A. F. Carter, Jr. "Jerry"

March 21, 1931February 21, 2013
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Jerry was born to Aubrey Franklin Carter, Sr. & Agnes (Corey) Carter on March 21, 1931 in Jackson, Mississippi. Jerry went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Adventist Medical Center in Hanford, California. Jerry has been a longtime resident of Hanford, California .

Jerry proudly served in the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant from 1948 -1954. Jerry had worked for the California Highway Patrol for 8 years. After his career with the California Highway Patrol, Jerry went off to have his true career in the insurance industry. Jerry worked for Farmers Insurance as a District Manager in Sonoma County, California where he retired after 16 years. He moved back to Mississippi to run and operate his “Big J” Ranch. Those who knew Jerry “retirement” did not suit him so he moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he was District Manager once again for Farmers Insurance this time for 10 years. Along the way Jerry became the owner of TCBY Franchise for 4 years. Mostly his career was with Bacome Insurance Agency as the Employee Benefits Manager for 20 years. For the last 3 years, Jerry worked for Central Valley Life & Health Benefits, Inc. as their Employee Benefits Manager while owning Quilter’s Quarters in Hanford, California.

Jerry was always involved in something… He was a member of Kings Country Club, served as Past and Present member of the Grand Jury, and he also enjoyed his Prison Ministry with the LDS Church. He had accomplished several achievements; U.S. Army Boxing Champion of Europe, California Highway Patrol Academy, President of Class, Multitude of Sales Achievements as a District Manager with Farmers Insurance Agency of Sonoma County, CA and Phoenix, AZ. Jerry loved his family and spending all the time he could with them. He was always bringing out the best in everyone who he knew and met!

Jerry is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years; Linda G. Carter of Hanford, California and his dear aunt; Selma McNally of Aliso Viejo, California. Jerry will always be cherished by his loving children; Audrey Carter Bomarito and Tim Carter and wife, Laura. He will be deeply missed by his beautiful grandchildren; Caren Muhilly, Bryon Carter, Jared Carter and Brianna Carter. Jerry also leaves behind his two wonderful great-grandsons; Michael Mouliot and Philip Muhilly.

A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at People’s Funeral Chapel; 501 N. Douty Street, Hanford, CA 93230 559-584-5591 with a Funeral Service on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; 2400 N. 11th Avenue, Hanford, CA 93230 with Burial following at Hanford Cemetery; 10500 10th Avenue, Hanford, CA 93230 559-584-3937.

Contributions in Jerry’s memory may be made to Soroptimist International of Hanford for their Back to School Child spree. (PO Box 192 Hanford, CA 93232)


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 28, 2013

A. F. Carter, Jr. "Jerry"

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March 12, 2013

My deepest sympathy for your loss.May you draw close to God at this difficult time.James4:8

March 2, 2013

We're so sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Richard & Georgia Goode

Tana Elizondo

February 27, 2013

I am lost for words......This man has taught me, my family and those around multiple lessons in life. How to celebrate, honor, laugh, be dedicated in life's journey.
He will be missed, not forgotten but always celebrated through the memories he leaves.
I have become a better person from the honor of knowing him. I will fullfil his promise but never his shoes.
Love your Sis.......Tana Elizondo

Cindy Hielscher

February 27, 2013

Linda, My condolences to you and your family. You are in my prayers as you go through this hard time.

Jason Salas

February 27, 2013

I have warm memories of Uncle Jerry, and I have enjoyed learning more about his life through this memorial site.
I remember Uncle Jerry as kind and generous, a gentleman, with a big personality. I remember how he made people laugh, especially Grandma. There is a great boxing picture in the Photo Gallery -- I still remember the "left, right, j-hook" he taught me, and I've shown it to my boys and my girls... sometimes I second-guess that.
Aunt Linda, praying that you are blessed with comfort and the warmth of many memories and friendships during this time. Sending our love,

February 27, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the Family and Friends of "Jerry". May you always hold dear your cherished memories as we all look forward to the time when God's word will be fulfilled where our Heavenly Father promises that one day very soon we will be reunited with our loved ones. (John11:25)

George Churchfield

February 26, 2013


Janet and I are so sorry for your loss. You and Jerry were a very important part of our lives for years, plus being the God-Parents of Shaina. Our love and best wishes to you and your family. George & Janet Churchfield

Dorna & Frank Minice

February 26, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. My family sends your family heartfelt condolences.

February 26, 2013

As you mourn the lost of your love one. May your find comfort from God's word . Romans 15:4

February 25, 2013

Linda....I was so saddened to hear about the passing of Jerry. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Jerry was such a sweet and kind man....always a smile on his face. I have many wonderful memories that are near and dear to my heart. God Bless....Janet Churchfield