December 23, 1935 - November 24, 2020
Rev. Robert William “Bob” Carter Jr., 84, of Vandalia, IL, passed away at 7:54 PM, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at SBL Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, December 4, 2020 at The First Baptist Church of Brownstown with Rev. Olen Evans and Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Interment will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia. Military Rites will be accorded at the graveside by the Brownstown VFW Post #9770 and Crawford-Hale American Legion Post # 95, Vandalia, IL Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Brownstown. (It is recommended that guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Illinois Department of Public Health as they relate to COVID-19 be followed. This includes but is not limited to face covering and social distancing. Please be respectful of others.) Robert William Carter Jr. was born on December 23, 1935 in Springfield, MO, the son of Robert William and Juanita (Sims) Carter Sr. He married Juanita Phillips on February 14, 1958 in AL; together they shared 62 years of marriage and raised two children. Bob proudly served his country in the United States Navy. After his service and formal education, he became a minister pastoring at various churches across the United States. His ministerial journey lead him to pastor Camp Ground Baptist Church in Ozark, AL; First Baptist Church of Breckenridge, TX and Blackwell, TX; Glen Garden Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX; First Baptist Church in Krum, TX, Richland, MO, and Glendive, MT. He was the Director of Associational Missions in Vandalia, Lindenhurst, and Granite City, IL and was an interim pastor at Marshall Creek Baptist Church, Odin; Temple Baptist Church, Vandalia; and Reno Baptist Church, Reno, IL. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Brownstown and was a chaplain for the Navy, attending the USS Kenneth Whiting reunions. Bob was a very personable man. He was outgoing, friendly, social, and loved visiting with the many people he came to know over the years. He always had a positive energy and it was his goal to instill that positivity in those whom he encountered. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Carter of Vandalia; daughter, Angela and husband Greg Strobel of Brownstown; son, Eric Carter and wife Vicky of Springfield, MO; sisters, Donna Ellingsworth of MO and Cynthia and husband Phil Becker of IA; brother, Steve Carter and wife Lori of AR; sister-in-law, Shirley Carter of NC; grandchildren, Pierce Strobel and wife Brittany of Brownstown, Joylynn and husband Eric Beckett of Royse City, TX, Trevor Carter of Springfield, MO, Nathan Carter of Springfield, MO; and great-grandchildren, Alaina Strobel, Wade Strobel, Dante Beckett, Amberlynn Beckett and great-grandbaby Strobel on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gary Carter.
Rev. Robert William “Bob” Carter Jr., 84, of Vandalia, IL, passed away at 7:54 PM, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at SBL Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, December 4, 2020 at The... View Obituary & Service Information
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