Gaylor Carter

April 18, 1947 ~ May 13, 2022 (age 75)


Gaylor Ray Carter was born to Raymond and Laurina (Tessendorf) Carter, on April 18, 1947, in Eldora, Iowa.

Gaylor attended high school in Albia and Pella before graduating from Thomas Road Bible Institute with a degree in pastoral ministry.  

On March 13, 1966, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Tukker in Pella, Iowa. To this union they were blessed with four children: Paula, Scott, James, and Stephen.

Gaylor and his family lived in many places as part of his job as a missionary pastor for Baptist International Mission Inc., but much of his ministry was spent in Australia where he was a missionary for 35 years. Gaylor also loved working with his hands, as well as playing and watching sports, especially football.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Dorothy and their family:

Paula and David Allan

            Rachel, Cherie, and Daniel

Scott Carter

James and Holly Carter

            Devin and Benjamin

Stephen and Rachel Carter

            Hailley, Mackenzie, Noah, and Micah 

He is also survived by his brothers: Larry (Beth) Carter of Lusby, Maryland, Lawrence (Norma) Carter of Pella, Bob (Sherry) Carter of Steamboat Spring, Colorado; sister-in-law Sheryl Carter of Sully, and many  friends in Australia.

Gaylor was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Laurina Carter, sister Ramona Jackson, and brother Loren Carter.

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Visitation With Family Present
May 17, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Funeral Service
May 17, 2022

10:30 AM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Please note
The service will be livestreamed from the Garden Chapel Funeral Home YouTube page at the time of the service.


Albia Baptist Temple
624 A Ave W, Albia IA 52531

Scott Carter

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