Robert Carter, 88, of Taylorville, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:46 a.m. at his residence in Taylorville. He was born January 7, 1927 in Stonington, IL. The Son of Chris and Hattie (Allen) Carter. He married Gloria A. Rasmussen on September 12, 1948 in Taylorville, IL. He was a Member of Davis Memorial Christian Church in Taylorville, lifetime member of the VFW Post #4495, he was on the board for the Owaneco Elevator, a trustee for the drainage ditch commission in Locust Township, he was a member of the board on the Production Credit Association; he was also an original member of the American Agricultural Movement and he was involved in the grassroots movement to create an ethanol plant in Christian County. He was a veteran of the United States Army in Korea. After retiring from farming for 39 years he enjoyed fishing, woodworking, painting, reading western novels, Cardinals baseball, and Illini basketball. He and his grandson Rob built a reproduction of the army jeep he drove in Korea which they drove in area parades. He went on the Honor Flight in March of 2013.
He is survived by his Wife: Gloria; Daughters: Janeen (Greg) Gruber of Pana, IL; Barbara (Joe) Miller of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Rob (Mollie) Waterman, Carrie Waterman, Nick (Rachel) Waterman, Chris Miller, Jake Miller; Great-Grandchildren: Ben, Eli, Ashton, Aaron and Rowan; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, and Sister Betty Solliday.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Davis Memorial Christian Church in Taylorville with Pastor Tiney Walker officiating. Burial will be in Owaneco Cemetery in Owaneco, IL. Visitation will be held Monday, May 25, 2015 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Davis Memorial Christian Church in Taylorville.
Memorials may be made to Memorial Home Services 720 N. Bond St. Springfield, IL 62702 or Davis Memorial Christian Pre School 1500 W. Franklin St. Taylorville, IL 62568 or The American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.
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