Mr. Chester Lee Carter, was born March 5, 1936 in Gilmer Texas, the oldest of six children to Grover and Myrtle (Baucum) Carter. In September 1948 he and his parents moved to Rockwell Texas where he attended Rockwell high school. They later moved to Greenville Texas, where he graduated from Saint Paul High School. A year later Chester moved to Kansas City, Missouri where he met and married his cherished companion Irene B. Hueigh. In Kansas City, Chester worked at Price Candy Company in in the old downtown Jones Store building until he was inducted into the United States Army.
He received basic and advanced training at Fort Chaffee Arkansas in heavy weapons Artillery. Upon the completion of his training, Chester was stationed in Amberg, Germany to a lite artillery squad, 2nd Armored Calvary Regiment 3rd Recon Squadron Troop K and was honorably discharged in 1961. After serving his country, Chester returned to his family in Kansas City and began work for the Street and Traffic Division of the Kansas City Public Works department for a period of thirty years. For seven of those years, Chester also worked evenings, part time for Hallmark cards. On September 30th 1993, he retired.
He was a man who loved working with his hands and helping others, he could fix or build anything. He often assisted his children and friends with their projects, as well as, anyone else who needed a hand. He enjoyed watching Royals baseball and Kansas City Chiefs football. His hobbies were carpentry, electrical repairs, lawn care and upholstery. One of his favorite past time in retirement was restoring his old 1981 F150 Ford Truck.
Chester leaves behind to cherish his memory, wife of 63 years, Irene Carter, children, Elaine Carter-Kube, Jannett Carter, Alveria Ward, Beverly Brewington, Phyllis Saxton, Dewitt Hueigh. 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 21 great-great grandchildren. A brother, Author L. Carter, San Diego California, a sister, Carrie Waters, Gilmore Texas and a host of other relatives and friends. Chester was a good man, who lived a rich and full life. A life full of hard work, faith, family and fond memories. He will be greatly missed.
Services will be held Saturday, September 19, 2020, 11 am at Watkins Heritage Chapel, visitation 10 am. Interment with Military Honors in Forest Hill Cemetery.
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