Gerald Carter, 77

Gerald Lloyd "Jerry" Carter, 77, of Wabash, died at 3:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Bickford Cottage in Wabash, where he had lived since September 2015. 

He was born March 5, 1939, in Wabash County, Indiana to C. Arden and Esther (Neal) Carter.

Jerry was a 1957 graduate of Noble High School and attended Manchester College.  He married Sandra Jane Keppel in Wabash on March 7, 1959; she died June 21, 2013. 

Jerry was a retired car dealer and owned Carter Sales and Service in Wabash.  He was a member of Wabash Friends Church, loved his grandchildren, and was the happiest when he was helping others.  He also enjoyed spending time with special friends, refinishing furniture, and going to car shows. 

He is survived by two daughters, Christine (James Snodgrass) Curless of LaFontaine, and Lorri (Greg) Miller of Andrews; three grandchildren, Maggi (Rich) Easterday of Roann, Liza Miller of Andrews, and Ryan Curless of Greenwood, two great-grandchildren, Megan and Mason Easterday, both of Roann, and his brother, Ronald (Janet) Carter of Clearwater, Fla. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents, brother, the Rev. Charles Carter, and his granddaughter, Briannon Curless.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2016, at the Wabash Friends Church, 3563 S. State Road 13, with David Phillips officiating.  Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8 pm Friday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Friends Church.

The memorial guest book for Jerry may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Mar 09