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Jack Ray Carter Jr

January 28, 1955 ~ May 10, 2019 (age 64)
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Jack Ray Carter Jr, 64, passed away on May 10, 2019.

Jack was born on January 28, 1955 in Indianapolis, IN to Jack Sr and Ida Leona (Mackey) Carter.  He grew up in the Gateway Neighborhood, and was class of 1973 at Northwest High School.  He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War, and when he came home, turned right back around and enlisted in the Army, but his heart stayed with the Navy and he was very proud of his service.  While serving in the Navy he was stationed at Hawaii, and he studied at the University of Hawaii in 1973. Once he was completely out of the service, he still stayed involved with his fellow veterans and was a member of American Legion Post 64 on the West Side of Indianapolis. 

Jack worked up to his retirement in 2016 from Air to Ground Services as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician.  But Jack didn't stay idle for long, he continued on with his own company called J.C. Enterprise; working as a master flooring specialist, and doing exceptional work.   Jack was an expert fisherman, specifically he loved catching catfish.  He was a fan of old Westerns and had a great love for music, the clear favorites were Moody Blues, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Bob Seger.

Jack was a jokester, he loved to have fun. He was always the life of the party.  He was the one you could always count on to be upbeat and smiling, and he liked to share that happiness with others.  He had a zest for life and a true kind heart.  He was the 2nd oldest of 6 siblings; a father of 3; fun loving grandfather of 5; and great-grandfather of 1.  Jack was a true gem, larger than life and impossible to forget, and life will always be a little duller for his passing. 

Jack is survived by 4 sisters; and 1 brother has preceded him in passing. 

Family and friends are welcome to visit from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Fountain Square Cremation & Funeral Services.

Funeral services honoring the life of Jack will be private.

 

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