TRANSFER, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Donald K. “Donnie” Tarr, Sr., 72 of Transfer, passed away at 9:04 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2021, in his residence, after a brief illness.
He was born on March 17, 1948, in Sharon, to Thurle Jean (Gantz) Tarr of Greenville and the late Donald M. Tarr.
Donnie worked at the former Trinity Industries/Steel Car in Greenville as a welder for 35 years.
Donnie loved dirt-track racing, working in his garage, mowing his grass and feeding the birds and squirrels. He was an animal lover and enjoyed going to his favorite racetrack, Mercer Speedway. He also enjoyed showing off his vintage race car. Donnie was also known as TarrBaby, The Rutledge Road Rocket and Mr. Mercer.
He is survived by wife, Wendy Jones-Tarr, of Hermitage; daughter, Carmella Carlson and her husband, Edward, of Greenville; son, Donald K. Tarr, Jr. (DJ) and his wife, Jenna, of Hermitage; brother, Gregory A. Tarr and his wife, Laura, of Sharpsville; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Gerald D. Tarr.
Visitation will be held Friday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m. at John Flynn Funeral Home Chapel, 2630 East State Street, Hermitage, PA 16148. A Memorial Service will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Earl Butterfield.
Burial will be in America’s Cemetery, Hermitage.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, February 3 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.