Lewis Paul Carter, Jr.

August 13, 1927 ‒ March 06, 2019

Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Formerly of Pickerington, Ohio

Lewis Paul Carter, Jr., age 91, born in Providence, R.I., formerly of Reynoldsburg and Pickerington, OH, died peacefully in his sleep at the home of his daughter on March 6, 2019.

He was preceded in death by his father Lewis Paul Carter, Sr., mother Louise (Vanasse) Herriott, step-father Randall Herriott, son Lewis Neil Carter, and grandchildren Donna Kilpatrick, Kerrie Kraft Cahall, and Harley Carter.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Barbara J. (Cutler) Carter; his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Micky Carter; his daughter and son-in-law, Paula Carter-Jones and Watson Jones; 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren; brothers-in law and sisters-in-law include Elsie Cutler Ross, Donna Cutler McLane and James Mclane, Alice Cutler Graham, Curtis Cutler Jr. and Joy Rockwell; many nieces and nephews also survive.

Lewis Paul proudly served his country in active duty during WWII in the United States Navy and served with distinction in the testing of the atomic bomb projects off Bikini Island. He was a retired Reynoldsburg Police Sergeant and former member of the American Legion. He was also a 58 year member of the Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church and an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan.

He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Rest in peace, Sarge.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 2 – 4 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where services celebrating his life will follow at 4:00 pm with Pastor Robert Mathias officiating. Graveside services will then be held on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 11:00 am at Oak Grove Cemetery with the Delaware County Veterans Association and the United States Navy performing military honors.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve this veteran of the Greatest Generation.

To share a fond memory of Lewis Paul or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Daddy, you were the best father any girl could ask for. I will miss you every minute of every day until we meet again. Don’t worry about momma. Between Mike and me and our spouses, she will be well cared for. Give my love to my sorely missed daughter. I am jealous you are with Kerrie Ann before me. Much and forever love, Paula

  • I will miss my Skype conversations with Paul. He was a great man, and a faithful friend to many. My prayers are with Bobbi, Mike, Paula and their families.

  • Bobbie, Mike and Paula, We all will miss Paul very much. Don’t know exactly how or why, but he always made me feel “special”. Prayers, hugs, and much love to you during this difficult time.

  • Condolences to my sister Bobbie, Mike, Paula and all of your family. Paul was my brother in law but more like a brother to me. It seems that I have known him all of my life. Even in our grief and sorrow, its a blessing that Paul spread his wings and headed home. What a reunion that is taking place now. These last few months Paul and I talked about some of our favorite times, and both of us cherished them. We will miss you Sergent Carter , you wrote your own ticket to eternal life. Love you Buddie.

  • Gonna miss you for just a short while pops. Glad we got to hang out everyday for the last 6 months. Mom will be taken good care of until she joins you in heaven. See you on the other side.
    Much Love

  • Heaven has gained a great guy today! I remember well the first time I met you and Bobbi………both so loving and accepting. Every time I saw you you were always smiling! I’m glad I got to come see you last week and visit for a while. We will miss you so very much. My condolences to my sweet “sister” Bobbi. I’ve been there, and know how your heart must ache. And sweet hugs to Paula and Mike……..the best caregivers ever. I love you so much. We are grateful that God has given us the promise of everlasting life…..and because of that promise we know we will see you again.

    With much love to the entire family,


  • So sorry to hear that Paul has passed away. He was a dear friend and neighbor. We have missed you guys so much. Paul was a happy soul, and loved his family and friends. We will miss him so much. He is in a better place and no more pain. Bobbi and family, the good Lord will lead you through this difficult time. He never leaves us. We will be thinking and praying for you. God Bless. I love you Barney.

  • An era and legend has passed. So many memories of my mentor and friend that I can not begin to tell. He was one hell of a great person and heaven opened the gates wide for him. Bobbi, I feel for you and your family’s loss. Keep the memories close to your heart and remember that smile he always had on his face! We may cry but we will also laugh when we think of him and his friendship! So glad I was able to see him last month. Always in my memories, love you Sgt. Carter!! Ellie

  • I write for myself and Donna (the twin sister of Bobbi) as most know! I sincerely believe that Donna and I have been part of Paul’s and Bobbi’s life longer than anyone living today. We feel a great loss of this dear brother and friend very much. Our most sincere prayers go out to all the family, surely to Paula and Mike who have cared so greatly for them these past months, and especially to Bobbi who will no doubt have the deepest grief with the loss of her Soul Mate! 66 years ago, when Donna and I were first married we shared an apartment together for a short time at the invitation of Paul. Paul and Bobbi were the reason we spent 18 winters in South Texas and traveled together each year when we traveled there. They got us into a great new thing. Square dancing. We ate together almost every evening in Texas over those years. We helped Paul convert a chicken house into living quarters behind Bobbi’s mom’s house. Then there is the time Paul with some help stole my car out of my driveway as a prank as payback from one I had pulled on Paul’s friend earlier. The family times with them on holidays will always remain special. I am sure that Paul is in heaven and there is no pain or sickness or tears up there. I am sure that in a very short time Donna and I will follow him to that beautiful place with our wonderful Savior.

  • I sure will miss you Uncle Paul. I saw you every week for
    the past 12 years. Can’t hardly believe you are gone!
    You and Bobbi were so wonderful to give me work.
    That helped my family out so much! I will miss
    our lunches we always did together. Drove by your
    old house today and it made me so sad.

  • To Aunt Bobbie, Mike & Paula and family. Mary and I are so sorry you will not have Uncle Paul by your side any longer. The loss is so painful for you and beyond description I am sure. Mary and I will miss his smiling face and his love of living every day even when he new his time was short. He lived it right with a wonderful outlook. Nothing would stop him. We know he was a believer in Jesus Christ and where he is now. He was there my entire life and I will have wonderful memories forever. Mary and I will miss him greatly.

  • So sorry to hear of his passing, he will be missed by so many! Glad we got to have a nice visit last time we were in OH.

  • Dear Bobbi and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Love, JoAnn Gatti

  • Because of his age, I knew that one day I would be receiving a message about his passing but it doesn’t make it any easier “knowing”…!

    Sgt. Paul was a good man in every aspect of the word. I’ve known him for 50 years, starting with my joining the Reynoldsburg Police Department.
    Even though I left the Department after 8 years, we always kept in touch by email or phone.

    He mentored me in many ways and was so caring when I was going through my cancer treatment.

    This for me is like losing a “Father”

    My love and prayers to his family. I pray that the many great memories will help to soften the grief of his passing.

    I love you Sgt. Paul

  • Remembering all the fun and friendship we shared while square dancing with you both!
    Love and prayers,
    Carolyn and Elmer Riehle.

  • Bobbi and family,
    Paul was a good man, good cop and friend. A supervisor who let you know when you were right or wrong. He always left you laughing at the end of shift. May God hold you in the palm of his hand . Rest in peace Sgt. Lewie Paul. We will miss you at the retirement lunch each month.

    Dan Phillips

  • Dear Aunt Bobbi, Mike, and Paula,

    I was so sad to hear the news of Uncle Paul’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Bobbi and Uncle Paul and our cousins. What fun we Cutler cousins had with each other!! I remember spending the night many times with Paula in Reynoldsburg as a young girl and always feeling so welcome and loved. Over the years, Aunt Bobbi and Uncle Paul provided such positive role models for all of us–especially in their commitment and love for each other. And they made it look so easy and fun! I know that all of you will miss Uncle Paul’s sweet smile each day, but know that he is in a wonderful place –Don and Bernadine are rejoicing with him now– AND that he lives within you!!

    Love and support to all of you,

    Lynn Cutler Wypasek

  • Paul was probably the best sergeant Reynoldsburg P. D. had during his tenure. I remember working for him-particularly on 3rd shift. God help the officer that did not get out of his car and shake doors…Bobbi, Mike, Paula-Please accept my deepest condolences-Paul will be greatly missed!


  • Bobbi and Family,
    Paul was one of my first supervisors on the PD. He always let you know what he expected and made sure you knew when you messed up. I learned a lot from him. Rest In Peace Sgt. Carter. You earned your place in Heaven.

  • Mike & Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Please know that I am thinking of you with sorrow.

    Mary Turner Stoots

  • Bobbi and Family:
    It was a honor to serve with Sgt. Paul on the RPD. A wonderful supervisor, mentor, and friend. He made a positive difference in everything that he did and always with a smile. His memories will always be our treasures. Thank you Sgt. Paul for your service. Condolences to the Family and our thoughts and prayers.

  • First my deepest heartfelt sorrow and condolences to the Carter family.

    Now what are you able to say about a man you have known and admired for forty five years? I could probably go on forever with memories, but I will not. Just let me say Paul was one of the best people I ever had the privilege, and it was a privilege, to have known. Friend, mentor, and butt chewer when needed. Paul will be greatly missed by everyone, but he will forever be in our hearts and minds.
    So after forty five years I reluctantly say good bye to Sargent Lewis Paul Carter.