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Alvin Carter

Wood River |

Alvin Eugene Carter, 91, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022, at River Crossings Care Center of Alton.

Born October 18, 1930 in Anderson, IN, he was the son of Jessie and Hazel (Boyer) Carter.

A U.S. Air Force veteran, he had been employed as a general foreman for McDonnell-Douglas in St. Louis for 38 years before retiring.

Alvin was a member and Past Commander of East Alton American Legion Post 794.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his wife and was a member of Community Christian Church in Alton.

On January 30, 1954, in Fairfield, IL, he married Barbara Chalcraft.  She died on November 10, 2018.

Surviving are a son, Jessie Carter of Godfrey; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild, Avery; and a brother, Forrest Carter of East Alton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Randy Carter; brothers, Robert Carter, Paul "Leon" Carter; and sisters, Mary Osterman and Dorris Osterman.

Visitation will be from 9 am until the time of service at 10:30 am, Friday, May 13 at Marks Mortuary in Wood River.

Burial will follow in Woodland Hill Cemetery with military honors presented by Alton VFW Post 1308.

Memorials may be made to Community Christian Church.


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