William “Bill” Cook Carter, Jr., 69

Published 6:03 am Thursday, July 27, 2017

William “Bill” Cook Carter, Jr., 69, passed away Thursday, July 20.

A son of William Carter, Sr. and Mary Carter Lewis, “Bill” was born November 23, 1947, in Stanford, KY. He graduated from McKinney High School in 1965 during the Vietnam Era. Bill joined the Air Force in 1966, his goal in life was to be the best that he could be in every aspect of his career. His career was in telecommunication industry which spanned for more than 43 years. After beginning work at GTE as a linemen in 1969, he progressed up the corporate ladder to ultimately become the West Kentucky Area manager. While on his journey, he graduated from Lindsey Wilson College, Summa Cum Laude, while taking night classes and working full-time. After 46 years he found himself still married to the road running Rhonda Reynolds Carter of Elizabethtown. Two daughters were blessed to this union, Cynthia Lorraine Carter Collins (Joshua) of Elizabethtown and Pamela Elaine Carter Wood (Matthew), of Elizabethtown; It gets better! three grandchildren plus a bonus; McKayla Collins, Peyton Collins, Landon Carter Wood, bonus- Michael Robert Wood; one sister; Mary Carter Pulliam (Marty) of Stanford; and two nephews, John Ray and Chris Ray.

His civic duties included: Kiwanis, Rotary Club, president of Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce, member of the Heritage Counsel, Tourism Committee, and 811 Board Member. Bill always took pride in serving his community.

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We would like to give a special thank you and appreciation to V.A. Paralyzed Veterans of America, Hosparus, and U of L ALS Clinic.

Visitation was Sunday, July 23 at Spurlin Funeral Home, Stanford.

Funeral services were Monday, July 24 beginning at 11 a.m. at Spurlin Funeral Home, Stanford. Officiating was Reverend Mike Mullins and Doctor Herstel “Butch” Carter.

 Interment was at Camp Nelson National Cemetery with military rites given by Caswell Saufley Post #18 American Legion.

Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers may be given to the ALS Association Kentucky Chapter, 8640 Haines Drive, Florence, KY 41042.

Casket bearers were Eddie Ray Carter, Steve Richardson, Steve Harvey, Tommy Hughes, Mark Reed, and Donald Taylor. Honorary bearers were his grandchildren, Tom Whatley, Wendell Whatley, Jim Anglin and Max Vincent.