American Veteran 04

Joseph "Butch" Carter

September 24, 1945 ~ April 16, 2022 (age 76)


Joseph “Butch” Carter died unexpectedly on April 16, 2022 at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born on September 24, 1945 in Toledo, OH to Joseph and Lillian Carter (Ankney). Butch, as his family and friends called him, joined the United States Navy, where he proudly served from 1963 through 1966.                                                                                            

Butch spent his career in the construction industry for many years until he ultimately landed his dream job. He went to work for the State of New Mexico at the Natural Museum of History & Science as the master carpenter. Butch worked there for over 25 years until he retired in 2006. Upon his retirement, he moved back to the area to be surrounded by his loving family.                                                                                 

Butch was an avid fisherman, hunter and boater. He loved cooking, gardening and sitting on his back patio watching the birds. His favorite past-time was spending time with his family and playing with his dogs, Tater and Lacey Mae. Those two dogs made the last several years of his life pure joy.

In addition to Butch's parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Melvin Carter and Lawrence Carter.                                                                               

He leaves behind his adoring family, daughters, Tami Wise (Carl), Terri Catchings (Roy); and son, Jay Carter (Kristen); grandchildren, Nick Gnepper, Morgan Gnepper, Tiffani Pokrojac (Scott), Megan Taks, Joey Taks, Austin Taks; as well as several great grandchildren. In addition to Tater and Lacie Mae, Butch leaves behind his loving granddogs, Gus, Remington and Charlie.                     

Visitation will be Thursday, April 21, from 3pm-7pm at Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main Street, Sylvania. Funeral Services will be Friday, April 22, at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Online condolences to


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April 21, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Reeb Funeral Home
5712 Main Street
Sylvania, OH 43560

Funeral Service
April 22, 2022

11:00 AM
Reeb Funeral Home
5712 Main Street
Sylvania, OH 43560

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