James ‘Jimmy’ Carter

Published 2:23 pm Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Mr. James “Jimmy” Carter, 84, of Call Road, Mocksville, died on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

He was born on Dec. 10, 1933 to the late Hubert and Helen Charles Carter. He graduated from Cooleemee High School in 1951, and served his country in the U.S. Air Force as a mechanic during the Korean Conflict. He returned to Davie County where he rejoined his dad (Hubert) and resumed the trade of a brick mason. They became well known and respected in the trade. Many buildings and homes remain today as a legacy to his skill. A freak accident in 1977 cut his career short and he was forced to retire; however, he never quit or gave up. He continued to farm and work to support his family and community. He was involved in the Turrentine Baptist Church where he was a lifelong member, had served as a Deacon and on many committees. Most of all, he was faithful to his Lord and Savior. He was a mentor and father to his children and a devoted husband.

Survivors: his wife of 66 years, Barbara Gregory Carter of the home; 3 children, Thomas James Carter, Melanie Diane Walker (Steve) and Frank Baxter Carter (Jennifer); 5 grandchildren; 2 stepgrandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 stepgreat-grandchildren; and a sister, Ann Carter Dyson.

A funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 12 at Turrentine Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Carlton officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Memorials: Baptist Children’s Home, PO Box 338, Thomasville, 27360; or Hospice/Palliative CareCenter – Davie, 377 Hospital St., Ste. 103, Mocksville.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.