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Tyrone "Tommy" Carter
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Birth: Mar. 9, 1955
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 2010
Spring Valley
San Diego County
California, USA

Tyrone "Tom Tom" Carter was born March 9, 1955, the eighth child born to the union of Curtis Thomas Carter and Delores "Willie D" Carer (Both preceded him in death).

"Tommy" as he was later nicknamed accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age. In 1962, the entire Carter family united with Mt. Erie Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Patrick and continued under the current leadership or Rev. Walter G. Wells.

Tyrone attended Central Elementary School, Valencia Park Elementary and O'Farrell Junior High. At age of 14, Tyrone received a write up in the San Diego Tribune for constructing the best Catamaran Boat in the O'Farrell High School Competition. He graduated from Morse high School in 1974, where he participated in track and field.

He was a coach for Skyline's Pop Warner team, which won two championships. In his spare time, Tyrone loved to fish and go sailing with his relatives and friends.

Following his older brother's footsteps, Tyrone became certified by the government as a Dry Dock Welder which led to his fulfilling career. Tyrone excelled in his field, becoming a teacher and foreman.

Tyrone met and married Ruthie Gamlin in 1989. Ruthie says she never believed she would have a love like Tyrone. Family meant everything to him; he was so attentive and caring.

Tyrone leaves to mourn his passing: his wife, Ruthie Gamlin Carter; two sons; Tyrone Thomas & Andre' Tyrese, one daughter, Tiana Ashley and her fiance' Phillip Waugh; five grandchildren: Tyrone Chianti, Tyreon Omari, Tyron Chionne, and twins Jayla Mae and Jayden Johnathan; four sisters: Ethel Davis of Pleasant, CA, Carolyn Williams of Las Vegas, NV,Annette Carter-Peoples of Oakland; Lynn Carter-Barnard of Compton, CA; billy and Carl Talton of Dallas, Tx and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.Siublings Gwen Carter-Milligan, Curtis Thomas, James Spencer and Brian Carter, all preceded himin death.

On March 29, 2010, our Lord and Savior called Tyrone home. In God's timing and perfect plan, we will come to know that we loved him but God loved him best. 
Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Created by: The Root Digger: Yvette ...
Record added: Oct 17, 2010
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Tyrone Tommy Carter
Added by: The Root Digger: Yvette Porter Moore
Tyrone Tommy Carter
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- Sharon
 Added: Feb. 18, 2014
To a wonderful father, husband, role model to the community....We know you are doing what you liked best..Fishing in the sky..
- The Root Digger: Yvette Porter Moore
 Added: Oct. 17, 2010

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