Benjamin Robert (Bob) Carter



Benjamin Robert Carter, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather died peacefully January 20, 2008 at age 78. He will be greatly missed.



Mr. Carter was born December 7, 1929 to Frank Leroy Carter and Mary (Novak) Carter in San Diego, Calif. Bob and his family moved to the Rogue Valley, when he was 14 years old, and he attended Central Point schools. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy after high school. He married his wife, Jan

Freeman, August 1952 in Central Point.



Bob's naval career spanned nearly 20 years and he served on numerous aircraft carriers, including the USS Coral Sea and the USS Yorktown. Bob's naval career took him all over the world, including the Antarctic, serving on board the ice-breaker, the USS Burton Island. Bob was the recipient of

numerous service awards and specialty awards including the Bronze Star, throughout his naval career. He retired from the US Navy in 1966 and went to work for Dumas' Laundry,

retiring from there in the mid '70s.



Bob was a cheerful, outgoing man, well liked by many. His past enjoyments included dancing, listening to big bands like Tommy Dorsey and Glen Miller, and helping out his son-in-law in the pits at the stock car races. Most of all, he took great pride in his family.



Bob is survived by his daughters, Lynda (Richard) Hunsley, Coleen (Jim) Bradley, Sherrie (Steve) Gasper; son, Tim (Sandy) Carter; sisters, Bonnie (Vernon) St. George and Lois (Don) Holland; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews.



Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Jan; his parents, Frank and Mary; his step-father, Joseph Edwards; and one sister, Bette (Glen) Shrier.



Services will be held on January 28, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Eagle Point National Cemetary.