Robert Paul Carter, 77, of Zionsville, died Aug. 9, 2011.. He was born Feb. 17, 1934 in Indianapolis to Paul C. and Sylvia C. Carter; they preceded him in death.. Robert was a graduate of Zionsville Community High School and a member of the 1953 Regional Championship Basketball team; the only “Sweet 16” team Zionsville has ever had.. Robert was known for his tireless work ethic. He was the longtime owner of Carter Van Lines Moving and Storage, a well-known land developer in Zionsville and an integral contributor to modern day Zionsville.. In addition to his work, Mr. Carter had a passion for antiques and toys. In recent years, he shared that passion with the town visitors and residents through the Carter Toy Museum & Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street in Zionsville, which showcases his many years of collecting.. Mr. Carter was also a member of the Zionsville Kiwanis Club and enjoyed slow- pitch softball.. Mr. Carter is survived by his wife, Sylvia Jean Atkinson Carter whom he wed Oct. 10, 1953; his daughter, Mischelle “Mickey” Lynn (Dave) Edwards; his son, Michael Lee Carter; his brother, Russell W. Carter; and his grandchildren, Justin, Rachel, Marcus and Kelli.. Visitation was on Friday, Aug. 12, at the Zionsville Christian Church, 120 N. Ninth St. A funeral service was on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the church with Dr. Gary Straub officiating. Burial followed the service at Zionsville Cemetery.. Memorial contributions may be made to the Zionsville Christian Church, 120 N. Ninth St. Zionsville, IN 46077. Online condolences to the Carter Family may be made at www.flannerbuchanan.com. Arrangements entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center, Zionsville.
Published on  August 17, 2011