Monday, June 18, 2012

James Edsel Carter 1930-2005

James Edsel Carter, son of the late David Lloyd and Lillie (Altman) Carter, was born October 17, 1930 in Pierce County, Georgia where he grew up and attended school.

As a young man, James enlisted in the United States Army and served his country faithfully until his retirement August 31, 1973. While in the service, he earned the Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and had attained the rank of Sergeant First Class.

On March 12, 1998, James was united in marriage to Wanda Lee (Keller) Woodley in Waynesville, Missouri. They shared over seven wonderful years of marriage together.

After retiring from the Army, James became employed at Forney Airfield of Fort Leonard Wood. In his spare time, James enjoyed bowling and going to Wal-Mart and visiting with his friends. At home, he fed the squirrels for 15 years and they knew exactly when it was time to eat. James was a member of the Century Club (CORMV).

James passed away at 2:15 A.M. Tuesday, September 6, 2005 in the St. John's Regional Health Center of Springfield, Missouri at the age of 74 years, 10 months and 20 days.

James will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by his wife, Wanda of the home; one son: Garry Carter of Richland, Missouri; 2 step-daughters: Sandi Sapp of Laquey, Missouri and Lisa Holloway of Big Piney, Missouri; two brothers: David Carter of the state of Florida and Frank Carter of the state of Colorado; seven grandchildren: Crystal Sue Carter, Christy King, Susan Richardson, David Sapp, Sarah Sapp, Daniel Sapp and Blake Holloway; several other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, September 9, 2005 in the Memorial Chapel of Waynesville with Chaplain (CPT) Darin Powers officiating. The songs "In The Garden" and "Danny Boy" were played. Serving as escorts were Garry Carter, Kyle Holloway, Randy and David Sapp. Serving as honorary escort was Brad Collins.

Burial with military honors followed in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery of Big Piney, Missouri. Military honors were provided by the United States Army of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Services were under the direction of Memorial Chapel of Waynesville.

Memorial contributions are suggested in memory of James Carter and may be left at Memorial Chapel of Waynesville.

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