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Cleo Jewel Carter III

Jun 28, 2017
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Cleo Jewel Carter III, 59, of Mt. Pleasant and formerly of New London, died Monday, June 26, 2017, at his home.

The funeral service for Carter will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 1, 2017, at the First Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant. Rev. James Wortherspoon will officiate. According to his wishes, his body will be cremated following the service with inurnment at a later date. Visitation will begin after noon on Friday, June 30, at Elliott Chapel, New London with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A memorial to help with expenses has been established in lieu of flowers.

Carter was born June 11, 1958, in Lake Charles, La., the son of Cleo J. and Betty Ann Fournerat Carter, Jr. He was a 1976 graduate of New London High School. On June 29, 2013, he married Melissa J. Simmons at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant where he remained a member.

He was a meat cutter, working at Whitaker’s Market in New London, and Dick’s Super Value and Beaver’s Market in Mt. Pleasant. He enjoyed camping, cooking and grilling, fishing, hunting, playing cards, gardening, TV trivia including Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, and spending time with his family. He loved a good challenge and the WWE. Many years ago he was a First Responder for the Henry County Rescue Squad. He was also a fan of the Cubs, Cardinals and the Hawkeyes.

Carter is survived by his wife of Mt. Pleasant; his mother of New London; one son, Nick (Andrya) Carter, of Carlisle; two daughters, Stephanie (Chester) Heath, of Mt. Pleasant, and Brandi Simmons, of Lockridge; one grandson; one sister, Deb Howard, of Mt. Pleasant; three brothers, Ray (Brandi) Carter, of Omaha, Neb., Mike (Connie) Carter, of West Burlington, and Dr. Ben (Sara) Carter, of New London.

He was preceded in death by his father.

 

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