|Birth: ||Sep. 1, 1924|
|Death: ||Mar. 29, 2007|
He was the son of the late Luther and Lavada Wilcox Carter and a native of Georgia. He moved to Virginia in 1939 with his family.
He served in the U.S. Army 87th Airborne Corp, Company M 325th Glider Infantry Regiment in World War II. He received the Purple Heart medal after being wounded at the Battle of the Bulge.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Patterson Carter. His sons include Joseph C. Patterson and C. Stephen Patterson. His daughter-in-laws include Marcia and Pam Patterson. He was survived by three grandchildren...Justin, Meagan and Lauren Patterson as well as four nephews and two nieces.
Additionally, he is survived by his youngest sister Eleanor Carter Thomas and her husband Robert E. Thomas of Jacksonville, Florida.
Member of Wilroy Baptist Church and a 50-year member of the Western Branch Masonic Lodge 189. He retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in 1986.
Pfc., USA. Entered service 5/1943, Camp Shelby, MS; England; France; Belgium; Holland. Wounded in Action in Holland, 10/1944. Attended Woodrow Wilson High School, Central Methodist Church. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Carter, 802 Washington St., Portsmouth, VA.
"Young American Patriots", World War II, Virginia
National Publishing Company 1948
"We shall not flag or fail ... we shall fight on the seas and oceans ... we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and on the streets, we shall fight in the hills, we shall never surrender." -- Winston Churchill
Manning C. Carter (1872-1907)
Victoria McLellan Carter (1870-1932)
James Monroe Wilcox (1867-1938)
Lavinia Browning Wilcox (1870-1917)
Luther Carter (1898 - 1967)
Rhoda Lavada Wilcox Carter (1899 - 1971)
Royce Vance Carter (1921 - 1936)*
William Earl Carter (1924 - 2007)
Laverne Carter Oliver (1926 - 2010)*
PFC (Private First Class)
World War II
Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
Plot: SECTION 3 ROW 40 SITE 18
Maintained by: Tim Oliver
Originally Created by: International Wargraves ...
Record added: Jun 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72290093