Jerry Philip Carter of Colorado Springs, Colo., formally of the Lead-Deadwood and Spearfish area, died peacefully the evening of Sept. 21, 2019, in Colorado Springs. He was born June 14, 1930, to John Burton “Bert” and Phyllis Margaret (Owens) Carter on a ranch near Rozet, Wyo. He was the original owner of the Fish-N-Fry campground wouth of Deadwood and co-owner of Saloon No. 10 in the early ‘60s. He was a life member of VA post 5969 in Deadwood.
He graduated from BHTC in 1959 and worked in the accounting field for many years before turning to what he loved best, real estate and construction.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Barbara Elizabeth (Chavez); they had married Dec. 6, 1973. He is also survived by his children and their spouses; Sheri Carter, Jon and Lori Carter, Susan and Craig Kneppe, Judy and Larry Nisely, and Geri Fernandez; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Patricia Carter, Joyce Bowman, and Karen Nelson.
Burial will be at the Pikes Peak National Cemetery in Colorado Springs.