|Birth: ||Oct. 10, 1925|
|Death: ||Jan. 22, 2008|
Graveside services for Dr. Jim Carter, of Longview, will be held at 2 p.m. today, January 25, 2008, at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, with the Reverend David English officiating. Services are under the direction of Welch Funeral Home.
Dr. Carter died January 22, 2008, following a short illness.
His parents and brother, A.G. Carter Jr., preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen; and his daughter, Gayle Carter Waterman and his son-in-law, Robert Lee "Bob" Waterman of Basalt, Colorado.
Born October 10, 1925, Dr. Carter believed it was his good fortune to have been born "in the sand hills of Panola County, state of Texas, United States of America, to Albert G. Carter Sr. and Bonnie Chamness Carter.
A graduate of Longview High School in 1942, Dr. Carter lettered in football and other varsity sports and served as president of the student body. He received pre-dental credits at KilgoreJunior College, Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana, and graduated from Baylor University College of Dentistry in 1947. Dr. Carter served in the U.S. Navy V-12 program for 1 1½2 years during dental school and also served as captain in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflit.
When he wasn't hunting or fishing, Dr. Carter practiced dentistry starting in Merkel, Texas, the U.S. Air Force, and for 50 years in Longview, Texas from 1954 through 2004. He was a supportive member of the First Baptist Church and held memberships in the Texas Dental Association and American Dental Association.
Dr. Carter considered himself a collector and appreciator. He treasured a collection of good memories and appreciated the gifts of faith, family, friends, health, humor, the natural world and "a road less traveled." Dr. Carter liked to say that he had caught some fish during his lifetime and had seen some of the natural world from Alaska to Yucatan, but not nearly enough in between. He thought of himself as a debtor – to the Lord and the revered friends and patients who honored him with their friendship.
Published in the Longview News-Journal from 1/24/2008 - 1/25/2008.
Lakeview Memorial Gardens
Created by: EastTexan
Record added: Jan 27, 2008
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