Gary Carter

Gary Lee Carter, 82, of rural Mt. Pleasant passed away at his home on Saturday, October 21, 2023.

Gary was born on May 3, 1941, in Keosauqua, the son of Roger Nelson and Dorothy E. (Hooper) Carter.  He graduated from Stockport High School with the class of 1960.  Following graduation he went on to take classes to obtain his CDL and became a truck driver. Gary was united in marriage to Marlene Sue Stevens on August 11, 1968, in Stockport.  Gary would take his truck and go out west during the wheat harvest and would come back with many interesting stories.  Later he drove for Hunsaker Trucking of Mt. Pleasant and Dickey Transport of Packwood for a number of years.  He had a love for antique tractors of any kind and enjoyed collecting them. Gary was a member of the Lockridge Baptist Church and former member of the Big Creek Tractor Club.

Those thankful for sharing in Gary’s life include his wife, Marlene Carter of 55 years,  his children, Tammy Sue Leffel and Jason Andrew Carter all of Mt. Pleasant, his grandchildren, Casey Leffel and Sam (Brandi) Leffel, his two brothers, Gene (Linda) Carter and Gale (Marie) Carter all of Hillsboro along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Timothy Lee Carter and an infant brother, Roger Carter, Jr.

A Celebration of Life Service will be hosted by his family on Saturday, November 4, 2023, from 1 to 4 p.m. at his home.  Memorials may be directed to St Jude’s Children Hospital, in which Gary had received a heart value from St Jude’s or to Every Step Hospice in his memory.  According to his wishes cremation has been entrusted to the care of Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant, is caring for his arrangements.