JENNINGS -- William Carter, 92, died Friday (Jan. 30, 2009), at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin.
He was born Feb. 22, 1916, at rural Jennings, to Jesse and Grace (Tice) Carter. He was raised in Jennings and attended school there.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
On June 6, 1943, he married Rachel Carlton in Jennings. He was a co-owner and operator of Home Oil & Gas Co.
Je was a member of the Jennings United Methodist Church, the Jennings Lions Club, Masonic Lodge, Order of Eastern Star and American Legion Post No. 351.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lawrence "Carney," and Willard; and a sister, Nettie Carter.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel Carter of Jennings; two sons, Allan and wife, Sherry Carter of Overland Park, Kan., and Kenneth and wife, Julie Carter of Jennings; two daughters, Ann and husband, Richard Graner of Bethany, Mo., and Jan and husband, Jim Wahlmeier of Concordia, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Services will be Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at the Jennings United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carrie Buhler officiating. Interment will follow at the Jennings Cemetery.
Visitation is Monday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., at Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin and at the church Tuesday beginning at 8 a.m.
Memorials may be given in his name to the Jennings United Methodist Church or to the donor's choice.
Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin is in charge of arrangements.