 years. Her happiness was his priority every day.

Jim had a very kind heart. Anytime you stopped at his house he would make you a meal, have a drink with you and most likely send you down the road with some type of treat, most likely beef or pork, or maybe a fishing pole.

He liked to make early morning calls to friends and family to keep up on the weather, cattle prices, cattle sales going on in the area, community events, work schedule for the day, trucking ventures, ball games, and rodeo happenings. 

Jim was preceded in death by his Parents Tom and Elsie Carr and his granddaughter Kailey M Epp.

Those left to cherish his memory are brother, Mark Carr of Halsey NE, son, Rowdy Carr of Anselmo NE, (grandchildren Jessica, Jimmie and Josephine Carr; daughter, Katie Huffman of Whitman NE (Gabe) and grandsons Chase and Garrett Huffman; daughter, Sadie Epp (Justin) of North Platte, grandchildren Emily and KarleyEpp, and Kelsey Rookstool (Ryan) and great granddaughter Olivia Claire.

Graveside Memorial Services for Jimmie Joe will be June 17th, 2023 at 6:00 PM at the Purdum Cemetery.  Following the grave side services family and friends are invited to the home of Mark Carr at 208 Scott St in Halsey to share a meal and memories. Please bring your chair and a drink for the evening. Jim’s family has set up a memorial fund at Security First Bank, PO Box 288, Thedford, NE 69166 that will go to Thedford Ambulance, Purdum Fire Department and Blaine County Sheriff. Govier Brothers Mortuary are assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at 



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