Richard Neil Carter, 90, of Carrollton, Illinois, died Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at the home of his daughter in Springfield, Illinois.
He was born on February 13, 1929, in Carrollton, Illinois, the son of the late John Foster and Bessie Vesti (Little) Carter.
He was a 1947 graduate of Carrollton High School.
He was married on February 26, 1948, in Kane, Illinois, to Emma Lou Williams who preceded him in death on July 14, 2007.
A lifelong farmer, Neil was manager of Bluffdale Farms in Eldred, Illinois, from 1968-1988.
A member of the Carrollton United Methodist Church, he served for twenty-five years on the Carrollton School Board and as president for several years, and was a charter member and president of the Carrollton FFA chapter.
He liked polka music, John Wayne movies, and loved to go fishing.
Survivors include five children, Lynn Carter, Springfield, Illinois; Cathy (Melvin) Musgrave, Griggsville, Illinois; Christy (Kent) Trimble, Jefferson City, Missouri; Dr. Jeff Carter, Houston, Texas; and Julia (Anthony) Pezold, Ashland, Illinois; nine grandchildren, Andy (Beth) Musgrave, Tyler (Sarah) Musgrave, Lindsay (Wes) Dunham, Genta Trimble, Kyle (Morgan Fechtel) Trimble, Brenton Carter, Reagon Carter, Emma Grace Pezold, and Ryder Pezold; and ten great-grandchildren, Braden Musgrave, Adam Musgrave, Ben Musgrave, Eli Musgrave, Sam Musgrave, Ian Musgrave, Leo Dunham, Ella Dunham, Molly Dunham, and Knox Fechtel-Trimble.
He was preceded in death by an infant son; and two brothers, John (Jeanette "Sis") Carter, and Paul (Mary) Carter.
Funeral services were held 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2019, at the Carrollton United Methodist Church.
Visitation was 4-7 p.m. Friday, August 30, 2019, at the Carrollton United Methodist Church.
Burial was in the Carrollton City Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Carrollton High School FFA Chapter in care of Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, 3210 North Ten Mile Drive, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109.
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