Breaux Bridge - A Memorial Service will be held at a later date for Karl Jeter, 69, who passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2023 at Camelot of Broussard Nursing Home.
Karl was born on August 14, 1954 in Houston, Texas. He was the second of two children of John Jeter and Ethel Stoops Jeter. After moving to Florida as a child, Karl found an early love of sailing on the Indian River Lagoon, going out daily.
Karl then obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Business with a minor in English from Midwestern State University in Texas.
Karl's journalistic journey began at a local newspaper, The Teche News, where he dedicated himself for over a decade to reporting the stories that mattered most to the community. His coworkers at The Teche News became family to him and held a special place in his heart. Their unwavering support and companionship meant the world to him.
He found solace in the art of carpentry and boat building, honing his skills in Miami. His projects were a testament to his meticulous craftsmanship, with boats serving as a testament to his adventurous spirit and love for the open water. Karl's love for woodworking extended beyond boats, as he also crafted bows, cannons, and model airplanes. He was a man of many talents, and the works he left behind provides tangible reminders of his creative spirit.
Karl Jeter was a talented reporter, beloved family member, and skilled carpenter, who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his brother, Mark Jeter; sister-in-law, Emily Shepard; and nieces, Erin Jeter and Chelsea Jeter.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John Jeter and Ethel Stoops Jeter.
Donations may be made in memory of Karl to the T.E.C.H.E. Project, Hospice of Acadiana and/or the St. Martin Parish Animal Services (purchase items from their wish list) 337-394-1220.
Pellerin Funeral Home (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.