He was born Oct. 26, 1935 at Manteno, IL, the son of Dennis Franklin and Neva Dora Earnhart Carter. He married Betty Jo Osman on Nov. 12, 1954.
Jerry worked for over 50 years on farm machinery. He was known and respected by many farmers in Union and Johnson Counties for his knowledge of farm equipment repair. He enjoyed trapshooting and was a member of the Amateur Trapshooting Association. He was extremely proud of breaking 100 straight targets several years at the Grand American in Vandalia, OH. Most of all though, he loved his family and family gatherings. He was baptized in the Baptist church.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Betty Carter; daughter, Beverly (Robert) Bolanowski of Anna; granddaughter, Amanda (Matthew) Endrizzi of Vienna; sister, Lois Benson (Robert Kraatz) of Anna; dear friend Barbara Adams of Anna; nieces and nephews including Matthew Benson of Brooklyn, NY and Mark (Tina) Benson of Chicago; brother-in-law, Billy Osman of Cairo, and other relatives.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by brothers-in-law, August Benson, Jimmie Osman, and Olen Osman.
Visitation for Jerry “J.D.” Carter will be from 4:00-8:00pm on Tuesday at Crain Funeral Home, Anna-Jonesboro.
Services will be at 11:00am on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at the funeral home with Rev. Jay Franklin officiating. Interment will follow at McGinnis Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to McGinnis Cemetery. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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