Robert Gene Carter

Born: Fri., Apr. 3, 1942
Died: Thu., Jul. 15, 2021


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 21, 2021
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Wed., Jul. 21, 2021
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Robert Gene Carter, age 79, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at his son’s home in Bowling Green, MO surrounded by family. He was born on April 3, 1942 in Detroit, IL to George Lee and Stella Howell Carter. Bob married Carol Springer at Green Pond Church on April 18, 1964 and she preceded him in death on December 10, 2008. He later married Virginia Halpin in Pittsfield on April 30, 2017 and she survives.

Bob graduated from East Pike High School and went on to join the United States Army in 1960 and was honorably discharged in 1963.  He graduated from John Wood Community College with an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences then went onto attend Columbia State University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Master’s Degree in Business Administration -Management/Marketing.  He spent many years working with the public and as a child counselor.  He was a supervisor at Chaddock Wesley Cottage and later worked as an Investigator for the State of IL Department of Children and Family Services, from where he retired.  Bob attended New Hartford Christian Church and was of Christian faith.  He loved entertaining with his brother, Hershel and enjoyed traveling and wintering in Texas.  He was a caring, social, and generous man with a great sense of humor and he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Bob is survived by his wife, Virginia Halpin; son, Kirk (Heather) Carter of Bowling Green, MO; daughter, Stacy (Mark) Reynolds of Pooler, GA; four grandchildren, Austin (Julie) Carter of Norfolk, VA, Bailey Carter of Tioga, TX, Wilson Webel of Pooler, GA and Dusty Webel of Pooler, GA; two great grandchildren, Kirklynn Carter and Colton Carter; brother, Herschel (Jenny) Carter; sister, Helen Johnson; and several nieces and nephews survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Stella Carter; loving wife, Carol Carter; three brothers, George Lee Carter, Harold Carter, and Billy Mike Carter; son in law, Rod Webel; and one special sister in law, Linda Springer.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Interment will follow at Pittsfield West Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday prior to the service from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Hospice Promise Foundation, Roderick Lee Webel Scholarship, or Muscular Dystrophy Association.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Robert's memory to the following organizations:

Hospice Promise Fundation

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Roderick Lee Webel Scholarship

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Mike and Trish Bradshaw
   Posted Fri July 16, 2021
Trish and I are sorry to hear this. Bob was a great guy with a wonderful sense of humor. Our condolences to the family.

shelly kirby
   Posted Fri July 16, 2021

TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Community Loving Care Hospice.

Kirk and Heather, Sending you our love and prayers. Love your hospice family

Lois Carter
   Posted Fri July 16, 2021
Sympathy to all the family. Bob was a great brother-in-law to me, he will be missed greatly even though we seldom got together since we moved to Oklahoma. I ask God to bless and comfort Kirk and Stacy and their families. Love to you all.

LOIS N Carter
   Posted Fri July 16, 2021

TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Carter Family of Oklahoma.

Rex Carter
   Posted Fri July 16, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Bob will be greatly missed. Know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Kindle
   Posted Fri July 16, 2021
Virginia and family , I am so sorry for your loss . Bob was a kind an gentle man that always had a smile . My heart goes out to each an everyone of you.

Roger and Tina Hall
   Posted Mon July 19, 2021
Sending our sincere condolences. Thinking and praying for you all.

Lori Bradshaw
   Posted Mon July 19, 2021
I won't be there Wed to say goodbye but know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Glad Bob got to be part of our lives for the time he was at the Estates. I so looked forward to seeing him every day. Hugs to everyone.

Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Mon July 19, 2021
Stacy, Kirk, the Springers, and Virginia,
My condolences to all your families.
Bob was friendly, cheerful and pleasant in the few ways I knew him.
God Bless you all as he is missed.
Sincere Sympathy, Bonnie

Kathy Carter
   Posted Mon July 19, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss your dad will be greatly missed I have so many memories of him and Dean sitting around talking about their jobs in the DCs with children in it being on police officer your dad was always very good to us and even after Dean passed he was still wonderful to me he will be greatly missed by all prayers and love and hugs

Fred & Kerri Rodhouse
   Posted Tue July 20, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Fred & Kerri Rodhouse
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Kevin Dyer
   Posted Wed July 21, 2021
So sad to hear of Bob's passing. I met Bob when I was working at Bi-Rite and he was working for Prairie Farms. Always a great time with Bob!! Sorry we were unable to attend services; he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Kevin and Diana Dyer

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