Carl Frederick Richter, Jr., 73, of Benwood, passed away Friday, April 8, 2016, at his home.
Carl was born October 18, 1942, in Wheeling, a son of the late Carl F. Richter, Sr. and Betty Louise (Sorge) Richter. He was a self-employed mechanic and the former owner of Richter’s Auto Service, Wheeling. He also a former councilman for the City of Benwood; a member of the Bethlehem Alliance Church; and a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during the Vietnam War era.
In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by a brother, Jackie Richter. He is survived by his three children, Carl F. (Michelle)Richter, III, Melissa Richter and Carla (Jeffrey) Stewart, all of Wheeling; four sisters, Linda (Jim) Cooper of Wheeling, June Ullom of Wheeling, Kathy Byard of Martins Ferry and Brenda “Goose” Richter of Wheeling; five grandchildren, Cody Pasden, Allison Stewart, Brendan Richter, Peyton Stewart and Ciara Stewart; and Carl’s beloved pets, Rocky and Jerk.
Friends will be received from 2-8 pm, Monday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, South Wheeling Chapel, 3828 Jacob Street, Wheeling, where funeral services will be held at 11 am, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, with the Pastor Harry Reineke officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Carl’s family, C/o www.tmcfunding.com, to assist with the many expenses during this difficult time. Condolences may be offered to the family online at www.altmeyer.com