Roger Knarr

February 24, 1939 ~ January 29, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Roger Knarr Obituary

E. Roger Knarr, 84, of Shelbyville passed away Monday, January 29, 2024 at Ascension St. Francis Hospital, Greenwood, Indiana, with his family by his side.  He was born February 24, 1939 in Shelbyville, Indiana, to Earl Raymond and Esther Mae (Polston) Knarr.  He married Carol Ann (Knose) Knarr on October 10, 1964 and she survives. 

Roger is survived by three children: Lisa Valles (John), John Knarr (Lupita Estudillo-Salgado), Laura Knarr (Steve Sherman), nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Roger is also survived by his sisters Peggy (Steve) Edwards, Victoria Knarr, Jayne (Doug) Tharp, and brothers Rod (Linda) Knarr and Bill (Rhonda) Knarr.  He was preceded in death by Pamela Knarr and Dean Knarr.

Roger was in the military for over 21 years retiring from the U.S. National Guard as a CWO2. During his service, he received The Soldier's Medal for Heroism. He was a Teamster Union driver and drove over 2 million consecutive miles without an accident.  Roger was also a member of MENSA. A voracious reader, he also volunteered at the Shelbyville-Shelby County Library focusing mostly in the geneology area.  Additionally, he volunteered at the Whitewater Valley Railroad in Connersville, Indiana for several years working in all areas of the train from host to brakeman to engineer.  He loved spending time there.  He loved fishing, firearms and Cincinnati Reds baseball.  But most of all, he loved his family.  His best days were spent with his family around him listening to his stories and playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  A life well-lived and a family well-loved. 

In Lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Whitewater Valley Railroad, 455 Market Street, Connersville, IN 47331 765-825-2054

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 31, 2024 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

Funeral services will be Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 10 a.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, Stuart Parks, and Darin Schutt are honored to serve Paul’s family.

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January 31, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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February 1, 2024

10:00 AM
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