Graveside funeral sevices for Fred F. Carter, 81, of Exeter were held on May 4 at the Exeter District Cemetery. He died on April 29 in Tulare.

He was born on Oct. 18, 1922 in Mena, Ark. to Rufus and Annie Carter. He was raised and educated in Antlers, Okla. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in General Patton's Third Army at the bridge of Romagen, Germany and also at the Battle of the Bulge. He married Lillian J. Franklin of Kent, Okla. on June 12, 1943 and was married for 57 years. In 1972 the couple moved to Exeter. He owned and operated Carter's Plumbing with his wife, Lillian for serveral years. He worked for Exeter Mercantile as a plumber for 16 years, retiring in 1993. He received a citation for Exeter Volunteer of the Year.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian J. Franklin in 2000; a grandson, Scott Boone in 1996; and a son-in-law, Arnold Wallace in 2003. He is suvived by children, Larry J. Carter of Exeter, Evelyn Lane and husband Walker of Mossyrock, Wash., Linda Boone and husband Thomas of Lindsay, and Donna Marie Wallace of Turlock; sister, Susan Glover of Antlers, Okla.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were under the direction of Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel of Exeter.

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