Carter Michael Sheckles, age 4, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Sunday February 24, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Carter was cared for lovingly by his parents and family, and was born on December 29, 2008, in Angola, Indiana, the son of Scott Randall and Christina "Mandy" (Hakey) Sheckles. They survive in Fremont, Indiana.
Carter endured so much at such a young age but, he never let that keep him from smiling. He had a smile that could light any room on its darkest day. He loved music, lights and bath time. He enjoyed watching Sponge Bob and hearing the sound of laughter. Carter has had such a strong impact on the people that know and love him.
"He's our Super Hero and taught so many what life is really about."
Surviving are his parents of Fremont; a sister, Rachel Sheckles of Fremont; a brother, Sean Sheckles of Fremont; grandparents, Harold and Norma Sheckles of Fremont, Ind., Mike and Stacy Hakey of Fremont, Ind., and Regina and Calvin Shears of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and a stepgrandfather, Eugene Gates of Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was preceded in death by a great-grandmother, Lorene Sheckles; two great-grandfathers, Wiley Brown and
Kirk Trowbridge; and a great-great-grandmother, Kathryn "Nanny Kathy" Calhoun.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Ind.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Ind. The Rev. Jon Bruney will officiate. Burial will be in Fremont Cemetery at Fremont, Indiana. Pallbearers will be his brother, Sean Sheckles, and his grandfathers, Mike Hakey, Calvin Shears, Eugene Gates, Harold Sheckles.
Memorials are in care of the family.
Condolences may be left for the family on Carter's website page.