Alan David Oarr, age 54, of Yankton, South Dakota, and formerly of Fulton County, New York, died Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at his residence after a courageous fight with cancer.
Memorial services were held Monday, November 18, 2013, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Yankton. The Reverend Dani Jo Ninke officiated. Interment will be in the Yankton Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.
Alan was born July 23, 1959, in Amsterdam, New York, to Clarence and Norma (Smith) Oarr. Prior to moving to Yankton in 2010, he was employed at Lee Dye, Hawkins Fabric and Continental Mills. Alan was an avid CB enthusiast, going by the handle of Mr. Coffee. He proudly served in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia. Alan loved animals, music, fishing and helping others. He was also an active member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Yankton.
Alan is survived by his daughter, Erica Doucette of Delaware; Michael Innes Oarr of New York; father, Clarence Oarr of Gloversville, N.Y.; two brothers, Brian Oarr of Nevada and Stephen Oarr of Gloversville, N.Y.; two sisters, Kathleen Smith of North Carolina and Christine Eggleston of Fort Plain, N.Y.; and his soulmate, Vickie Lammers of Yankton and her family, which he considered as his own.
Alan was preceded in death by his mother, Norma Oarr.