HICKORY – Gerald Stephen "Steve" Carter, 66, passed away February 10th, 2013 unexpectedly at Frye Regional Medical Center.
Steve was born September 17, 1946 in Catawba County to the late Richard Lee Carter and Gladys Sigmon Carter.
Steve retired from Rodan Inc. and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran in Vietnam where he served three tours of duty. He was a
member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife Rebecca "Becky" Lail Carter of the home, a daughter Amanda Carter Edwards and husband Ryan of Hickory, a son Andrew Stephen Carter and wife Cheslie of Mooresville, granddaughter Kaylin Carter and grandsons Luke and Austin Carter of Mooresville, grandsons Grant and Carter Edwards of Hickory, brother's, Marshall Lee Carter and his wife Ruby of Alexander County, Russell D. Carter and wife Kay of Maiden, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday February 12th at 4:00 PM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Reverend Dr. William B. Trexler officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church following the memorial service in the church fellowship hall.
Internment services will be at 3:00 PM Tuesday at Catawba Memorial Park and Military Graveside Honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 16.
Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Music Fund, PO Box 9580, Hickory, NC 28603.
Condolences may be made online at www.hickoryfh.com.
Hickory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.