|Birth: ||Mar. 21, 1922|
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 30, 2009|
Prince William County
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on 4/2/2009
Harry Vernon Carter, Sr. of Prince William County departed planet earth for the promise in the Holy Bible, John, Chapter 14, verses 2 to 6 on Monday, March 30, 2009. Born March 21, 1922, he is once again united with his beautiful wife of 67 years, Mabel E. Carter who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his loving parents, Henry and Jessie Carter, a sister Nellie S. Boswell and a brother Nathan D. Carter, all of Wilmington, NC and a grandson, William Barr of Berryville, VA. He is survived by daughters Shelia Barr, Keyser, WV, Daniele Michael, Manassas, VA and Arenda Bingham and husband TJ, Stafford, VA, a son, Harry V. Carter, Jr., Falling Waters, WV, grandsons, William Michael III, Gary Michael, Michael Carter and Vernon Barr, granddaughters, Kammie Bingham and Karissa Bingham and 6 great grandchildren. He is also survived by special brothers-in-law Walter Roderick, Berlin, MD and George Roderick and wife Ann, Magnolia, NC, and special sisters-in-law, Jessie Frederick, and Clara Carter, both of Wilmington, NC. And he is survived by his many friends.
Mr. Carter was a machinist for the Navy Yard, Torpedo Factory and Naval Gun Factory for twenty years during which time he was awarded the Naval Ordnance Development Award. Harry worked with the U.S. Army Mobility Equipment Development Command receiving several awards and retiring after twenty-one years with the Army Department as Chief of Model Fabrication Division, Fort Belvior, VA.
Harry Carter owned and operated Carter's Garage in Washington, DC. He served in World War II in the U.S. Army, 41st Infantry, in Leyte, Mindanao and was at Okinawa during the huge typhoon in 1945. He was among the first troops to enter Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945 after their surrender and Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. Mr. Carter was a charter member of the drive to create, fund and build the WW II Veterans' Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Carter was a long-time member of Woodbine Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, trustee and a leading member of the cemetery committee. He was a charter member of Caring and Sharing, a ministry for those in need in Washington, D.C., and the Appalachians. For years, he and his wife prepared sandwiches, food and clothing and traveled in all types of weather to distribute these items to the needy on the streets of D.C.
The family will receive friends at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas on Friday, April 3 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00. Services will be conducted at Pierce Funeral Home Chapel, on Saturday, April 4 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Woodbine Cemetery in Manassas.
Henry Carter (1898 - 1978)
Jesse Lee Bonham Carter (1900 - 1968)
Mabel Elizabeth Roderick Carter (1921 - 2006)
Nellie Savaughn Carter Boswell (1920 - 1995)*
Harry Vernon Carter (1922 - 2009)
Nathan David Carter (1930 - 1964)*
Prince William County
Created by: John Evans
Record added: Jul 16, 2009
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