Loren Carter

Apr 25th, 1930 - Sep 10th, 2017


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Tue, Sep. 12th, 2017 5pm-8pm


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Wed, Sep. 13th, 2017 10am


Kingdom Cemetery

Wed, Sep. 13th, 2017 1pm

Loren Carter

Paducah-Loren D. Carter, 87, formerly of Marion, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the Superior Care Home in Paducah surrounded by his family.

Loren was born in White County on April 25, 1930 to Harold and Ruby (Wright) Carter. He married Eliza Pyle and they shared 50 years of marriage.  She preceded him in death on May 22, 1998.  Loren then married Betty Jo Gilchrist.  She preceded him in death in December 2016.

Loren was of Baptist faith. He retired from GTE after 43 years in Executive Management.  Loren was a loving father and grandfather and will be missed by all.

Survivors include:


Karen Carter of Paducah

Bruce and Mona Carter of Marion

Brian and Sharon Carter of Paducah


Keri and Jason Bucklow

Damon and Angie Carter

Tamara Kroeger

Emily Kaelin Carter

Eliza-Kate Carter

Benjamin Carter

Great grandchildren:






Brothers-Sharrel Carter and Lynn and Jan Carter

Sister-Joyce and Larry Bailey

He was preceded in death by his parents; wives; granddaughter, Molly Eliza; great grandson, Randall and brother, Don Carter

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 10am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Scott Johnson officiating. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday at 1pm at Kingdom Cemetery in Carmi.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to Starfish Orphan Ministry or the North American Mission Board in c/o Disaster Relief. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Blue Funeral Home; PO Box 411; Marion, IL 62959.  For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com

10 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: m.

    From: , Ohio

    Date: September 11, 2017

    Please be encouraged:

    Truly I tell you today, you will be with me in paradise

    Luke 23:43

  • Guest: Jim Manis and Mary Manis

    From: Cambria, Illinois

    Date: September 12, 2017

    I had the extreme honor of working both with and for Loren. He was the epitome of a class individual who through his life exhibited his Christian faith. His death is a loss to us all and to the world.

  • Guest: Kenny & Kay Driver

    From: Paducah, Kentucky

    Date: September 12, 2017

    I got to know Mr. Carter at the Superior Nursing Home. He was a very special person and will really be missed.

  • Guest: Tom & Martha Stinson

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 12, 2017

    Loren was a great and helpful neighbor. After getting to know him better, we knew him to be a devoted husband,loving father and grandfather. Also, a man who lived his Christian faith every day. We especially enjoyed his wit and sense of humor.

  • Guest: Doug and Carol Giese

    From: Fisherville, Kentucky

    Date: September 12, 2017

    Always respected Loren as a patriarch to his family. He worked hard and provided well. He loved generously. Our deepest sympathy to all the family though now, he is with the Lord he served.

  • Guest: Paul R. Boyt

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 12, 2017


    So sorry for your loss. I have prior commitments for tomorrow. Your dad was a good Christian man who influenced many. He was a gentleman in all sense of the word.
    I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Paul Boyt

  • Guest: Janice Dellinger

    From: Clinton, Illinois

    Date: September 13, 2017

    I knew Mr. Carter from work. He was always professional and a true gentlemen. So sorry for your loss.

  • Guest: Lynn Carter

    From: Palm Coast , Florida

    Date: September 13, 2017

    Goodbye big brother. You were our role model. Will miss you dearly. Watch over us until we meet again.

  • Guest: Joni Carter

    From: Bethalto , Illinois

    Date: September 14, 2017

    Uncle Loren was a genuinely nice person and will be missed by the many lives he touched. Him & Aunt Liza were down to earth and both had a great sense of humor. They have a great family legacy. Karen-Sue is off her rocker, Bruce…wow where do I begin?, Brian how did you end up so quite in this family? Dear Cousins- life has flew by and it’s hard to believe our parents are gone. Now we somehow are the old ones when did this happen? Love & Prayers to all of you! Joni aka Sam

  • Guest: Stacy Cooper Lintzenich

    From: , Illinois

    Date: September 14, 2017

    Carters, so sorry to hear about your dear Father. He was a sweet man. He and Dad had many great golf outings together! May the treasured memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. Stacy and June Cooper