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Earl J. Carter

October 30, 1934 October 24, 2018
Earl J. Carter
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Obituary for Earl J. Carter

PEORIA HEIGHTS – Earl J. Carter, 83, of Peoria Heights, died at 3:41 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at his home.

Earl was born on October 30, 1934, in Peoria to Lawrence Q. and Pearl (Blake) Carter. He married Judith Bowden on November 16, 1963; she preceded him in death on April 18, 1984. Earl later married June Callahan; she survives.

He is also survived by his two children, Timothy (Karen) Carter of Dunlap, and Elizabeth (Blake) Blumenshine of Washington; four granddaughters, Abigail (Jamie) Swingler, Amanda Carter, and Devon and Brooke Blumenshine; two sisters, Rose, and Judy Carter; two step-children, Kenny and Bev Callahan; two step-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 10 siblings.

Earl served our country in the U.S. Army and lived his life with honor, kindness and integrity. He spent much of his life and free time in community service and was a well known and respected politician. Earl loved Peoria Heights and served the community in a number of capacities which set in motion the revitalization of Peoria Heights. He was the former Mayor of Peoria Heights, Richwoods Township Supervisor, and a trustee. Earl was on the G.P. Transit Board for many years. He was the last surviving charter member of the Peoria Heights Suburban Lions Club, where he raised money for local charities and those in need.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, October 29, as well as one hour prior to the services on Tuesday, October 30, at the mortuary. Burial will take place at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.

Memorial donations may be made the Peoria Heights Suburban Lions Club, 5009 North Montclair Ave., Peoria Heights, IL 61616.


Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

29

Oct

5:00 PM 10/29/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/29/2018 7:00:00 PM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

The Wilton Mortuary
2101 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

30

Oct

10:00 AM 10/30/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/30/2018 11:00:00 AM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

The Wilton Mortuary
2101 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Service

Tuesday

30

Oct

11:00 AM 10/30/2018 11:00:00 AM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

The Wilton Mortuary
2101 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Swan Lake Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

4601 W. War Memorial Drive
Peoria, IL 61615

4601 W. War Memorial Drive Peoria 61615 IL
United States
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