Carl Thomas Vetter, 54, of Palm Bay died Friday (5/30) in the Palm Bay Community Hospital. A native of Patterson, New Jersey he came to the Palm Bay area over 20 years ago from Broward County. Carl had owned and operated the T & C Lawn Service and had worked for over 25 years at Tropical Haven Retirement Community (formerly Trailer Haven). Following his graduation from high school he received a full scholarship and attended General Motors School of Engineering. Carl was associated with the Cornerstone Church of God and an honorary member of the Florida Sheriff's Association.
Preceded in death by his grandmother: Hope Clayton and Uncle: Ralph Vetter of Vermont; Carl is survived by his wife: Diane; mother: Joyce of Palm Bay; father: Carl G. of Butler, NJ; sister: Laurie of Butler, NJ; aunts: Gail Clayton of Palm Bay, Jill Reid of Palm Bay, Doris Springer of Louisiana, Olive of Vermont; niece: Jonelle Williams of Palm Bay; cousins: Eddie of California, Billy of Vermont; great-niece: Mykelle Williams of Palm Bay; great-nephew: Jordan Williams of Palm Bay; and several other cousins throughout Florida as well as many special friends with fond memories of all who shared his life.
For friends who wish, in lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Make A Wish Foundation: WWW.WISH.ORG