Orvis Earlin Carter Jr., 73, Kempton, died at 8:25 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, at his residence. He was born Aug. 31, 1939, in Sumner County, Tenn., to Orvis Earlin Carter Sr. and Naomi Francis (Frost) Carter. He married Kathleen P. Jones, and she survives.
Earlin worked at Steel Parts for 35 years, retiring as a foreman in 1999. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Tipton and had served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1961.
Survivors besides his wife include three children, Channing J. Carter and wife Debra, Tipton, Sheila Randall and husband Carl, Lafayette, Shelley Carter, Kempton; two sisters, Nell Jean Lowery, Kokomo, and Sue Tidler, Rotonda West, Fla.; one brother, Jim Carter, Kokomo; and six grandchildren, Scot Earle, Quintin, Kendall and Chloe Carter, Mitchell and Christian Randall.
Earlin was preceded in death by one daughter, Stacey (Carter) Denham, and one sister, Anna Friend.
Cremation was the chosen form of disposition. A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Tipton, with the Rev. Leroy Kinnaman presiding. Burial will follow in Kempton Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. Saturday at the church until the time of the Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278 or the American Diabetes Association, 8604 Allisonville Road, Suite 140, Indianapolis, IN 46250. Young-Nichols Funeral Home, Tipton, is in charge of arrangements.