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Russell L. Carter


1929 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Russell L. Carter Obituary
RUSSELL L. CARTER 05/5/29 06/29/15 He was born in Worthington, Minnesota, the oldest son of James and Alice Carter. He was raised in Detroit, Michigan, served in the U.S. Air Force with overseas duty in Alaska, and resided in Grand Terrace, CA for the last 42 years. Retired, he worked for over 60 years in sales. He was a pioneer in organ donation, as the first live donor in Riverside County when he gave his brother a kidney in 1969. Russell L. loved God, Country, Family and golf (not necessarily in that order). He was a member of the San Bernardino Elks Club and Colton VFW. He was very active in the Grand Terrace Lions Club where he was recently honored with the Life Time Achievement Award. He was an amazing father, husband, grandfather, brother, uncle and a good friend to so many. He is survived by six children, Jeanette Harold (Tony), Michael Carter, Mark Carter (Simone), Jeffery Carter (Donna), Thomas Carter (Veronica), Susan Boling (David); 11 grandchildren; Tony, Angie, Aly, Dylan, Russell, Kristen, Matthew, Angelica, Anthony, Jessie and Daniel, 10 great-grandchildren, brother Paul Carter, numerous nieces, nephews and companion Roxie Ogilvie. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Joyce, and his brothers Wayne and Tom. There was never a life more well-lived than his. He will be greatly missed. The celebration of his life will begin with a viewing and "sharing of stories" at Colton Funeral Home, 1275 N La Cadena, Colton, from 4:30 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 6th. Funeral Service at Grand View Baptist Church, 22755 Vista Grande Way, Grand Terrace, at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7th followed by graveside services at Montecito Memorial Park. Join us for lunch and fellowship at the Grand Terrace Lions Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grand View Baptist Church or Grand Terrace Lions Club.
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Published in Press-Enterprise from July 3 to July 4, 2015
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