Earl Carter, a retired technical engineer and World War II veteran, died Friday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of complications from a fall. He was 77.
Mr. Carter was born in Jenkins, Ky., and moved to Baltimore as a teen-ager. He attended city public schools and later earned his General Education Development diploma.
During World War II, he served as a Navy signalman in the Pacific. After returning in 1947, he worked at Rustless Iron & Steel Co. in East Baltimore before joining Bendix Corp. on East Joppa Road in Towson as a technical engineer in 1955. He retired in 1991.
Mr. Carter enjoyed photography and working on his home computer. He also liked woodworking and spending time at a summer home in Galena.
He was a member of Overlea Chapel United Methodist Church, 3902 Overlea Ave., where services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, the former Doris Eckerl; a son, William E. Carter of Bel Air; four daughters, Sandra L. Kougl and Lisa A. Carter, both of Bel Air, Peggy S. Cochran of Fallston and Barbara L. Ebbert of Parkville; and 11 grandchildren.