|Birth: ||Nov. 21, 1928|
|Death: ||Nov. 7, 2011|
November 21, 1928 – November 7, 2011
Gerald Duane "Jerry" Carter, age 82, of Bedford, IN, passed away peacefully at IU Health Bloomington Hospital on Monday, November 7, 2011 at 10:47 a.m., after a long illness from complications due to cancer.
Known to his friends as Jerry, he was born in Wheatcroft, KY on November 21, 1928, the first-born child of his parents, Henry and Virginia Carter. After graduating from Bosse High School in Evansville in 1946, Jerry served in the National Guard for nine years and was a fixture in his community as a volunteer and active member of organizations such as the Shriners, Jaycees, Elks, American Legion, and the Bedford Exchange Club. He also was a Mason and Member of the Lawrence County Patient Services. He was a Member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford, IN.
Jerry's life work was in the insurance industry, where he worked for the Indiana Insurance Company. Eventually, he joined Keach and Grove Insurance where he became an owner. His licenses included the Chartered Insurance Counselor and the acclaimed Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter for which he is the only CPCU license holder in Lawrence County.
Jerry was married twice, first to the late Helen Hitch in March of 1953, and later to the late Emma Mae Bultman of Bedford in November of 1977, who preceded him in death on April 12, 1991.
Always a lover of reading and travel, Jerry spent much of his young life reading about world history and historic faraway places, most of which he ultimately visited after his retirement. In fact, his travel literally spanned the world, including trips to all 50 United States and all seven Continents, to Egypt where he cruised the Nile and visited the Valley of the Kings, and to China where he stood on the Great Wall. He also spent time in Russia, Germany, Iceland, England, Spain, Greece, Italy, Canada, Switzerland, Mexico, Guatemala, Jamaica, and Bermuda.
Jerry is survived by his children, David L. Carter of Indianapolis, IN; Dan Carter and his wife, Sherrie Bourg Carter of Coral Springs, FL; and Sharon L. Wilson of Bloomington, IN; his stepchildren, Susan (Charlie) Wier; Lester Bultman, Jr.; Wanda Lloyd, and Mark Bultman; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his brother, John (Sandy) Carter of Evansville, IN; and sister, Jackie (Charles) Presson of Pensacola, FL; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Friday, November 11, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, 4 – 8 p.m. and Friday, 1 – 2 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to Lawrence County Patient Services in Memory of Jerry Carter.
Mae Carter (1931 - 1991)
Green Hill Cemetery
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Record added: Nov 09, 2011
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No more suffering. Blessings and remembrance.|
Added: Nov. 9, 2011