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Carter, George W. OCEANSIDE -- George Walkup Carter was born June 25, 1925 on the family farm in rural Fairfax, Mo., and died on February 19, 2013. He was a resident of Oceanside, California for over 56 years. He was the son of Madge McMahon and John Walkup Carter. The McMahon-Walkup-Carter families were early settlers of the Fairfax area. He was a member of the Baptist Church, graduated from High School in Fairfax Missouri, and immediately volunteered for Army Service. He served with the 184th Regiment, 7th division Pacific Theatre. He was a decorated WWII combat veteran, awarded two Purple Hearts. George graduated from the University of Mortuary Science in Kansas City. He was a licensed Funeral Director and licensed Mortician, retiring in June 1968. George enjoyed family, friends, rodeo, RV traveling, playing bridge, ping pong, dancing, his farm, tractors and his interest and love for all animals. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association, Oceanside, Elks Lodge #1561, The V.F.W., The American Legion, The Military Order of the Purple Hearts, Disabled American Veterans, The Good Sam Club, and the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum. George is survived by sons, Bruce Duane Carter of St. James, Mo., and John Edward Carter of Rolla, Mo.; sister, Dorothy E. Jones of Placerville, Calif.; and loving grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Lee Swan of Fairfax, Mo.; and his parents, John and Madge Carter of Missouri.

Published in U-T San Diego on Feb. 24, 2013
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