He is preceded in death by his mother, Idella Bridges Von Dohlen; stepfather, Elo Von Dohlen; grandmother, Gertrude Bauch Bridges; and father, Buelin Carter.
He leaves behind his wife of 28 years, Teresa Pfenninger Carter; his daughters, Chelsea and Kristen Carter; brothers, Art Carter, Greg and Chris Carter; and grandson, Carson Carter; along with 11 nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life was held Sunday, Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. at Fenner Square Apartment reception hall located at 555 S. Burke Street in Goliad.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Hospice of South Texas or Cancer research of the donors choice.
Services are entrusted to Grace Funeral Home in Goliad 361 645-3216.