The Rev. Forest Woodbury Carter, 96, of Lakeside-Marblehead, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, Dec. 5, 2012, in Otterbein North Shore Senior Lifestyle Community.
He was born April 11, 1916, in Alliance, Ohio, son of the late Clifford and Blanch (Williamson) Carter.
Forest was a graduate of Mount Union University and attended seminary at Boston University. He was a retired minister of the United Methodist Church, serving for 36 years in the towns of Deersville, Congress, Marlboro, Massillon, Lodi, Loudonville, Caledonia, and Tiro, all in Ohio. After his retirement, he served four years as minister to Catawba Chapel.
Forest is survived by his three sons, Forest Scott (Constance) Carter, of Loudonville, Ohio, David William (Lovie) Carter, of Buxton, N.C., and Dwain Wesley Carter, of Helena, Mont.; two grandchildren, Scott Carter and Cari Ann Pierides; and one great-granddaughter, Journey.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Bernice Elia (Scott) Carter, in 2006; brother, Edwin Carter; and a sister in infancy, Sharon.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until funeral services at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Lakeside United Methodist Church, 450 Central Ave., Lakeside. Burial will follow in Sackett Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Forest’s memory to Lakeside United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 450 Central Ave., Lakeside, OH 43440.
Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be shared at toftfh.com.