Cleo Jewel Carter
June 11, 1958 - June 26, 2017

Cleo Jewel Carter

Cleo Jewel Carter
Jun 11, 1958 - Jun 26, 2017

Cleo Jewel Carter

Cleo Jewel Carter III, 59, of Mt. Pleasant and formerly of New London, died Monday, June 26, 2017 at his home.

Mr. Carter was born June 11, 1958 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the son of Cleo J. and Betty Ann Fournerat Carter, Jr. He was a 1976 graduate of New London High School. On June 29, 2013 he married Melissa J. Simmons at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant where he remained a member.

He was a meat cutter, working at Whitaker's Market in New London, later Walgren's, Dick's Super Valu, later Dave's Super Valu, and Beaver's Market in Mt. Pleasant. He enjoyed camping, cooking and grilling, fishing, hunting, playing cards, gardening, TV trivia including Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, and spending time with his family. He loved a good challenge and the WWE. Many years ago he was a First Responder for the Henry County Rescue Squad. He enjoyed preparing deer meat for family and friends and was also a fan of the Cubs, Cardinals and the Hawkeyes.

Mr. Carter is survived by his wife of Mt. Pleasant; his mother of New London; one son, Nick (Andrya) Carter of Carlisle; two daughters, Stephanie (Chester) Heath of Mt. Pleasant, and Brandi Simmons of Lockridge; one grandson, Alexander Heath; one sister, Deb Howard of Mt. Pleasant; three brothers, Ray (Brandi) Carter of Omaha, NE , Mike (Connie) Carter of West Burlington , and Dr. Ben (Sara) Carter of New London; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, brother-in-law, David Howard, and his grandparents.

The funeral service for Mr. Carter will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the First Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant. Pastor James Wortherspoon will officiate. According to his wishes, his body will be cremated following the service with inurnment at a later date. Visitation will begin after noon on Friday, June 30 at Elliott Chapel, New London with the family greeting friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. A memorial to help with expenses has been established in lieu of flowers.


susan winter tidwell on Jul 21, 2017

So sorry to hear the news of Cleo and that a high school classmate has left us ... May God watch over & comfort those you left behind.. the memories that they have of you will last a lifetime..
God Bless your family.

Wilma Townley on Jun 28, 2017

Dear Cleo,
From kindergarten to graduation we traveled the same path at good ole NLHS... You were a great class mate with an ever present smile no matter how tough times got. Your memories will carry on in the hearts of the people you touched here in this earthly life. Enjoy your new wings my friend and fly high. Wilma Loyd Townley

Nancy and Jerry Rabe on Jun 27, 2017

Except our deepest sympathy to you and your family . We'll always will remember his famous onion rings and cauliflower . He was great person .



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Elliott Chapel
One Redbud Lane
New London, IA 52645
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Family will be present from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.


First Baptist Church
Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641
10:30 AM

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