James Donald Carte
James Donald Carte, 82, Russiaville, passed away at 8:31 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at Ascenson St. Vincent, Kokomo. He was born Sept. 15, 1936, to the late James and Maxine (Rhodes) Carte. On Nov. 19, 2017, he married Holly Slabach, and she survives.
James was a 1954 graduate of West Point High School. He attended Purdue University after being honorably discharged from the Army, obtaining the rank of corporal. He served in the Army from 1954 to 1957, earning the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and Parachutist Badge. James retired from Steel Parts Corp. after 28 years of service. He was a VFW life member and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Kokomo.
In addition to wife Holly, James is survived by his children, David (Debbie) Carte, Kerry (Krista) Carte, Leann (Tim) Castor, Patrick (Cindy Mayfield) Carte, and Todd Carte; stepchildren, Emily Slabach, and Jason (Laura) Slabach; sister, Dorothy Kirts; grandchildren, Linsey (Ross) Bailey, Dustin (Jill) Castor, Josh Carte, Ryan (Jaymee) Castor, Shane Carte, and Logan Carte; and five great-grandchildren.
James was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dick Carte; and son, Chris Carte.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville, with Pastor Beverly Seese officiating. Burial will follow at Marion National Cemetery at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, with military honors provided by the United States Army and Kokomo VFW Military Rites Team. Friends may visit with the family 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.
Published on August 15, 2019


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John and Margo 54855
Aug 16, 2019
We will certainly miss Don. Blessings to you Holly. We hope to see you around.