Robert Joe “Bob” Carter

Oct 23rd, 1946 - Apr 2nd, 2021


Zion United Church of Christ

Mon, Apr. 5th, 2021 12:00 pm ~ 2:00 PM


Zion United Church of Christ

Mon, Apr. 5th, 2021 2:00 PM

Marion- Robert Joe “Bob” Carter, age 74, of Marion, passed away at 3:00am on Friday, April 2, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Robert was born in Marion on October 23, 1946, the son of Pete and Esther (Boester) Carter. He married Janet Green at the Marion First Baptist Church on June 11, 1966. She survives.

Mr. Carter was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ. He was also a member of the Goreville Masonic Hall. Prior to his retirement, he had worked thirty years as a substation electrician for CIPS. He enjoyed restoring old cars as a hobby. More than anything, he loved his family. He will be dearly missed by all those that knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife- Janet Carter of Marion

Two sons and daughter-in-laws- Brad and Amy Carter

     Brandon and Donna Carter

Brother- Bill and Carol Carter

Niece- Amy and Adam Marlow

Nephew- Kent and Kimberly Carter

Four Grandchildren- Colton, Taylor, Austin, and Colby

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister- Julie Hill.

As per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Memorial services to celebrate his life will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, April 5, 2021 at the Zion United Church of Christ in Marion with Pastor John Holst officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 12-2pm on Monday at the church. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Zion United Church of Christ.

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10 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Don and Patsy Holland

    From: Centralia , Illinois

    Date: April 3, 2021

    So sorry about Bob. I wish we could come. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Guest: Richard and Kathryn Stilley

    From: Mulberry, Florida

    Date: April 3, 2021

    Janet and family we were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He is well now and with the Lord. We send you all much love and prayers.

    Richard and Kathryn Stilley

  • Guest: Jim and Carolyn Clayton

    From: Scott City, Missouri

    Date: April 4, 2021

    Dear Brad:
    We were so sorry to hear about your father. We will remember him in our prayers and also pray God will give you and your family comfort during this sad time.
    Carolyn and Jim Clayton

  • Guest: Sarah Dorris

    From: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    Date: April 5, 2021

    Carter Family, I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  • Guest: Mike and Pam petty

    From: Cereal springs, Illinois

    Date: April 5, 2021

    Our thoughts and prayers for you and the family.

  • Guest: Gary and Sharon Bundren

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: April 5, 2021

    We were so sorry to hear of Bob’s death. We send our sincere condolences. If we can help in any way, please let us know.

  • Guest: Robert and Linda Zoeller

    From: Naples , Florida

    Date: April 7, 2021

    We were saddened to hear of the passing of Bob! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

  • Guest: Dick Stotlar

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: April 9, 2021

    To the family of Bob’s, we want to send our deepest sympathies. We are in Arizona and and hate to miss the service. You all have been in our prayers and will continue to be. Anita and Dick Stotlar

  • Guest: Darlene (Patrick) Watkins

    From: Harrisburg, Illinois

    Date: April 10, 2021

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts & prayers.

  • Guest: Mary jane Lee

    From: West Frankfort, Illinois

    Date: April 11, 2021

    Janet,Martin and I have just learned of Bob’s passing. Sure sorry to learn this. Please know we care and send our sincere Sympathy. Of course Martin always shared fun stories of Bob and CIPS days. Will be in touch. Martin and Janie Lee