August 6, 1941 — August 4, 2021
David Carter, 79, of Taylorville, passed away at 7:06 p.m. on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
David was born August 6, 1941 in Kincaid, the son of Henry George and Charlie Jewel
(Griffin) Carter. He attended South Fork schools, and went on to proudly serve our country in
the United States Army. David served in the 2nd Cavalry and MACSOG during the Vietnam
War. Upon his honorable discharge, he worked at Peabody #10 and Crowne #2 mines, before relocating to Texas and then Florida as a carpenter. David moved back to Taylorville and was a member of the Carpenters Local 270 until his retirement. In his later years, he spent his time as a handyman. David enjoyed helping people, and could fix anything for them. His passion was Invicta Watches, and he would spend many hours tinkering with them.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Brenda Rochelle Carter; infant brothers, Tracy Dean Carter and William J. Carter; and 4 half-sisters.
David is survived by his sons, Tracy Lee Chronister, David John Chronister, Jerry Chronister, and Rick Webb; several grandchildren; brother, George (wife, Judith) Carter of Kincaid; and his best friend, Frank D. Brown of Loami.
David made the gift of donating his body for scientific research.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Legion Post #73, 110 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, Ill. 62568.
The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville with arrangements.
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