Dec 7 2008

Billie Gene Carter

Snow lineage married Mxxxxxx Fxxx Sxxx

Born 7 February 1924; Henry County, Missouri source – Social Security Death Index

Parents Ernest Carter and Isa Pearl Cowan Carter source – Cemetery Record


Occupation meat cutter at Kimball’s Locker and Peckenpaugh’s Grocery; post office where he retired after 26 years; T Sgt US Army World War II source – US Veterans Gravesites Index at

Marriage age 19; 5 February 1944; Columbus, Cherokee, Kansas to Mxxxxxx Fxxx Sxxx source – biography of wife and cemetery record

Died age 74; 22 February 1998; Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, USA source – biography of wife, Social Security Death Index, Cemetery Records

Burial 27 February 1998; Clinton Memory Gardens; (160 NE 31) 1800 N Vansant Clinton, MO 64735

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO – Billie G. Carter, 74, Clinton, died Sunday, February 22, 1998, at Valley Lutheran Hospital in Mesa, Arizona. Funeral services were held February 27 at the First Christian Church, Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery. Billie Carter was a good ol’ boy by small town standards. A man who was always willing to do more and give more than he ever received. Billie could be described as a teacher, a leader and a person who loved to work with his hands. He particularly took pride in building cabinets and other wood projects and in working at the church, whether it was cooking and serving dinners or maintenance. He was involved in a number of community activities which included leader in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, elder of the First Christian Church, board member and chairman of many departments at the church, driving force during the building of the church, ex-POW group, member of VFW, cook and organizer of community dinners and active member of the Fair Board. He was also a man with a great passion for the outdoors. He spent many happy hours hunting and fishing until his health failed. When visitors came, he especially enjoyed showing them God’s work, whether in Missouri or Arizona where they spent the last 12 winters. Billie was born February 7, 1924, to Earnest and Isa Cowan Carter in rural Henry County. He was the third of six children, Leonard (deceased), Thelma (who died in infancy), while Glenn, C.B. and Dorothy continue to be devoted members of the family. Billie joined the Armed Forces in February 1943 during WWII. He was united in marriage to Mxxxxxx Sxxx in Columbus, Kansas, on February 5, 1944. Billie soon reported for overseas duty in Germany, returned home after spending nearly six months in a German POW camp and was discharged in November 1945. After returning home, Billie was a meat cutter at Kimball’s Locker and Peckenpaugh’s Grocery. He later worked at the post office where he retired after 26 years. Family was important to Billie. He visited his mother Isa daily as long as his health permitted. During his visits he would do errands and upkeep as well as share a cup of coffee. He welcomed Mxxxxxx’s mother, Mattie (Martha) into their home following her husband, Fayette‘s sudden death in 1946. Mattie continued to live with Billie, Mxxxxxx and the family until her death in 1973. Billie was always patient, appreciative, understanding and above all, loving to Mattie. Those same attributes were shared with his entire family, but most evident in his devotion to Mxxxxxx. Billie and Mxxxxxx lived most of their 54 years of married life in Clinton as devoted parents and members of the First Christian Church and community. Two of their four children, Mxxxxxx and husband Pxxx Nxxx, Kxxxx and husband Jxx Mxxxxxxxxx, live near Montrose, while Rxx and wife Bxxxxx reside in Lee’s Summit, and Sxxxxx and wife Bxxxxxx live in Springfield. Billie and Mxxxxxx have also been loving grandparents to 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his mother Isa Bryant, Clinton; sister Dxxxxxx and husband Wxxxxxx Sxxxx, Windsor; brothers Gxxxx and wife Jxxxxxxx, Independence, C. x. and wife Nxxxx, Clinton; sister-in-law Bxxxxx Cxxxxx, Clinton, and Aunt Axxx and Uncle Wayne Corder of Minnesota, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Earnest; infant sister Thelma; brother Leonard, and stepfather Roy Bryant. Funeral services were Friday, February 27, at the First Christian Church, Clinton. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery.



Census Records

1930 United States Federal Census; Missouri; Henry; Clinton; District 10; Sheet 5B; line 53; Billy Gene Carter

Billie Gene Carter 1930
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updated 11 December 2008