Donald R. Carter
Winslow Alumni Class of 1948
March 22, 2012
Donald R. Carter 81, of Boonville, Indiana passed away Thursday March 22, 2012 at the Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh.
Don was born July 10, 1930 in Winslow to Marlin and Doris Hurt Carter. Don attended Arthur grade school for 6 years and Winslow grade school for 7th & 8th. He graduated from Winslow High School in 1948.
He was drafted in the U.S. Army in 1952 and reenlisted in the U.S. Army Paratroopers and was discharged in 1955. Don attended Vincennes University 1955 & 56 and then transferred to Evansville College. He graduated from Evansville University in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
He joined with Convair Astronautics in 1960 and worked on the Atlas Missile Program in Cheyenne Wyoming. In 1961 he joined North American Aviation and spent 27 years in Aerospace Programs. Some of the programs were Minuteman Missile, Space Shuttle, B-1 A & B Bomber, and the Space Station. Don retired in 1986 from Rockwell International Corp. started consulting in 1986 thru 1995 moved back to Indiana in 1997. He was a member of the El Bekel Shrine.
He was preceded in death by his parents Marlin (Mike) Carter in 1986, Doris Carter Williams in 2009, his brother Larry Carter in 2006. He is survived by his sister Rhea (Charles) Young of Evansville, Step sisters and brothers Melissa (Gil) Phillips of Oakland City, Melinda Reister , Jim (Marcene) Williams of Boonville, Raymond (Tammy) Williams of Oakland City, John (Sharon) Williams of Social Circle GA. Ed (Wanda) Williams of IL. Several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at the Curtis Funeral Home in Winslow, IN, Tuesday, March 27, 2012, from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Services will be at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday night, March 27, 2012