Funeral arrangements set for St. Louis alderman killed in wreck

Funeral arrangements set for St. Louis alderman killed in wreck

Funeral arrangements set for St. Louis alderman killed in wreck

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 9 at 7:08 PM

(KMOV.com) -- Funeral services have been set for 27th Ward Alderman Greg Carter, who was killed in a wreck involving three tractor-trailers in St. Charles County on August 1.

A visitation will be held Friday, August 10 from 4p.m.-7p.m. at the Layne Renaissance Chapel at 7302 West Florissant Avenue.

A viewing of Carter will take place at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, August 11 at 8 a.m.  The funeral will be held at 10 a.m.

The church is located at 5515 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive in St. Louis.

Carter passed away on Wednesady after a UPS truck he was driving struck the back of another truck’s trailer. 

Carter comes from a very prominent family with three generations of St. Louis City political figures. He served four terms as an alderman in St. Louis and was running for his fifth term.  He also drove trucks for UPS for over 20 years.

Black bunting is up above the doors to the board of alderman offices in City Hall as Carter’s colleagues mourn his death.

“Greg was just such a huge impact,” said Lewis Reed, president of the board of aldermen. “He always thought outside the box and really, really pushed the board to reach to a new level.”

Elected officials outside of St. Louis also expressed their remorse.

“I’m deeply saddened to learn the news of Alderman Greg Carter’s passing. I know that Greg’s mother, the late Missouri Senator Paula Carter, would be incredibly proud of his service to the St. Louis community,” said U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO). “Greg was a smiling, competent, and all around wonderful guy and I join folks across Missouri in expressing deep sorrow at this loss.”

Carter leaves behind a wife and two children.

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