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Thomas Carter Jr.
(11-20-1947 - 11-21-2019)

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Thomas Carter Jr., 72, of Elgin, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Alden Estates of Barrington. He was born on November 20, 1947 in Heth, AR, the son of Thomas Carter Sr. & Bessie Lee Brown. He was a Class A Machinist and Maintenance Mechanic whose career spanned over forty years, retiring after several years of service from First Baptist Church of Elgin as head of Maintenance. In his life Tom enjoyed fishing, working on cars, home improvement projects and watching sports. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends and was loved by all who knew him. He is survived by his daughter Shannon (Tommy) Carter-Duncan of Carpentersville, IL and son Ryan (Kiyo) Carter of Bremerton, WA and his 4 granddaughters: Jahnia, Kayley, Rheahna, Laila and 1 grandson Robert. He is also survived by 3 sisters, Bobbie Carter of West Dundee, Shirley (Joel) Schmitz of South Elgin, Connie(Edward) Wilson of Eastover, S.C. and 3 brothers Robert (Elizabeth) Carter of Chattanooga, TN, James Carter of Elgin, and Michael Carter of Elgin, as well as a host of nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Burial will be on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 11:00 AM until the time of Services. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com. 

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