Irvon Clay Carter, son of the late James Olen and Dora Jane Ketcherside Carter, was born in Ellsinore on Sept. 18, 1936, and died at his home in Cape Girardeau on June 20, 2009, at the age of 72.
Mr. Carter had lived in Dexter before moving to Cape Girardeau. He retired from Purolator factory in Dexter after 27years. He was a member of the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter.
On July 3, 1956, he was married to Mary E. Link in Bernie.
Surviving are his wife, Mary E. Carter of Cape Girardeau; three daughters, Carline Hampton of Essex, Darline Grebe and Donna Zavadil, both of Cape Girardeau; four grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren; one sister, Ira Mae Abbott of Dexter. Other relatives and friends also survive.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Myrtle McGowen; and one brother, Henry L. Carter.
Visitation was held on Sunday, June 21, 2009, from 5-8 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexteri.
Funeral services were conducted on Monday, June 22, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Rick Roberts of Essex officiating.
Interment will be in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.