Carmen Daw Parr





Carmen Daw Parr, 48, of Orange, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016, in Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 17, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating.  Interment will follow at Truitt Cemetery in Joaquin.
Carmen Parr was born on December 18, 1967 to Johnny Mack Daw of Joaquin and Evon Wilburn Daw of Joaquin.  She graduated high school from Little Cypress Mauriceville in Orange, Texas and then went on to earn a Bachelor's degree from Tarleton State University.  After getting her degree she began work in the criminal justice profession and soon gave birth to her only daughter, Jessica Richardson.  Carmen later lived in Nacogdoches, Texas for several years to be closer to her daughter Jessica as well as her two sisters, brother-in-law, and niece and nephew.  Carmen was known for being a devote Christian and remained faithful and very prayerful during many struggles with several health concerns.  Her favorite part of service to the Lord was praise and worship and she loved singing and listening to music.  Carmen would want to be remembered for being a very loyal and protective friend, and for her passion for sticking up for those who could not always speak up for themselves.  She loved her family most of all, including her fiancé Kevin McKay, and was very close to her friends at Green Acres Nursing Home and her Aunt Jaye Robison, whom she shared a close bond with as well.  Carmen will be remembered for her laughter and her smile and is missed by her family and many friends every day.
She is survived by her daughter Jessica Richardson of Nacogdoches, TX; her mother and father of Joaquin, TX; her sister Jennifer Daw Klingenberg, husband Chris, and niece Grace and nephew Joseph of Nacogdoches, TX.  She is also survived by Kevin McKay of Orange, TX and brother-in-law Taner Oskan of Istanbul, Turkey.  Other survivors include: Aunt Joyce King of Houston, TX, Aunt Joyce Carter of Elgin, TX, Aunt Jaye Robison and husband Donnie of Stanley, Louisiana and Uncle Randy Thomas of Shreveport, Louisiana, Great Aunt Irada Oates, as well as many cousins and extended relatives.
She is preceded in death by grandparents Alvin and Grace Wilburn of Joaquin, TX and James and Peggy Daw of Joaquin, TX.  She is also preceded in death by her sister Robin Allison Daw and niece Baylee Sabine Daw of Nacogdoches, TX; Uncle Jack King of Houston, TX and Aunt Jimmie Kaye Thomas of Shreveport, Louisiana. 

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