John W. Carter

John W. Carter, age 52, of Highland, passed away Monday, June 8 at St. Louis University Hospital. Funeral services for 52 year old John W. Carter will be Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be at a later date. Friends may call Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

He was born March 29, 1963, in St. Louis, MO. On February 12, 2012, he married Rena Ward in Highland, IL.

John was a great dad, husband, and friend. He worked hard and played hard. He had a love for riding motorcycles, watching NASCAR, and drinking Mt Dew.

He is survived by his wife, Rena Carter, Highland, IL; mother, Kay Carter, Pocahontas, IL; children, Jared C. Carter, Highland, IL, Brandi-Wave M. (T.J.) Cox, Carlyle, IL, and Jessica Carter, Highland, IL; grandchildren, Caleb Carter, Colby Turner, Jordan Cox, Gage Cox, Ryker Cox, Shane Bowling; brothers and sisters, Robin Beam, Tulsa, OK, Mary Foltz, Centralia, IL, Barbara (Will) Gomilla, Greenville, IL, Karen Willmont, St. Jacob, IL, Roger (Katie) Carter, Staunton, IL, Paula (Jason) Brooks, Highland, IL, Patrick Carter, Pocahontas, IL, Eric (Jeannie) Harder, W. Minster, CA, and Katherine Smith, Idaho; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; his fur-baby, Hannah.

He was preceded in death by his father, John C. Carter (2012).

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