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CA License # FD 1083
6322 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92115
Phone: (619)583-9511
Fax: (619)583-7038
Donald Carter

Donald Delano Carter

Thursday, September 7th, 1933 - Saturday, April 13th, 2019
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DONALD ‘POP’ DELANO CARTER passed away peacefully at his home in San Diego, CA on April 13, 2019 at 8:30pm at the age of 85 surrounded by his family after a short battle with cancer.

Don is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel & Marie Carter and siblings Marsha Carter, Kenny Carter, Samuel Carter & Charles ‘Pete’ Carter as well as his Grandson Dustin Carter.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Mary Alice (Reising) Carter. They were married in Evansville, Indiana on January 10, 1953.

Pop is lovingly remembered by his large family consisting of his 7 children - Becky Alvarez of San Diego, CA; Donna (Stuart) Bell of Temecula, CA; Jennifer Carter of Portal, AZ; Kelli (Craig) Lyford of Temecula, CA; Michelle Carter of San Diego, CA; Rock (Megan) Carter of Whittier, CA and Doug (Shelley) Carter of Temecula, CA.

Pop’s 17 Grandchildren are Jon Christian (Taryn) Alvarez, Anthony Alvarez, Lorren (Victor) Vallejo, Danyel Alvarez, Christine (Eric) Sanselzon all of San Diego, CA. Nick Bell of Temecula, CA, Brittney (Marcus) Hangen of Vandalia, OH, Allie (Josh) Baldwin of Winchester, CA, Mary (Chris) McCleary, Hannah (Kyle) Myers, Gracie Wiesen all of San Diego, CA. Emily Lyford of Carlsbad, CA, Truman Lyford of Temecula, CA, Jacob Carter of Reno, NV, Caroline Carter of Whittier, CA, Justin Carter of San Diego, CA and Blake Jaxson Carter of Temecula, CA.

Pop’s 15 Great Grandchildren are Charlotte & Mason Alvarez, Matthew & Sarah Vallejo, April Chrysler, Blaire, Bryson & Blythe Bell, Dylan & Ryder Hangen, Hunter & Harper Baldwin, Alice & Carter McCleary and Maddox Myers.

Don was born in Evansville, Indiana in 1933. He graduated from Reitz Memorial High School (Evansville, Indiana) in 1950, where he played 2 years at Tackle in 1948-49 and gained honors as All-City and All-Conference. He attended Tulsa University in 1950 and 1951 before entering the Navy where he was placed on the All-Service team. He attended Evansville College in 1955-1956 and at that time served as Line Coach for Evansville College. Don also played professional football for the Ottawa Rough Riders in the Big Four Canadian League and the Chicago Cardinals. Don & Mary relocated to San Diego in 1958; Don then went on to a career in the Sporting Goods industry in San Diego, CA working at various companies and retiring from Berry’s Athletic Supply in Lemon Grove, CA servicing professional, college, high school and little league teams for over 40 years and retired in 1995.

Pop enjoyed wood-carving and was extremely talented; he loved telling his famous stories, eating and most of all spending time with his family. He was very well known in the San Diego community and loved by so many including close neighbors and friends. He will be missed by all.

The funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 2766 Navajo Rd, El Cajon, CA 92020 on Friday, April 26 at 9:30am with Father Gino officiating. A reception will take place at the church hall immediately after mass. A private interment will follow at Singing Hills Memorial Park in El Cajon, CA for the immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Kaiser Hospice Care – 10992 San Diego Mission Rd. San Diego, CA 92108 and reference Don Carter/Hospice in Memo OR Sisters of Saint Benedict – 802 East 10th St., Ferdinand, Indiana, 47532. Condolences for the family may be offered online at or sent to the family’s home in San Diego.
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  • Rosary Service

    Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 9:00am
    Friday, April 26th, 2019 9:00am
    Our Lady of Grace
    2766 Navajo Rd.
    El Cajon, CA 92020
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  • Memorial Mass

    Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 9:30am
    Friday, April 26th, 2019 9:30am
    Our Lady of Grace
    2766 Navajo Rd.
    El Cajon, CA 92020
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  • Interment

    Singing Hills Memorial Park
    2800 Dehesa Rd.
    El Cajon, California 92019
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Doug Carter

Posted at 09:07pm
Sitting outside looking at the clouds move. Just thinking of you dad. Miss you and think of you every day. Until we meet again. Love you so much and thank you for making me who I am today. You are will always be my hero.

Doug Carter

Posted at 08:18pm
Went to the track with Gramma, Rock, Donna, Shelley, Stu, Justin and Brook. Sat in the box that we always sit in. Gramma had. Great time. She looked so beautiful and we had a drink in your honor. Miss you so much dad. Until we meet again... I love you so much and miss you more thank I ever imagined


Posted at 06:33pm
Miss you Pop. Still can’t believe it. God bless you.

Heidi Hickok

Posted at 09:25am
Dearest Jacob, Donna, Kelli, Rock and All....
I am so incredibly sorry for your sadness.. what a life and a beautiful tribute! May he rest in the sweetest peace until you meet again ❤️🙏❤️

Xoxo Heidi

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