Arnold “A.J.” Carter

December 08, 1927 ‒ October 26, 2017

Ostrander, Ohio

Arnold “A.J.” Carter, 89, of Ostrander passed away late Thursday afternoon, October 26, 2017 at Grady Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born December 8, 1927 in Catlettsburg, Kentucky to the late Landon and Nettie (Tilley) Carter and proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.

A.J. had been a Delaware County resident since 1936 and worked 34 years for the Ohio Operating Engineers. He was a member of the Army Navy Club and the AmVets Post #104. He was a lifetime member of the Senior Citizens and had recently received his 60 year pin as a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18.

He enjoyed going to casinos, listening to music and socializing with groups that he met on the internet. He also enjoyed attending and camping at the Little Brown Jug with his wife Jean.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Linda (Greg) Sexton of Delaware, Vy (Tony) Allen of Thornville, Mary Carter of Marion, and Connie Ward of Marion; 7 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Roy Siders and Bob (Ruth) Siders; sister-in-law Josephine Carter; longtime buddy, Raymond Jordan; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and in-laws also survive.

In addition to his parents, A.J. was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years Eleanor “Jean” Carter, brothers Leonard, Grover, Hoover, and his twin brother Arlie, twin sisters Nettie and Nellie, grandson Shane Brooks and sister-in-law Alice Dunn.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 2 – 5 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William St.), Delaware where funeral services will be held on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow in Thompson Chapel Cemetery with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

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  • Sure will miss you A.J. you always like to bet the ponies at the Little Brown Jug and to your family I am so sorry my thoughts and prayers are out to each one of you may God wrap his area around each one of you during this difficult time Amen

  • There are too many memories to even begin to pick out a single one. AJ has been my neighbor for over 40 years and known longer. He had a very unique sense of humor and always watched out for all of us. He was a character and a half but always had a heart of gold. He will be missed in so many ways…
    My thoughts and prayers are sent to his daughters & additional family. Rest on high AJ…you’ve earned it.

  • Growing up with you a my other dad was great. You left so many memories on my heart. You will be sadly missed. AJ rest in peace. Sending Prayers to all.

  • A.J. so many memories. You were my second dad, or summer dad when I stayed with Vy in the summer when young. R.I.P. My heart and prayers are with you girls. Love you all.

    Donna Bukovec (Haubiel)

  • was a great uncle. always there for everyone. god bless his family, and his kids. and rip uncle aj.

  • It’s a sad day Uncle A.J. All the memories of our families together as children growing up. Everyone laughing together about things I can’t remember now because now too I am getting older. Always so sweet and loving . I will miss you even though I got very short of visits. I love you. Take care of mom and the rest of the family in Heaven.

  • My Uncle AJ. I will forever remember you as a big bear of a man who worked hard and played hard. A man with a heart of gold. Thank you for being in my life. My thoughts and prayers go out to the girls and the rest of the family. He will be missed by many. He made a difference in many people’s lives.

  • Linda, Mary and Connie I am so sorry. I know this is such a hard time for you all, my prayers are with you all and the rest of the family.

  • RIP Aj
    You were a wonderful man. So many memories growing up. Just think of the reunion your having today. I pray god has prepared you a wonderful room in his house. I Love ya Aj
    My God Bless you girls
    Connie,Red an Linda LOVE YEAH Jr

  • With such a sadden heart from your passing ..
    AJ you will be deeply missed ~ RIP ~ GBNF 💔
    Lifting family and friends very much in my thoughts and prayers ..

  • Rest in Peace Dear AJ I have so many Loving cherished memories though out the years hard to pick out just one. I think of you often pops and you are in my heart forever. Hugs and Prayers to Linda, Vy , Mary and Connie in this time of sadness. You will be missed. Love you all.

  • You were a great father to me and treated me with respect. Connie, Red, Mary so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.

  • Uncle AJ, I will never forget your laugh and your smile.
    I remember your arranging with the man across the road to take us on a horse and sleigh ride through his fields. I will never forget coming over with you and Aunt Jene and playing with the baby raccoon that just had to have my shoes so it could crawl inside. You were such a wonderful loving man and will be missed by many.