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May 1, 1936 - Oct 10, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY John A Carter, or "Jack," as he was known to family and friends, left this earth on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at Veterans Hospital in Norman, Oklahoma, at the age of 77. Jack was born to Austin Lelsie and Margaret Jane (MacEachern) Carter May 1, 1936, in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, retiring after 20 years of service. After his military career, he continued his civil service career in Bio Environmental Engineering at Tinker and retired after 20-plus years. Jack loved to golf and enjoyed sailing, taking vacations with his family, and OU football. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, George and Charles Carter; and foster brothers, Joseph Muise, John and Vincent Boyle. Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Joyce M. Carter; and their three adored children, John "Jay" Carter II (Regina), Jolie Carter (Deb), and Jason Carter; and sister, Ann Lander (Francis). He was the proud grandfather to ten grandchildren, Amanda; Keegan; James; Jackson; Haylie; Kaden; Kelcie; Zach; Kimberly; and the youngest, Boston. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews. Jack's family was his first priority and his greatest pride and joy. A funeral service will be held at the Bill Eisenhour Southeast Chapel Thursday, October 17, 2013, at 2 p.m. Military honors will be held Friday, October 18, 2013, 10 a.m. in the Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, Oklahoma. Condolences may be offered at www.eisenhourfuneral.com

Published in The Oklahoman on Oct. 16, 2013
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