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Ellers Mortuary & Cremation Center

3400 S. Webster Street, Kokomo, IN

OBITUARY

Kerry Brian Carte

February 12, 1959November 4, 2019
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Kerry Brian Carte, passed away on November 4, 2019 at 11:36 pm at Community South Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, due to complications related to COPD. Kerry was born February 12, 1959 in Lafayette, IN to James Donald and Mary Jo Carte. The family would later move to Arcadia, IN where Kerry graduated from Hamilton Heights High School in 1978. As a teenager he worked at Carter’s grocery in Tipton, IN where he met his best friend and wife, Krista (Rogers) Carte. They were married December 21, 1979. They would have celebrated 40 years of marriage next month. The couple have 1 daughter, Lindsey (Carte) Bailey, along her husband Ross and their daughter Eleanor. Kerry retired from Kokomo Sanitary Pottery in 2008 after 30 years of service. Kerry’s favorite pastime was being with friends and family. He never met a stranger, talking to anyone and everyone. His personality was larger than life; he was described by others as the one everyone wanted to be around, one of a kind. He loved to joke and would always make you laugh. You could have just met him and it was like seeing an old friend. He loved being the life of the party, such as performing karaoke or professing that he was the best gambler of any given situation. He would even whole heartedly play the part of his wife’s assigned Halloween costumes. He equally enjoyed quiet time at home with his wife, maybe watching the same movie together for the hundredth time. Kerry loved to tell stories. He would talk about his childhood, his family adventures as a husband, father and Papaw. He also enjoyed being with friends from the Pottery to recount their memories from his 30 years of work. Kerry left an impact on everyone. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. One of the good ones was taken from us far too soon. He will be watching us, he has always called himself a “guardian angel”. In addition to being survived by his wife Krista, daughter Lindsey (Ross) Bailey, granddaughter Eleanor, he is survived by siblings Dave (Debbie) Carte, Leann (Tim) Castor, Patrick Carte (Cindy Mayfield), and Todd Carte, also 4 nieces and 6 nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Chris Carte. Funeral services will be Saturday November 9, 2019 11:00am at Ellers Mortuary Webster St. with visitation Friday November 8, 2019 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at the Mortuary. Pastor Steve Allen will be officiating. www.ellersmortuarywebster.com.

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Angie Richey

November 7, 2019

Kerry was a hoot! He was always at the back door awaiting Krista leaving work for the day. As we most always left at the same time I had the pleasure of his teasing and humor!! I’ve not worked there for a couple years but certainly won’t forget those days. Love and prayers to Krista!

Chris Diederich

November 7, 2019

I always remember Kerry dropping off Krista at work and he would always talk to you, joke, and have that award-winning smile. Kerry never knew a stranger.

Sheila Richerson

November 7, 2019

I remember that trip to Vegas. What an adventure that was! I also worked with Kerry at the Pottery. He never met a stranger and he will be greatly missed!

ANDRE EWING

November 6, 2019

I spent many 4 of July party with Kerry . He was always the life of the party. I'm going to miss his stories and jokes. Kerry will be missed by all that knew him.

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