Arnold “A.J.” Carter
December 08, 1927 ‒ October 26, 2017
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.
To share a fond memory of A.J. or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com