Robert Carter

October 31, 1945 - July 8, 2021

Robert  Carter


Robert Carter, 75, of Belvidere, IL died July 8, 2021, in Belvidere. He was born October 31, 1945 in Belvidere, son to William P. Carter and Gladys Anderson. He graduated from Belvidere High School and attended Rock Valley College where he trained as a computer programmer. Robert served in the army for two years and was stationed in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged. Robert married Sally Johnson in 1971, who preceded him in death. He worked at Dan Foss Equipment in Rockford, IL and Don Harrison Construction in Belvidere. Robert was a member of the Rockford Model A Restorer Club. His interests included antique cars and restoring Model A Fords. Robert was a proud owner of two Model A Fords. He had a very kind heart and loved watching local school sports teams and helping those students with their success on the sports field.

Robert is loved and will be missed by his brother, William H. (Lynell) Carter; sister, Rita Carter of Houston, TX; nephew, Joel W. Carter; and cousin, James Anderson. He was preceded in death by his parents; niece, Amanda Carter; and baby sister, Joan Carter.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Belvidere Cemetery in Belvidere, IL. Craig Fry will officiate. Arrangements in care of Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL 61008. To share a memory, please visit

Service Schedule

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
10:00 am

Belvidere Cemetery

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Belvidere Cemetery in Belvidere, IL. Craig Fry will officiate.

Belvidere Cemetery

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Belvidere Cemetery in Belvidere, IL. Craig Fry will officiate.

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Bob was a classmate at BHS, and came to our reunions. Also, I would see him out at Coop’s, when they had the car shows! Always had a smile!
May he rest in peace.

Marcia Henneberry 2021-07-24T11:11:13

My condolences to all those in Bob’s family. Bob was one of the sweetest guys I have known. He was always willing to lend a hand, I can remember one cold winter night when he drove out to my place to help me with the pilot light on my furnace. I enjoyed attending Belvidere and NIU basketball games with him. May he Rest In Peace.

Linda Traff 2021-07-22T21:53:38

First of all, my sympathy goes out to Rita , Bill and family. I have known Bob since my first years of teaching in Belvidere after meeting him on his bike. After that he became known to me and others as ‘biker Bob’. Bob always supported my teams attending all the games cheering on the Bucs to victory. He was always a good friend to my family and we have always kept in touch even after I moved to Arizona. I will always treasure his friendship, kindness and generosity. Rest in peace my friend…

Karen Moore 2021-07-22T19:39:24

I’m sending my personal condolences to your family. Bob was always Biker Bob to me first as a Belvidere Buc and an NIU Huskie fan, and then over the years as a dear friend. I loved our phone conversations, his stories of biking and antique cars, and most of all the stories of the people he cared about. His laughter and generosity enriched my life…I pray comfort and blessings on your family now and always. -Leslie Pottinger Davies

Leslie Pottinger Davies 2021-07-15T05:35:28

I knew Bob from biking. He was always known to me as “Biker Bob”. Bob was super thoughtful and always called to check on how things were going. Each year he would drop off corn on the cob for me and the kids. He always sent goofy birthday cards each year too. He laughed easily and had a super kind heart. He was fun to talk with. I’ll miss chatting on the phone with Bob. My condolences.

Brenda Letsinger 2021-07-13T13:30:09

Our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Bob Carter; we are so sorry to learn of his passing. Bob was a best friend in high school and during the years of service in Viet Nam, with our brother, Ted Newman, who passed in 1972. Bob remained friends with our whole family, including cousins, and aunts & uncles, for the rest of his life. He helped our parents move into their retirement home in California, sent cards, and made phone calls, and he cared for Ted’s gravesite in the Belvidere Cemetery, with flowers and flags, long after our family moved away from Belvidere. We appreciated his kindness and big heart in helping others, and we will miss him a lot. He will always be remembered and loved by our family.

Mary Sue Newman
Nancy Newman Keprta
Don Keprta

Nancy Keprta 2021-07-12T14:37:53

Our sincere sympathies. We will miss Bob – even though we haven’t seen him this past covid year we always spent time with him during our annual visit to Belvedere. Bob was Best Man at our wedding on July 14, 1973 and a dear friend of Russell’s during their teenage years and while they served in Vietnam – after they got out of the service there were a lot of trips to Frank and Mikes! Good times! Bob was one of the brightest and kindest people we’ve known and loved- May he Rest In Peace.
We hope his ending was peaceful!
Russ an Eva Goetz
Hayden, Idaho

Russell and Eva Goetz 2021-07-12T00:27:07

Sorry, to hear about your loss. What has helped me, I get comfort from the scriptures in the Bible. John 5:28,29 “ The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice. Those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.” And Rev.21:4 “ He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more.” If you would like to know more, go to

Kim M. 2021-07-11T07:52:45

Bill, Rita and family,

I’m sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We always spent time catching up at Dave Love’s end of summer bonfire as I’d planned on again this year. Bob was a truly good person, always willing to help even if it was just his personal insight. I’ll miss him……… we all will.

Ken Coonley

Ken Coonley 2021-07-10T12:40:55

We are sad to learn of Bob’s passing. Bob was a very kind and giving man. He was a good neighbor and friend. He will be missed very much. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bill and his family, may they get through this as painlessly as can be

Jimmy and Tammy Hansen and family 2021-07-09T15:44:11


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