Ian Thomson Carr, 77, of Ashland passed on Monday the Twenty-third of August, 2021 following a brief illness.
Ian was born on February 15, 1944 in Greenock, Scotland. Son of the late John & Agnes (Cameron) Carr. He studied mechanical engineering at James Watt Memorial College and the University of Paisley.
Ian immigrated to Canada in 1973, and to the U.S. in 1979 seeking greater opportunity for his growing family. Ultimately, Ashland, Kentucky is the place where he found his home in the States.
Arriving in 1982, Ian established a reputation as an expert engineer in the field of mining machinery. He served as Director of Engineering for multiple companies (Addcar High Wall Mining, Appalachian Fuels, and others). He enjoyed a career that spanned nearly six decades and took him to places all around the world.
Ian loved soccer (Greenock Morton F.C.), throwing darts, betting horses, and he was a blue- blooded Kentucky basketball fan. Those who knew him will remember Ian, not only for his unmistakable Scottish brogue, but for his generosity, humor, and seemingly endless supply of stories to share. He was always the life of the party. And party he did.
Ian was preceded in death by his parents and his first love, Aileen (Tully) Carr, wife and mother to his four children. He is survived by his wife, Kaye (McDavid) Carr; two step daughters, Morgan Withrow and Megan Mounts; step son, Greg (Cara) Mounts; mother-in-law, Belva McDavid; step grandchildren, Addy and Gavin Mounts and Cameron Randall; two daughters, Selina (Patrick) Hughes and Wendy (Eric) Williams; two sons, Ian (Julie) Carr and Charles (Stephen) Carr; six grandchildren, Sarah Curtis, Ian and Lucille Carr, Keigan Hughes, Emma Williams, and Sydnee Carr; great granddaughter Maggie Curtis; and his loving sister Lorna (John) McKerrache.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, the Twenty-eighth of August, 2021, at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with Rev. Stephen Smythers officiating. In accordance with the churches regulations, masks are mandatory for all in attendance.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ian’s memory should be directed to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1930 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, KY, 41101.
To share a remembrance of Ian, please visit: steenfuneralhome.com.