Obituary: Jesse T. “J.T.” Carter

June 25, 1927 – June 20, 2022

Jesse T. “J.T.” Carter, 94, of Oolitic, passed away at 4:21 p.m. on Monday, June 20, 2022, at Bliss Place in Bedford.

Jesse T. Carter was born on June 25, 1927, to Jess and Louise (Hostetter) Carter in Bedford, IN. While he was in High School he worked at the Indiana and Lawrence Theatres. Several years later he met Beatrice May Tillett while he was talking tickets at a theatre. Beatrice and Jesse married on September 27, 1952. They made a lifetime of memories and built a life; raising 2 children, doing a lot of traveling, entertaining with dear friends, and absolutely adored their grandchildren and great-grandson when he came into the world. Beatrice left his side when she passed away on November 6, 2011.

Jesse was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served as a barber. He began his career with AT&T/ Indiana Bell, in Bedford by pushing a cart. He then became a frame man, installer, and repairman. He transferred to Evansville, IN as an engineer. He was unhappy wearing a suit so he then transferred to Bloomington, IN as a repairman and ended up retiring in Bedford as an engineer.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the La-Or-Ma Shrine Club. He was a lifelong member of the American Legion, V.F.W., Elks Masonic Lodge #14 F & AM, as well as the Bedford Boat Club as well as an avid golfer. He was on the golf course every chance he got. He will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28th in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Lee Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends may express condolences at