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1952 Gary 2020

Gary Carter

March 15, 1952 — January 15, 2020

Gary B. Carter Sr., 67, of Van Wert passed away peacefully on January 15, 2020 at St. Rita Medical Center with his family by his side.

He was born March 15, 1952, in Van Wert, the son of Dorothy Curtiss who survives. On April 18, 1970, Gary married his high school sweetheart, Carol (Lippi) Carter who also survives.

Gary worked as a steel cutter at Kennedy Mfg for over 47 years. He was a member of Sons of Legion, Van Wert and also of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert.

Gary loved spending time with his grand kids, working in his garden and walking. He also loved watching Ohio State.

Other survivors are his 4 children: Gary (Tammy) Carter, Jr., William "Ed" (Traci) Carter, Anthony "Tony" (Rita) Carter, all of Van Wert; Amanda (Tony) Wright of Ohio City; 13 grandchildren: Cassandra (Matt), Brent (Brandy), Dustin, Thad (Krystal), Noah, Nicholas, Lydia, Audrey, Mac, Carter, Jack, Van, Langston; as well as one great grandson, Vaughn.

Gary's wish was for friends to remember him the way he was before his illness. In honoring his request, services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gary`s memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

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Arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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