Ray A. Carter, 84 of Brazil, died at 6:54 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
Born April 12, 1920, in Vigo County, Ind., he was the son of E.F. Carter and Bertha Archer Carter.
He graduated from Fontanet High School. Following high school Ray entered military service with the U.S. Army in February of 1942. During World War II he served with the 3rd Armored Division in Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland campaigns. He was honorably discharged from military service in September of 1945.
He married Ruth Sampson on Aug. 22, 1948, at First Christian Church of Brazil. Ray and his wife worked their farm in Clay County. He was also a bus driver for the school corporation for 15 years and he served as Dick Johnson Twp. Trustee from 1954 to 1962.
Ray was a charter member of the Dick Johnson Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. Ray was a member of the Fairview Christian Church, the Clay County Farm Bureau, Chairman for the ASCS Soil Conservation committee, and the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant twin brothers, Floyd and Lloyd Carter.
He is survived by his wife Ruth Carter; one daughter, Jean Ann Carter; one brother, Roy Carter; one sister, Betty Stoms and husband Russell all of Brazil; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home and before funeral services Friday. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday with Pastors Steve Ford and Doug Parkey officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Terre Haute.
Memorial donations may be made to the Dick Johnson Twp. Fire Dept. or Fairview Christian Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.moore-funeral-homes.com for more information or to send condolences to the family.