Joseph Owen Carter

October 21, 1925January 5, 2013

Joseph Owen “Buster” Carter, 87, peacefully passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

He began his life on October 21, 1925 in Louisville, Kentucky, the youngest of eight children.

On April 12, 1947, he married the love of his life, Rose Catherine Becker. They began a beautiful family, consisting of 5 sons and one daughter – Joseph, David, Deborah, Richard, Michael, and Mark. Joe is the beloved grandfather of 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

After proudly serving in the US Navy during WWII, he was a valued and dedicated employee at Pochel-Chowning, from which he retired. He was a member of the former St. Clement Catholic Church. He was a devoted husband, an adored father and grandfather, a well-respected colleague, and cherished friend. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings, and his beloved wife, Rose.

His funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 6901 Dixie Hwy, followed by entombment at Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation will be from 11-8 Tuesday at Heady-Hardy Funeral Home, 7710 Dixie Hwy.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 8, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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Julie & Bill Wachal

January 9, 2013

So sorry to hear about Joe, please know our thoughts and prayers are with ALL of you!

January 9, 2013

We are so sorry to hear about Joe. We have many fond memories of him. Our prayers are with all of the family.

Larry & Linda (Puckett) Bailey

Ursula Maynard

January 8, 2013

RIP former neighbor,prayers to your family

Kelly Girl

January 8, 2013

Love you so much Grandpa---

Jerry Weakley

January 8, 2013

Though I only met him once or twice, Mr. Carter has been thought of and will be remembered many times through his son and my friend Joe D.