Gerald R. "Jerry" Carter

CARTER, GERALD R. (Jerry); of Clarkston; age 61; died on Friday, March 8, 2013, from injuries sustained in a snowmobile accident. Loving husband Eileen J. Carter for 34 years; dear father of Christopher M. (Kristine J.) Carter and Samantha J. Carter; devoted grandfather of Mikala J. Carter, Anna C. Carter, and arriving in April, Ryan Gerald Carter; beloved son of Helen and Donald Carter; brother of Donna (Richard) Gundal, Teresa Harvey, and Kimberly (Lawrence) Mahlich; brother and sister by choice to P. Eugene and Dawn Newingham; also cherished by many nieces and nephews. Jerry was a lifelong resident of Clarkston. He was the oldest of four children and the only son born to Helen and Donald Carter. Jerry was a member of the U.S. Army, having served in Vietnam and receiving 2 Bronze Star medals. He met and later married his wife Eileen in California. He was a proud father and grandfather who loved his children. He retired from General Motors in 1999, having worked for Fisher Body and the Orion Plant. He loved the outdoors, hunting and his "property" in Tustin, Michigan. He was a loyal and trusted friend. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, March 14, 2013, 10 a.m. at the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford. Officiating Pastor Thomas Hampton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday 3 to 8 p.m. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to ALS of Michigan. Online guestbook
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Published in The Oakland Press on Mar. 11, 2013