John William Carter Sr., a U.S. Air Force and Navy veteran and Ford mechanic who was manager of Redlands-Yucaipa Rentals for many years, died on April 28, 2011. He was 93.

Born on Dec. 27, 1927, in Muscatine, Iowa, he served in the US Air Force and the US Navy. He was working for Chuck Obershaw Toyota when he met his future wife Barbara Margaret Salazar in 1956.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years in 2001.

He is survived by his three children, Lisa, John Jr. and Mary; six grandchildren; Lydia, Monica, Gina, Alfredo III, Shane and Gilbert; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services were held on Wednesday at Inland Memorial Mortuary, Hermosa Cemetery, in Colton. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery.