Richard Allen Carter, 86, of Kankakee, died Sunday (Nov. 20, 2011) at Riverside Medical Center. A gathering time for family and friends will be from 10 a.m. Friday until the noon memorial service at Schreffler Life Story Funeral Homes, Kankakee Chapel. The Rev. Craig Crombar will officiate.
Military rites will be performed, and a light reception will follow at the funeral home.
Mr. Carter was an electrician for Local 176 in Joliet, from which he retired in 1988. He also served in the U.S. Army as a private first class for the 3702nd Unit, where he was awarded the American Service Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. In his spare time, he enjoyed photography, carving wood and using his computer.
He was born June 14, 1925, in Joliet, the son of Samuel and Frances (Edith) Birkey. He married the former Le Etta Davy.
Mr. Carter is survived by two sons and two daughters, James (Jean Ann) Carter, of Morris, Kathleen Albrecht, of Bolingbrook, Beverlee (David) Bergevin, of Hixson, Tenn., and Terry Carter, of Ashkum; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marjorie Gait and Norma Kollman, both of New Lenox, and Elanie (Joseph) Neese, of Elwood; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Please sign his guestbook at schrefflerfuneralhomes.com. (Pd.)
Source: The Daily Journal - November 23, 2011
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