Jack Lee Carter

Published 4:13 pm Monday, August 13, 2018

Jack Lee Carter, 83, died on Aug. 7, 2018.

He was born in Cooleemee to the late Edward and Versie Carter. He joined the U.S. Navy when he was 17 and retired after 20 years, which included a year in Antarctica. He was a proud plank owner of the USS DDR K.D. Bailey. He also retired from the Naval Base Public Works Printing & Publications Dept. Not one to be idle, he took a part-time job after retirement with Cardinal Health, where he worked for 12 years. He was a past Master of Naomi Masonic Lodge 87 AF&AM and a member of the Chesapeake Khedive Shrine Provost unit. He transported children and their families to the Shriners Hospital in South Carolina.

His first wife, Reno Carter, and his son, Jack L. Carter Jr., predeceased him.

Survivors: his wife of 26 years, Joan Hope Carter of Virginia Beach, Va.; daughters, Tracy Teague of Grandy, and Carol Grantham (Frank) of Grand Island, Fla.; step-daughter, Stacy Hope Schubart of Virginia Beach, Va.; step-son, Brian Hope (Rebecca) of Surrey, England; and grandchildren, Thomas and David Teague, Chelsey and Tabitha Grantham, Brier Haycox, and Ray, Nick and Philip Hope.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16 at First Colonial Inn, Virginia Beach, Va.

Memorials: Shriners Hospitals for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

Condolences: www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com.