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Lawrence Carter

October 20, 1940 — February 18, 2022

Overland Park

Lawrence L. Carter (Larry) of Overland Park, Kansas, entered into rest on February 18, 2022 at Advent Health Shawnee Mission.  Visitation will be on Saturday, March 5 at 2:00 pm at Johnson County Memorial Gardens at 11200 Metcalf Avenue.  A graveside service will be immediately following at 3pm.  Larry was born October 20, 1940 in Kansas City, Missouri, the third of four children born to John and Daisy Carter.  He attended Central High School where he played halfback on the football team. After graduation, he attended the University of Missouri at Rolla where he earned his BS in Civil Engineering.  During summers, he helped survey the roadbed for I-70 through Kansas City.  At KU he studied advanced mathematics, structural mechanics, and aeronautical engineering.  He received his PhD in Aeronautical Engineering in 1964 from Kansas University, Lawrence Kansas. His dissertation was “Panel Flutter in Thin-Shelled Cylindrical Bodies.”  In his early career Larry worked as a Research Engineer for Midwest Research Institute in Kansas City and for Syracuse University Research Corporation in Syracuse, New York. In 1973, Larry began a study in Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. After receiving his Masters in Psychology, Larry was employed in the Human Resources Office at the Department of the Treasury and then as a Systems Manager at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from which he retired in 2002. In 1973, he met Mary Littlefield and they were married on February 5, 1977. They moved to Overland Park in 1992 when their son Michael was entering first grade. Raised as a catholic, in his later life Larry became a member of The Church of the Resurrection Methodist Church in Overland Park.  Larry is survived by his former-wife and caregiver, Mary Littlefield Carter; their son Michael Lawrence Carter of Overland Park and four adult children by a previous marriage; John Allen (Tari), David Scott (Bing), Lacy Ann, and Martin Andrew.  Larry was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles, sisters Dorothy Carter Wever and Diane Castle Owen.  Larry enjoyed working on his house, reading computer books and educating himself on C++, Java, Lotus 1, 2, 3 and other computer languages. He also read voraciously about the Civil War and was moved by the hardships endured by the soldiers and generals.

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Visitation

Saturday, March 5, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Johnson County Funeral Chapel

11200 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66210

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Graveside Service

Saturday, March 5, 2022

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Johnson County Memorial Gardens

11200 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66210

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