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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Obituary - Everett Eugene Carter, Sr.

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The FUNERAL SERVICE for Everett is planned for 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri.

VISITATION will precede the service from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The family requests any MEMORIAL donations be made to a Family Love Fund and may be left at the funeral home.

Everett Eugene Carter, Sr., 85, was born January 2, 1936 in Kansas City, Missouri the son of Robert Given and Etta Irene (Sales) Carter. He departed this life at his home in Appleton City, Missouri January 9, 2021.

Everett lived in several towns in the Jackson County area during his youth and early adult life. Everett was united in marriage to Mary Lou Dines on September 7, 1957 in El Dorado Springs, Missouri.

He was employed at the Co-Op in Liberty, Missouri, and T& D Plating in Sugar Creek, then later he worked for Lewis Industrial where he was a machine operator. In 1993 he moved his family to a farm near Appleton City, Missouri. He enjoyed living there and caring for the horses, cattle and pigs. He loved hunting deer, rabbits, quail and turkeys.

Everett was a collector of old cars, especially Chevys, with his favorite being a red and white 1955. He also followed his boys to demo derbies for about 25 years, watching them as they performed. They also followed the sprint car and stock car circuits in several states.

Everett loved listening to and performing country music on his flat top in taverns near home. He played in several bands and also with locals on a regular basis. He also kept signed photos of himself with several country stars, his favorite being George Jones.

Preceding Everett in death were his parents; one infant daughter, Mary Irene Carter; two brothers, Charles N. Carter and Robert “Bobby” Carter; and two sisters, Etta May James and Bobbie Ann Buckley. Survivors left to mourn Everett’s passing include his wife of 63 years, Mary Carter; their children: Georgia Rodeen and husband Sven, Everett Eugene Carter, Jr. and companion Bonnie Reber, Jimmy Ray Carter and wife Leona, Timmy Eugene Carter and companion Missy, Sherry Jane Boyle and husband Donnie, Bobby Joe Carter, Tommy Lee Carter and companion Jeannett “JJ” McIntire; three sisters: Roberta Jane Oliver, Betty Fay Wilson, Janice Kay Furr; Fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.