John P. ‘Bucko’ Carter, 70, Patoka

John Phillip “Bucko” Carter, 70, of Patoka, died on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at Springfield Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Day Funeral Home in Patoka, with the Rev. Clayton Coffey officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of services on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials: Patoka Ambulance Service.

Mr. Carter was born on May 27, 1939, in Pope Township, Fayette County, the son of Oran F. and Ruth Elizabeth Hughes Carter. He married Kathryn Corrie in April 1972.

He lived in Patoka and the Patoka area all of his life, working as a laborer for the Sandoval and Centralia labor locals and at the Hollywood Candy Factory in Centralia for many years. He was an avid softball pitcher and fan, and even an umpire in his younger days. He also enjoyed playing cards with friends, pool and shuffleboard. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends most of all.

He is survived by his wife, of Shattuc; daughters, DeAnna and her husband Jimmy Gramlick of Patoka, Kathy Ann and her husband Lee of Waverly, and Cheryl and her husband Craig David of Springfield; son, Jessie Mansher of Carlyle; brother, Morris Dean “Moose” Carter of Patoka; and grandchildren, Ashley Gramlick, Amber Gramlick, Phillip Gramlick, Dustin Davis, Devin Davis, Dakota Davis and Sierra Davis.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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