June 4, 1987 - August 18, 2021
Jeffrey Carter, a software engineer and resident of Dallas, Texas, died unexpectedly on August 18, 2021, at the age of 34.
Jeff was born in San Antonio, Texas, on June 4, 1987. He lived in Lincolnshire, Illinois, for much of his childhood and moved to Dallas with his family in 2001. He graduated in 2010 from Southern Methodist University with degrees in Math and Electrical Engineering, and worked as a software engineer and, most recently, as a consultant.
Jeff was an Escape Room enthusiast extraordinaire, but he also enjoyed bowling, (including league bowling with his brother for ten years), eating and cooking gourmet food, and trying new things, including river rafting, zip-lining, and kayaking in the Pacific Ocean. In his spare time, he created an on-line store. Another of his interests was traveling, and he visited Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Greece with his family, as well as visiting many US cities and states, some with family and some with his fellow Escape Room enthusiasts.
Animals were another of Jeff’s passions. Many pictures taken of Jeff were with cats asleep at his side, or dogs in his lap, including a jumbo-sized Leonburger.
While Jeff loved all of his family, both immediate and extended, and enjoyed family gatherings and celebrations, there was a special place in his heart for his three nieces and two nephews. They were devoted to their Uncle Jeff as well, and the two oldest were able to participate in Escape Rooms with him which thrilled all of them.
Jeff is survived by his parents, W. Carey and Donna (Vogt) Carter; his brother, Steve (Amanda); his sister, Alison (Matt) Jacob; his two nephews, and three nieces, as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He also is survived by his many friends in the Escape Room community, and was particularly close to those in Southern California with whom he did the greatest number of rooms.
A “Celebration of Life” will be held on
Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.
Highland Park Methodist Church
Revs. Walt and Barbara Marcum officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to: Operation Kindness (operationkindness.org) or National Urea Cycle Disorder Foundation (nucdf.org) in Jeff’s memory.