Donald J. Carter Jr.
September 12, 1951 – June 14, 2020
Carter Jr., Donald James Age 68 of Orland Park, Illinois was born September 12, 1951 in Oak Park, Illinois. Don passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 14, 2020. He was preceded in death by his Beloved Wife, Laura Beth Carter (nee Lake), who he married on March 18, 1972. Loving Father of Tanya (Dan Racan) Carter and Troy (Joanne) Carter. Grandfather of Cash Carter, Kennedy Carter, and Carter Racan. Son of the late Donald Carter Sr. and the late M. Jean Skodda (nee Plimmer). Stepson of Carol Carter. Brother of Brent Carter, Peggy Krause, Elaine Carter Haughan, and Steven Carter.
After graduating from Oak Park River Forest High School Don became a mechanic, harness horse trainer, taxi driver, and finally a professional truck driver. He enjoyed cars, travel, horse racing and spending time with his grandchildren. Don always had a kind word and a cold beer ready for friends and family.
Memorial donations may be made to Stand Up 2 Cancer.