Joan Porter Carter

Published 1:53 pm Thursday, October 15, 2020

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Joan Porter Carter died on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born Nov. 6, 1944 in Nashville, Tenn. and was raised there with her two sisters. She spent 20 years of her life in Advance, with the love of her life, Leon Carter, and returned with him to Knoxville, to be with her family in 2016.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, John and Mildred Porter; sister, Kathy Hill; and stepson, Dax Carter.

Survivors: her husband, Leon Carter; children, Laura Schroeder (Nathan) and Trey Dickson (Cory); stepson, Jason (Jerry Alice); and grandchildren, Chase, Will, Maggie Lou Alice, Mary Elizabeth, Harper, Porter and Carter.

She was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and had a long career serving people in various roles, event planner for the Southeast Region of the National Office Machine Dealers Assoc., Country Music Association, president of Davie County Chamber of Commerce, town manager of Bermuda Run, public relations officer and doctor credentialing officer for Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. She served as president of Rotary Club and was involved in many committees and volunteer organizations throughout her life.

She loved the Lord, her family and the Vols. Her smile and spirit were contagious.

Family and friends celebrated her life Sunday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Grandview Pavilion in Maryville, Tenn.

Memorials: Harper’s fundraiser for the Walk to End Alzheimers,