Alfred James “Bud” Carter Jr., 84, West Liberty
Obituaries · November 15, 2013

Alfred James “Bud” Carter Jr., 84, of West Liberty died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at his home in West Liberty.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at the First Church United in West Liberty. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in West Liberty. A memorial fund has been established. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Bud was born June 3, 1929, in West Liberty, the son of Alfred and Gladys Watkins Carter. He was a graduate of West Liberty High School. On June 22, 1962, he was united in marriage to Mary Patterson Hudson.

He was a skilled tool-and-die maker worker for Schmarje in Muscatine, and G.E. and Oral B in Iowa City. He enjoyed his time with family at his cabin on the Cedar River, fishing and boating. He was a handyman and was always tinkering with something: auto mechanics and putting together and fixing computers.

He is survived by four stepchildren: Sherry Hudson Grable (Wayne Hartwig) of Solon, Iowa, Terry (Ramonne) Hudson of Davie, Fla., Robert (Mary) Hudson of Fairfax, Iowa and James Hudson of Iowa City; four grandchildren: Heather (Ray) Carrizales, Marcy (Kurt) Weber, Eric Hudson and Sonia Hudson; six great-grandchildren: Maya, Cole, Ava and Cade Carrizales and Whitney and Kalli Weber; brother Robert (Dorothy) Carter of Melbourne, Fla.; sister Donna (Wendell) Johnson of Springfield, Mo.; and brother-in-law Rex Swails of Coralville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Mary in October 2012; and sister Jean Swails.

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