James Albert Carter better known as Boo Carter, died at his home at the age of 91 on Tuesday May 25th 2021 at 1:30 am due to health complications.
He was the beloved husband of Rose Lee Carter, who proceeded him in death in 1988.
Together they shared many years of marriage and raised many children.
Boo was born in the small town of Chocowinity NC, to his parents, James Carter and Laura Gray Carter on May 4th 1930.
Although Boo attended the local school in his neighborhood, when possible, but his best education of things came from the learning stemming not from books alone, but from lessons learned through life.
Boo is survived by his children, Alphonsa Carter (Janicae), Rayvon McCoy (Sarah), Carolyn Cradle (Nate), James Keyes (Jessie Mae), Patricia Crandall (Freddie), James Earl Carter, Rose Marie Thompson (Sam), Mary Lee Dail (Ken), Sarah Carter.
He is also survived by 23 grandchildern, some great grandchildern and a few great, great grandchildern. Survived also by two sister, Lizell Carter and Clora Williams, with sister in laws, Lena Myers, and Alberta Brooks.
Boo was proceeded in death also by his sister Sarah Ema, his brothers, Lou Arthur, Artist Williams, and Henry Lee Myers. Also proceeded by three children, Ella Carter, Annie Marie and Robert Edgar.
Boo leaves behind a host of Nieces and Nephews that he loved very much, they were always loving and supportive to him. Especially supportive and loving down through the years, were Niece Phyllis Meyers and family and Lee Williams and family. Boo loved all of his nieces and nephews very much and was always happy when they payed him a visit.
Boo accomplished much good during his life, raising many children to be mature respectable adults. He held down numerous jobs to provide for his family, including, logging in the lumber industry, working at the lumber mill, working to the fields and finally working at the Department of Transportation of NC.
Boo retired at the age of 62 from D.O.T. of NC. After 22 years. Retired as a leadwork and awarded a certificate by the DOT for his many years of faithful service. He was a hard worker and never missed a day of work.
Boo like to hunt, but loved fishing, taking his boat on the water.
Boo bought property, vehicles, and his home, all mainly with cash. He knew how to save and spend wisely. But mostly he knew how to be content.
Boo was truly content and enjoyed the life he made for himself, his wife and their children.
And we his children loved him very much and hate to let him go. It’s very painful to let go.
But the way he lived, the things he taught us, the way he loved us and our mother, this will always live in our hearts, he will be with us always.
We love you Daddy.
Joseph B. Paul, Jr. & Washington Funeral & Cremation - Directions
4500 Hwy 264 E., Washington, NC 27889 T:252-975-4500
- Sunday, May 30, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM