Alfred James “Bud” Carter Jr., 84, died Monday Nov. 11, 2013 at his home in West Liberty.
Bud was born June 3, 1929 in West Liberty the son of Alfred and Gladys Watkins Carter. He was a graduate of West Liberty High School. On June 22, 1962 he was united in marriage to Mary Patterson Hudson.
He was a skilled tool and die maker worker for Schmarje in Muscatine, G.E. and Oral B in Iowa City. He enjoyed his time with family at his cabin on the Cedar River fishing and boating. He was a handyman and was always tinkering with something; auto mechanics and putting together and fixing computers.
He is survived by four step-children: Sherry Hudson Grable (Wayne Hartwig) of Solon, Terry (Ramonne) Hudson of Davie, Fla., Robert (Mary) Hudson of Fairfax, and James Hudson of Iowa City; four grandchildren, Heather (Ray) Carrizales, Marcy (Kurt) Weber, Eric Hudson and Sonia Hudson; six great-grandchildren, Maya, Cole, Ava and Cade Carrizales and Whitney and Kalli Weber; brother, Robert (Dorothy) Carter of Melbourne, Fla.; Sister Donna (Wendell) Johnson of Springfield, Miss. and; brother-in-law Rex Swails of Coralville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary in Oct. 2012, and sister Jean Swails.
A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at the First Church United in West Liberty. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty. A memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be made to the family at hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.
Alfred James “Bud” Carter Jr., 84Wednesday, November 13, 2013