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Rodney Donald Carter

June 22, 1949 - May 5, 2014
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Retired USMC, CWO3 Rodney Donald "Rod" Carter, 64, of San Angelo reported for his final call of duty on Monday, May 5, 2014 in San Angelo, Texas. The family will receive friends for visitation from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Friday, May 9, 2014 at Johnson's Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Glen Meadows Baptist Church with Rev. Mack Roller officiating. Rod was born June 22, 1949 in Comfrey, MN to Donald and Arlene (Amsden) Carter. He grew up in Comfrey, MN and after graduating from high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps. Rod served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps...
Retired USMC, CWO3 Rodney Donald "Rod" Carter, 64, of San Angelo reported for his final call of duty on Monday, May 5, 2014 in San Angelo, Texas. The family will receive friends for visitation from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Friday, May 9, 2014 at Johnson's Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Glen Meadows Baptist Church with Rev. Mack Roller officiating. Rod was born June 22, 1949 in Comfrey, MN to Donald and Arlene (Amsden) Carter. He grew up in Comfrey, MN and after graduating from high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps. Rod served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps for 22 years achieving the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3 before retirement. He travelled to over 50 countries and served 2 tours during Vietnam. After retirement from the USMC, he worked a defense contractor. He married Patty Duratny on May 20, 1989 and they shared 24 wonderful years together. Rod was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who devoted his life to his country and family. He was very proud of his service as a Marine and loved to tell stories relating everything to the Marine Corps. Rod loved entertaining friends, cooking barbeque, and playing pool. His favorite hobbies were riding his Harley Davidson motorcycles, especially "Sweet Cheeks" his favorite bike, cutting and selling firewood, building Barbeque Grills and generally making things in his shop for people. He loved staying busy, so he would take on and master projects of any kind. Rod was an amazing man and we will carry him in our hearts forever! He was preceded in death by his Father Donald Carter, his son, Ty Carter and his brother-in-law, Paul Duratny. Rod is survived by his loving family, Wife, Patty Carter, of San Angelo; his children, Zac Carter and Emily Carter, both of San Angelo; his Grandson, Bentley Rian Charlot, of CA; his Mother, Arlene Carter, of Comfrey MN; his Sister, Diane Olson and her husband Marley, of Comfrey, Mn; and an Uncle and several Aunts, nieces, nephews and numerous friends who Rod considered family. Pallbearers for the service will be Scott Olson, Danny Duke, Conrad Lopez, Ray Meachum, King Drake, Chad Walden, Jeff Temples and Bruce Maddox. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Gentiva Hospice in San Angelo or the Wounded Warrior Project. The family would like to extend their sincerest thanks and appreciation to Dustin Merriman of Gentiva Hospice for his wonderful care, and all of their friends for all the love and support given to Rod during his illness.
"Semper Fi"
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"Stationed with Rod in Edzell, Scotland around 85-86. He was a great guy and the most impressive Marine I ever met in my Naval career. I am deeply saddened..." Mike Luepkes (Highland, MD)

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