Samuel L. CarterJanuary 25, 1924 ~ May 22, 2017 (age 93)
Samuel Loran Carter, 93, of Oregon, Ohio passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio Toledo Center. He was born on January 25, 1924 in Holland, Ohio to John William Carter and Loa Edith Evans, who both preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were 5 of his children, Samuel Jr., Victoria, Diana, Deborah and Peggy and all 9 of his siblings. Sam joined the United States Coast Guards in November of 1942, serving throughout WWII earning an honorable discharge April of 1946. After being honorably discharged from the service he met and married Betty J. Miner in May of 1947. They raised 9 children together. Surviving are Sam’s wife of 70 years, Betty and 4 of their children, John (Linda) Carter, Evelyn (Pat) Oliger, Gloria (Mike) Ferree and Tina (Ed) Van Leuven, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren are left behind to grieve Sam’s passing.
Sam worked many jobs in his life, including farming, building homes and tree trimming. He then put in almost 30 years working for Libbey Owens Ford. He started out as a security guard and then transferred into 6 A Packing where he worked until he retired. He also worked several part time jobs in order to support and care for his family.
Sam was a long-time member of the Nazarene Church in Oregon (Later renamed Hope Community Church) where he also taught Sunday school in his younger years and worked as the custodian part time.
Sam loved many things, but what he loved the most was spending time with his wife and children. Sam loved to take his children to Toledo Beach Amusement Park, also helping with the cub scouts at the East Toledo Neighborhood house, camping, wood working and being a Christian D.J. for the nursing homes in East Toledo and Oregon. He has written many poems and even a song professing his love for our Lord Jesus Christ. He has passed out thousands of book markers with his poem on it, many of these are known to have traveled worldwide. He designed and printed them himself. He also passed out pictures of Christ to many of his neighbors. His love for our Lord is immeasurable. Now he is rejoicing, as he walks with Him, on streets of pure gold.
Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 3-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park.