Mr. Jerry Lee Carter, 78, of Hazel Green, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2023 surrounded by his loving family, due to complications following surgery.
Jerry was born and raised in New Market, Alabama and graduated from Buckhorn High School in 1962 and the Tennessee Valley Vocational and Technical School. He retired from the U.S. Government as an Engineering Technician after working nearly 40 years for the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Army Test, Measurement, Diagnostic, Equipment Activity (USATA) at Redstone Arsenal.
He was a member of the Meridianville Church of Christ for over 35 years. Jerry served faithfully as Deacon in charge of Benevolence and devoted much of his life to helping those who were in need, both through his church and in the local community. Many fond memories were made on his summer mission trips to Costa Rica. He most enjoyed time spent on his hobby farm raising cattle, deer hunting, and fishing. His children and grandchildren were the highlight of his life and he delighted in talking about them and showing pictures to everyone. Jerry saw the good in everyone and everything, he was always eager to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it no matter who they were or where they were from. He will be remembered for his positivity, quiet generosity, giant smile and great bear hugs.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.W. & Rosa Lee Carter; His brother, Charles Carter; His father-in-law and mother-in-law, Arnold & Emma Dean.
Surviving family members include his wife of almost fifty-five years, Pat Carter; son and daughter-in-law, LTC (Ret) Jason & Linda Carter; son and daughter-in-law, Clinton & Rebecca Carter; daughter and son-in-law, Kristi & Rob Wells; His grandchildren Ashlee Carter Ambrose and her husband, Curtis; Caroline, Elizabeth, and Henry Carter; Latham and Larkin Wells; and Ryan McKee and his wife, Maria; his great-granddaughter, Charlotte McKee, and his sister, Frances Williams. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, and friends.
The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 5pm until 8pm at the Meridianville Church of Christ. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2pm at the church with Scotty Sparks, Randy Pyle, and Tom Brandon officiating. The family will receive friends for two hours prior to the service. Burial will follow the service at Taylor Cemetery in New Market.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Meridianville Church of Christ Benevolence Fund - P.O. Box 217, 12228 Highway 231/431 N., Meridianville, AL 35759
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. - 2 Timothy 4:7-8
Hazel Green Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.