Homer E. "Gene" Carter

May 16, 1935June 13, 2021

Homer Eugene “Gene” Carter, age 86, of Solsberry, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Garden Villa in Bloomington. Born May 16, 1935 in Mitchell, Indiana, he was the son of Harry and Maude (Edwards) Carter. He retired from Otis Elevator where he was a metal finisher. Gene was a “jack-of-all-trades” and skilled craftsman enjoying restoring antiques and refinishing furniture. Everyone enjoyed his great ability to tell a good story. Gene in his free time loved being an outdoorsman, hunting and fishing. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Gene is survived by his son, Ronald (Melody) Carter, of Solsberry; two daughters, Rita (Tom) Bush, of Ellettsville and Gina (David) Harding, of Monrovia; six grandchildren, Scott (Erin) Bush, Ciara (Aaron) Cunningham, Ross (Danielle) Carter, Wesley Carter, Fawn Harding and Seth Harding and five great-grandchildren. Gene was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Marie Carter, two brothers, Bob Carter and Bill Carter and four sisters, Lois Burk, Della Gilbert, Ruby Carter and Olive Carter. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday with Ron Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Friends may visit the family on Friday from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. Online condolences may be given at


  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Friday, June 18, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 18, 2021


Homer E. "Gene" Carter

have a memory or condolence to add?

Jillena Wheelock

June 19, 2021

Gene was a wonderful man no longer than I knew him. He was such a joy to take care of at Gardenvilla. My love and prayers to you all. He is at peace and has no more pain.

Martha Brittain-Deluca

June 18, 2021

After the service today I was talking to my brother Harv and telling him about my fondest memory! Ronnie, Rita, and Gina had the best playground in the neighborhood. Not a store bought one but a heavy duty Bryan park like swing. I was always envious! I did get to swing on it and what a joy it was! Of course you must know their dad built it!

Gary Stokes

June 18, 2021

I had the great joy of working with Melody at Christian Student Fellowship and she and Ron are dear friends.
I know their great love and respect for Ron’s father. His wonderful children testify to his good life and great heritage.

Harvard Brittain

June 16, 2021

Mr. Carter was one of my childhood heroes. He likely never knew how much he really meant to me, but what a wonderful and talented man he was. Firstly he gave me my best childhood friend Ron. And secondly I always knew from the projects that he was constantly working on that he clearly had a God given talent he could transform what others would think of as simple junk into the most fantastic items, one that always sticks out in my mind is the piggy banks he made from old post office boxes. His legacy will live on with those of us he touched so many years ago. I will keep that memory of him in my heart for the remainder of my life. My family wishes to express our deepest sympathies to Rita, Ron, and Gina at this time of their worldly loss of such a great father, and mentor. May God Bless and keep each of you close!