Improving Lives of Youth Through Sport

John Carter (1963-2017)

It is with deep sadness that we share with the Indiana soccer family the sudden loss of John Carter who passed away August 30, 2017. As many of you know John served as the Director of Indiana Soccer’s Olympic Development Program and the Indiana Soccer League’s administrator.

John is already being missed by those of us that were privileged to work daily with John.  John brought such life and value to the Indiana Soccer staff and to the entire soccer family; not just in Indiana, but nationally. Our love and prayers are offered to his lovely wife Joy who also serves the Indiana Soccer Family.

John’s incurred a blockage of his right coronary artery. A celebration of John’s life was held on Monday, September 4th, 2017 at the Grand Park Event Center, from 2-6pm. John’s wife Joy, prefers those interested in sending flowers, or wanting to recognize John, honor him with a contribute to the John Carter Youth Soccer Player Scholarship FUND established in John’s name.

Some of the many comments received remembering John:

“A good man, with a good heart. I am still in shock. Gone but not forgotten. John’s good work will be remembered by his soccer family. God Bless.” – Jerry Little, Member – Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame

“I always liked John. I saw him a couple of weeks ago and he waved and smiled.” – Ted Sommer, Indiana Soccer Foundation

“John Carter was uniquely talented in number of areas, and when coupled with his passion, and his compassion for people; his servant’s attitude; his strong work ethic and joyful, positive approach to life makes John irreplaceable.  John will be missed, not only for the professional that he was but for the wonderful human being and friend that he was.  The impact John had on the hundreds of people with whom he interacted will be felt for generations” – Dave Guthrie, Executive Director Indiana Soccer

“John’s contributions to Indiana Soccer have been tireless and enormous, a wonder to me, and that we will miss his good hearted work more than we can say. What hits me the hardest is thinking of the humor, joy, and love that he brought to all of us: players, parents, coaches, administrators, everyone with whom he came in contact.  May God’s love and peace enfold Joy and his family in this difficult time.” – Mike Aycock, Member – Indiana Soccer Foundation and Hall of Fame

“Please extend my condolences to the Carter family. This is so sad. John will be missed in so many areas of the soccer community.” – Bruce Carlstedt, Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame and State Referee

“I am in deep shock that my friend John is in God’s gracious hands. My sincere condolences to Joy and his beautiful family. We all have lost a wonderful person and he will be sadly missed by all the soccer community in this country.” – Ken Mather and family, Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame

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