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James Carter


August 6, 1946
July 23, 2020

Memorial Service A celebration of life service will be held at a later date by the family.

James Douglas “Jim” Carter, 73, of Salem passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020 at his home in Salem surrounded by his devoted family. He was born on August 6, 1946 the son of Thurman and Mary (Knott) Carter in Davieff County.

Survivors that will honor Jim’s love of helping others include the love of his life, Helen Teets of Salem; stepchildren, and grandchildren.

Jim proudly served in the United States Military. He was a man that knew the value of hard work and was a dedicated, over the road truck driver. Jim had a huge heart for helping those in need and shared his generous spirit by volunteering with Lighthouse of Odin, and Helping Hands. His heart also had a soft spot for his sweetheart, Helen and they shared quiet times, having picnics by the lake, and enjoying each other’s company. Jim loved all dogs, especially his little Yorkie, Molly May. The memories of Jim’s smile, the way he protected those he loved, and his servant’s heart will bring comfort to all those he knew and loved.

Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Odin is privileged to be assisting the family of Jim Carter with arrangements. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date by the family. Memorials may be made in Jim’s honor to the families wishes and will be accepted at the funeral home. Online condolences and memories of Jim may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.