Richard McCarter

Richard Alvin McCarter, 76, passed away on Jan. 12, 2021, at the Indiana Veteran’s Home in West Lafayette.

Richard was born on May 10, 1944, in Vincennes the son of Alvin and Lida E. (Durham) McCarter.

Richard worked as a route salesman for Hostess and served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. He enjoyed baseball and was a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan. He also enjoyed Dallas Cowboy football, IU sporting events, golf, hunting, and eating Kentucky Fried Chicken and drinking diet coke.

Survivors include his sons, Tony McCarter and his wife, Cheryl, Brad McCarter and his wife, Carlene, and Douglas McCarter and his wife, Jenna, all of Vincennes; his brothers, Byron McCarter of Martinsville, and William “Bill” McCarter of Vincennes; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents.

Private graveside services will be held for Richard and Pastor David Hess will officiate. Richard will be laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery.

The McCarter family requests memorial contributions be made to: Indiana Veteran’s Home, 3851 N. River Road, West Lafayette, IN, 47906.

Online memories may be shared with Richard’s family and friends at

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored to assist the McCarter family with arrangements.