Larry P. Carter

24 May, 19441 October, 2021

Larry Carter, age 77 was born on May 24,1944 and passed away on October 1, 2021. He passed away in Lancaster California after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held on Friday November 5, 2021 at 1:00pm at Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary. The Graveside service will follow at 2:00pm

Larry was born in Harrisburg Illinois to his Parents Lawrence “Red” Carter and Henrietta Charlene Hood.

He married the love of his life Edna Decker on September 17, 1977 they were married for 36 years.

He was a devoted father to his two daughters Deana and Cindy and the proudest grandfather to Michael, Morgan, Raven, Maverick, Rylee and Jax as well as a great grandfather to Peyton, Ava, Charlotte, Brady, Katilyn, Madisyn, Mackenzie & Cayden.

Larry was a hard working man who loved his job immensely and spent over 25 years working for Department of Water and Power. He made many close friends who became extended family and that he loved and cherished.

Larry loved his friends and family fiercely and spent his free time traveling with many of them. After he retired he fulfilled his lifelong dream to travel cross country with his beloved wife and visited many family and friends along the way.

He was a proud member of the Elks Club and loved nothing more than visiting his friends for Sunday breakfast down at the Elks Lodge.

He was a devout lover of John Wayne and NASCAR and could always be found watching the Sunday races or a John Wayne marathon.

Larry was preceded in passing by his loving wife Edna, his sister in law Brenda Carter and his Granddaughter Raven Knight.

He is survived by his daughters Deana Ward(Steve) & Cindy Knight(Christian), his grandchildren Michael Ward(Rebecca), Morgan Lane(Eric), Maverick, Rylee and Jax Knight; His great grandchildren Peyton, Ava, Charlotte, Brady & Katilyn Ward and Madisyn, Mackenzie & Cayden Lane. His sisters Valerie Wilburn(Larry) and Jeanette Harris(Dennis), and his brothers Roy Carter and David Carter(Karen).

He will be forever loved and missed immensely.


  • Funeral Service

    Friday, 5 November , 2021


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Cathy McPherson

25 October 2021

My Dear Larry....we've been friends for such a long time. Maybe not as long as some, but longer than others. Oh, the stories we could tell! Your dear sweet wife Edna was in on these as well, and it was she whom I knew before I met you at Valley General. The BBQ's in the yard, the retirement and Christmas parties, dinners, etc. When Cindy was just a pip-squeak and so was Boober, to the tiny house you had in Sylmar, moving to the home at Oakridge and the fire that devastated not only your home but my sister's as well. We've shared a lot together. To you, Larry I will miss you and always keep you in my memory and heart. I love you and I know you will have peace in your heart knowing that Edna was waiting for you with open arms when you arrived. May God Bless You And Keep You Always