Colonel Frank A. Carter, U.S. Army Retired
Col. Frank A. Carter of Kaneohe, Hawaii, passed away on January 5, 2016, in Medford, Oregon, at the age of 86. Col. Carter was born in Seminole, Oklahoma, to John Henry Carter and Mabel Lee Carter on October 5, 1929. He was married to Jo Amelia (Amy) Keller on December 18, 1959, in Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Col. Carter received his bachelor’s degree at Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University) and his master’s at Stanford University. Col. Carter served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps for 28 years and was awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2), Korea Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
Col. Carter enjoyed scuba diving, golfing and an excellent debate. He was companion and caretaker to the love of his life, Amy, through her passing in 2015. He was smart and methodical with a spontaneous side, proposing to his wife on their first date. He voluntarily taught at the local community college and prepared taxes. He tutored his children and their friends in math, algebra and calculus.
Col. Carter will always be remembered for his stern looks and soft heart. He never failed to let his children know that he loved them.
Col. Carter is survived and loved by his family, John Carter, Claudia Sherry and her husband JP Sherry, Deborah Carter, Timothy Sherry, and Thomas Sherry.
* This obituary was submitted by a Solace employee. Col. Carter passed away prior to the launch of Solace.