Died: Fri., Jun. 5, 2020

Private Interment


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Jun. 13, 2020
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel

Private Services

1:00 PM Sat., Jun. 13, 2020
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel

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Johnny was born on May 23, 1946 in Scooba, Mississippi to Walter and  Minnie Howard Carter.

Johnny professed a faith in Christ at the age of ten and was baptized at Olivet Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

He was a graduate of Shortridge High School.  He later attended Butler University in Indianapolis where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Accounting.

Johnny joined the United States Navy in 1963 at the age of 17 where he served his country for 4 years.  In 1967 he was given an honorable discharge.  One of his proudest moments was when he served as an Honor Guard at the funeral of President John F. Kennedy.  Johnny liked to tell the story of how he nearly passed out after standing for such a long time at that funeral.

Johnny was part owner of two minority electrical companies; Sharpe Electric and Pernell Electric in Indianapolis Indiana.  He also worked for several other electrical companies, Graybar, Englewood, Ermco, and Barth Electric, all located in Indianapolis.  In addition, he worked at GE Supply in Indianapolis and later transferred to the Tampa Florida location.  He also worked at Consolidated Electrical Supply in West Palm Beach, Florida where he was later promoted to a management position.

Johnny  loved God, life, family and playing games.  He was also an avid football fan. His all-time favorite team was the Dallas Cowboys.

Johnny  had a very special bond with his youngest grandson, Johnny Carter, III, whom he lovingly called " Little Man."  They were best buddies and whenever time permitted, they were inseparable.

Johnny’s bear hugs and contagious smile are now part of a legacy which will never be forgotten!

Johnny leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 51 years, Stella Yeary Carter. Sons, Rev. Antonio M. Alexander (Victoria), Johnny R. Carter, Jr. (Crystal Snider), all of Indianapolis Indiana, and Mark A. Cobb (Diana) of Nashville, Tennessee. Granddaughters, Morgan, Allison, Lauryn, Madison Cobb and Peyton Alexander.  Grandsons, Mykael and Antonio Alexander II, Colin Cobb, and Johnny R. Carter, Ill. Great-grandson, Bryson Smith. Sister, Lettie Foley (Steve). His brother, Walter preceded him in death. Also left to cherish his memory are many loving nieces, nephews and friends.


Humbly Submitted ……………...The Family


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Debbie DeLuca
   Posted Wed June 10, 2020
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband, father & friend. I worked with John at CED in West Palm Beach. He was always so sweet to me and we shared many laughs and he always had a smile on his face.
RIP in John

Jon May
   Posted Thu June 11, 2020

Peace Lily was sent by Jon .

On behalf of Antonio & Victoria Alexander we express our deepest sympathy to the family. Johnny was a wonderful person and positive influence on many in the electrical industry and will be greatly missed.

Deacon Tom and Sister Barbara Williamson
   Posted Thu June 11, 2020
To Rev and Sister Alexander:

You have our deepest condolences during this time of bereavement. Know that you are in our prayers. Look to the hills from whence cometh your help. All your help cometh from the Lord. He will never leave you nor forsake you. God Bless

Brenda and Carlton Sheffield
   Posted Fri June 12, 2020
Dearest Cousin Stella,
Please know we are praying for you and your family and you have our deepest sympathy. One is never prepared for the loss of a loved one but God will give you strength to move forward and courage to uplift your sons, as Johnny would want you to do.

Willie & Geraldine Garrett
   Posted Fri June 12, 2020
Lettie and family, you have our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your brother. Our prayer is that God will comfort you and Johnny's widow and family during this time of sadness. "Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted."

Rhonda Marie Edelen
   Posted Sat June 13, 2020
To the family,
As a Shortridge graduate myself I would like to send my condolences to the family and I would like to share this scripture of comfort to all of you.
2nd Thessalonians 3:16 "Now may the Lord of Peace himself give you peace constantly in every way may the Lord be with all of you"

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