Charlie “Tommy” Carter, 83, a native of St. Matthews, South Carolina, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 11, 2019 at his home in Mineral, where he recently relocated.
Charlie, called “Tommy” by his friends and family, was born February 26, 1936, in St. Matthews, South Carolina to Charlie H. Carter Sr and Ruthie Mae “Fred” Yancey Carter Geddings. After high school, he served in the Army’s 69th Signal Command and was a veteran of the Lebanon conflict in 1958. After an honorable discharge, he was a career truck driver for Burnham Van Lines and Champion International. He enjoyed over 25 years of retirement, fishing, riding motorcycles, singing country music, playing guitar, coffee shop chats, and enjoying his wife of 55 years, Norma “Jeannie” Carter and daughters, Robby Ann and Jody Jean.
In addition to his wife, Tommy is survived by Robby Ann and Jody’s families, Jennifer and Alexis of Virginia and Bob, Caleb, Jordan, Stephenie, Lyndsey and Nova of North Carolina, respectively; his sisters, Eff and Billy and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Dupree, and sister, Lila.
A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Mizpah Baptist Church, 289 Fort Motte Rd, Fort Motte, South Carolina 29135. The church’s phone number is (803)-655-7002. Paster Luke Luesing will be officiating with reception and potluck to follow.