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Jack D. Carter Sr.

Jack D. Carter Sr.


Jack D. Carter, Sr, 67, of Sparta, IL; born on March 8, 1951 in DuQuion, IL; passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Mr. Carter was a coal miner for 38 years. Jack loved the outdoors, especially hunting. He was also a talented woodcarver.

He was preceded in death by his mother – Lillian, nee Hawkins, Conaway. One sister-in-law – Barb Smith.

He is survived by his wife – Mary Sue, nee Hutson, Carter whom he married on October 3, 1970 in DuQuion, IL. His children – Tina (Gregory) Poole of Ellis Grove, IL; Amy D. Carter of Sparta, IL; Jack D. (Angela) Carter, Jr. of Baldwin, IL. His grandchildren – Ethan (Danielle) Poole; Mallory Poole; Sawyer (Heather) Poole; Austin D. (Olivia) Carter; Anthony Carter; Andrew Carter. His great-grandchildren – Amelia Poole; Lillian Poole; Carter Poole; Violet Carter. Three brothers – Don Carter of Marion, IL; Thomas (Carol) Carter of Ava, IL; Allen (Lyn) Carter of DuQuion, IL. Four sisters – Karen Carter of DuQuion, IL; Pat (Odell) Lively of DuQuion, IL; Joyce (Mac) Johnson of Murray, KY; Terri Carter of DuQuion, IL. One brother-in-law – John (Donna) Hutson of West Frankfort, IL. Three sisters-in-law – Judy Wright of Ina, IL; Lois (Elmo) Kelly of West Frankfort, IL; Carol (Curtis) Wright of Christopher, IL.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 1:00pm.

Interment: Burial will be held at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL.

Heil – Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Sunny Melton says:

    It broke our hearts to hear of Jacks passing.
    He was a great friend for 40 years,and will be greatly missed.
    You and the kids are in our prayers.
    May God Bless and be with you all. Love Jim and Sunny and Jason

  2. Bill Schlimme says:

    Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Jack at Marissa. He was very knowledgeable and always done a very good job whatever we were doing. My deepest condolences.

  3. Mike Lemanski says:

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Jack. I worked with him at River King and Marissa Mine. Jack was a hard worker,a good man and a friend. My condolences to the family.

  4. Judy Rheinecker says:

    So sorry for your loss.
    May God bless and comfort you all.

  5. Chrissy Mason says:

    So very sorry for your loss. I love you all so VERY much.

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