Charles Alex Carter

Oct 10th, 1970 - May 17th, 2021


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, May. 21st, 2021 5pm-7pm

Charles Alex Carter

Charles Alex Carter, 50, passed away at home in the early morning hours on Monday, May 17, 2021.

Charles was born on October 10, 1970 in Herrin to Wanda Gail Carter and Roscoe L. Carter.  His father preceded him in death.

He is survived by his brothers, Michael Carter of Plainfield, IN and Adam Carter of West Frankfort; daughter, Madison Carter of Herrin and one granddaughter.

Charles worked in the construction trade for many years.  He loved motor sports and racing and worked various jobs with race teams, including racing instructor at Memphis Motor Speedway.

According to his wishes, he will be cremated.  A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion from 5pm-7pm.  A memorial service will be held out of state at a later date.

Charlie loved the Lord, his family and friends.  If he had one last thing to say to everyone it would be “I love you.”

11 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Alice Carter

    From: Goreville , Illinois

    Date: May 20, 2021

    Charlie was an amazing guy! He loved to pick that guitar and singing Blues Man. I will always treasure the memories we shared. May God be with you all during this trouble time.

  • Guest: Belynda D Burroughs (Dawnie Bray)

    From: West Plains, Missouri

    Date: May 20, 2021

    My condolences to the Carter family and all other family as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love and miss all my family.
    Lord help them to find peace and comfort.

  • Guest: Pete Hesser

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: May 20, 2021

    I came to know Charlie a few years ago and he has helped me with several construction projects on my farm. He had lots of skills and was a hard worker but best of all he was a good friend and called frequently just to say hello and wish me well. His loss so early in life is a tragedy for all who were privileged to have known him. My best wishes are with his family. May our Lord and Savior ease your grieving and grant you peace.

  • Guest: Tammy Woolard

    From: Evansville, Indiana

    Date: May 20, 2021

    May God be with his family and friends during this time. Take peace in knowing he is with God.

  • Guest: Vicki Mann

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: May 20, 2021

    In my mind I still picture Charlie as a teen. He was always so sweet and kind. I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.
    Vicki Mann

  • Guest: Carol Granberry

    From: Aurora, Illinois

    Date: May 21, 2021

    We are saddened to hear of this loss to Gail and the entire Carter family. We knew Charlie as a young sweet child from 8-12 years old when we lived in Marion. It breaks our heart that he is gone too soon but we cherish the Promise of Eternal Life and seeing Charlie again who wrote in his Bible of his determination to be there!! It will be a wonderful reunion with Ross and Charlie at the feet of Jesus!

  • Guest: Janet Klump

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: May 21, 2021

    You reached the finish line Charlie. Many fond memories of you working at Doc Murphy’s and sharing in your love of racing.

  • Guest: Connie Swafford

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: May 21, 2021

    Charlie was my neighbor for 8 years. Always helping me with task around the house. I can’t believe he is gone and will miss him terribly. He was such a great friend he always told me I was beautiful and that he loved me. Always had a hug for my dog Bella who would run over anytime Charlie was outside. Miss you buddy and I will never forget you.

  • Guest: Charles Dodson

    From: Alton, Illinois

    Date: May 23, 2021

    Charlie was a sweet young man who will be greatly missed by family and friends.

  • Guest: Jesse Ude

    From: Pinckneyville, Illinois

    Date: May 26, 2021

    Charlie will be missed by many. I know misty is waiting for you at the finish line I’ll miss you man and I’ll check in on Maddie for ya

  • Guest: Elizabeth M Brown

    From: Carbondale, Illinois

    Date: June 8, 2021

    Rest Heaven Charlie! I sure miss seeing you