Jerry was born to Aubrey Franklin Carter, Sr. & Agnes (Corey) Carter on March 21, 1931 in Jackson, Mississippi. Jerry went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Adventist Medical Center in Hanford, California. Jerry has been a longtime resident of Hanford, California .
Jerry proudly served in the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant from 1948 -1954. Jerry had worked for the California Highway Patrol for 8 years. After his career with the California Highway Patrol, Jerry went off to have his true career in the insurance industry. Jerry worked for Farmers Insurance as a District Manager in Sonoma County, California where he retired after 16 years. He moved back to Mississippi to run and operate his "Big J" Ranch. Those who knew Jerry "retirement" did not suit him so he moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he was District Manager once again for Farmers Insurance this time for 10 years. Along the way Jerry became the owner of TCBY Franchise for 4 years. Mostly his career was with Bacome Insurance Agency as the Employee Benefits Manager for 20 years. For the last 3 years, Jerry worked for Central Valley Life & Health Benefits, Inc. as their Employee Benefits Manager while owning Quilter's Quarters in Hanford, California.
Jerry was always involved in something… He was a member of Kings Country Club, served as Past and Present member of the Grand Jury, and he also enjoyed his Prison Ministry with the LDS Church. He had accomplished several achievements; U.S. Army Boxing Champion of Europe, California Highway Patrol Academy, President of Class, Multitude of Sales Achievements as a District Manager with Farmers Insurance Agency of Sonoma County, CA and Phoenix, AZ.
Jerry loved his family and spending all the time he could with them. He was always bringing out the best in everyone who he knew and met!
Jerry is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years; Linda G. Carter of Hanford, California and his dear aunt; Selma McNally of Aliso Viejo, California. Jerry will always be cherished by his loving children; Audrey Carter Bomarito and Tim Carter and wife, Laura. He will be deeply missed by his beautiful grandchildren; Caren Muhilly, Bryon Carter, Jared Carter and Brianna Carter. Jerry also leaves behind his two wonderful great-grandsons; Michael Mouliot and Philip Muhilly.
A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at People's Funeral Chapel; 501 N. Douty Street, Hanford, CA 93230 559-584-5591 with a Funeral Service on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; 2400 N. 11th Avenue, Hanford, CA 93230 with Burial following at Hanford Cemetery; 10500 10th Avenue, Hanford, CA 93230 559-584-3937.
Contributions in Jerry's memory may be made to Soroptimist International of Hanford for their Back to School Child spree. (PO Box 192 Hanford, CA 93232)