HARTFORD-Carroll Keith Carter, 79, passed away Tuesday February 16, 2022 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, surrounded by his family.
Carroll was born April 23, 1942 in Centertown, KY to the late Oscar and Juanita Paris Carter.
Carroll attended Centertown High School. In 1963 he joined the Navy. He spent 6 years altogether, two years in Reserve. During the four years he served on the USS Harlan R. Dickson, a destroyer, and the USS Grand Canyon, a destroyer tender. He was a boiler room technician. This led to hie serious health problems later in life.
Carroll was discharged in late 1967. He had planned to go to California. On Dec. 4, 1967 he met the love of his life Rebecca Sue Carter. They were married on January 12, 1968. They never left each other’s side in 54 years together.
Carroll was a member of Centertown Tabernacle, VFW Post 117, AMVETS, The Ohio County Veterans Honor Guard, The Mustang Club of America, The Crazy Horse Mustang Club of Owensboro and was a Kentucky Colonel.
Carroll was the owner of Carter Trucking, retiring after 40 years.
Carroll was a Mustang enthusiast. Owning 11 Mustangs. Carroll enjoyed taking his Mustangs to car shows, cruise-ins and driving in the parades in Ohio County. He was also a Ford mechanic. One of his favorites was a 1969 Mustang GT Cobra Jet. During two years of racing in the 1970’s he won 42 trophies. At Windy Hollow, Beech Bend and Hardinsburg Raceways. Another favorite was his 2008 P-51 Raush. He met Jack Raush at Beech Bend a few years ago. The car is signed by Jack Raush, Don Bowles and McClanahan.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death his sister Patricia Carter Rose of Marion, NC.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rebecca Sue (Carter) Carter. A son Jason Carter, a daughter Donna Carter Warner a very special son in law Richard Warner, Jr. Two step grandchildren, Brittani (Rich) Haney, R.W. Warner and one step great grandchild, Glora Haney.
Services are 2:00 P.M. Sunday, February 20, 2022 at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Burial will be in Sunnydale Cemetery near Hartford. The Ohio County Honor Guard will present Military Rites. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM Saturday and from 9 AM until funeral time on Sunday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to bevilbrosfuneralhomes.com
The family request expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Ohio County Honor Guard or Sunnydale Cemetery. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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