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William Earl Carter
Birth: Sep. 1, 1924
Georgia, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 2007
Virginia, USA

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.

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.

In addition to his parents listed below, his deceased siblings include older brother and younger sister...
Royce Vance Carter (1921-1936)
Laverne Carter Oliver (1926-2010).
He is survived by his youngest sister Eleanor Carter Thomas and her husband Robert E. Thomas of Jacksonville, Florida.

His paternal grandparents were...
Manning C. Carter (1872-1907) and
Victoria McLellan Carter (1870-1932).

His maternal grandparents were...
James Monroe Wilcox (1867-1938) and
Lavinia Browning Wilcox (1870-1917).

"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

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

 
 
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 Parents:
  
Luther Carter (1898 - 1967)
  Rhoda Lavada Wilcox Carter (1899 - 1971)
 
 Siblings:
  Royce Vance Carter (1921 - 1936)*
  William Earl Carter (1924 - 2007)
  Laverne Carter Oliver (1926 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
PFC (Private First Class)
U.S. Army
World War II
Purple Heart
 
Burial:
Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
Suffolk
Suffolk City
Virginia, USA
Plot: SECTION 3  ROW 40  SITE 18
 
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Record added: Jun 30, 2011
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-Anonymous
 Added: May. 28, 2014

- Tim Oliver
 Added: Mar. 29, 2014
From one airborne combat vet to another. Rest in peace.
- Ron Stewart
 Added: Feb. 4, 2014
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