Memorial Gathering: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, April 15th at Holland Barry & Bennett
Funeral Home in Lincoln
Friday at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral home: Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral
Gerard "Maynard" Carter, 34, of Emden, passed
away Friday, April 8, 2016 as the result of a tragic
A memorial gathering will be held Friday, April 15,
2016 from 3-6 PM at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral
Home in Lincoln, IL. A celebration of life service
will be held Friday at 6 PM also at the funeral
home. Burial will take place at a later date in Zion
Gerard was born June 10, 1981 in Shamrock, TX., the
son of Glenn W. Carter Jr. "Spec" and Shirley Eyrse
Carter. He attended Hartsburg-Emden Jr. Sr. High. He
was currently employed by Taylor Made Construction.
He was a member of Force Multiplier Cross Fit in
Lincoln, IL. Gerard was an avid Harley Davidson
rider. He was proud of his bike and used every
opportunity to help raise funds for those in need by
participating in poker runs. He was a giving person
and always had everyone else's best interest at
heart. Everyone that met him loved him. He had a
smile that could light up a room. Gerard also
enjoyed fishing, hunting, target practice, dirt bike
and four wheeler riding. His children were his whole
world. He never missed an opportunity to have a
cookout or a bonfire with his family and friends. He
will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Surviving are his parents Glenn W. Carter Jr. "Spec"
of Emden, IL. and Shirley Eyrse Carter also of
Emden, IL; his children: Liyah Carter of New
Holland, IL., Casey Carter of Anahuac TX., and
Adelyn Carter of Pekin, IL.; his maternal
grandfather Lewis Eyrse of Lincoln, IL.; his
siblings Brittany (Justin) Ott of Hartsburg, IL.,
and Brandi (Grant Grimes) Carter of Rockville, IN.;
his nieces Taylor Carter, Samantha Howard, and
Maizie Grimes all of Rockville, IN., and several
aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother
Audrey Eyrse, his paternal grandparents Glenn W.
Carter Sr. and Dorothy Busking, and his uncle Robert
Memorial donations may be made to the family in care
of Brittany Ott and will be accepted at the funeral
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