William (Bill) Jennings Carter, 60, passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at University of Louisville Hospital in Kentucky.
He was born on April 26, 1957 in Sumter, SC to William J Carter, Sr. and Carol Shaw Carter. Bill grew up in Sumter, SC. He graduated from Wilson Hall. After high school he attended Newberry College where he received a degree in Political Science.
He was a commercial real estate developer with Summit Realty.
Bill married Gail Andrews in 1984 in Sumter, SC. They were happily married for 33 years.
Bill was a member of Kappa Alpha Order, served as an IPTAY representative for several years, and was a member of the Touchdown Club . He enjoyed Clemson football, playing with his grandkids, and hosting events at the Carter Cabin.
Bill is survived by his spouse Gail Andrews of Sumter; his daughter Mary Ashly, (David) Garrison of Sumter; his sisters, Bett Carter of Columbia; Vicki (Cliff) Goodwin of Sumter; Cindy (BoBo) Thompson of Georgetown; his grandchildren Skyler and Tristan Garrison, and his nephews, Robert Peeler and Carter Thompson, and other relatives.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William J Carter, a daughter, Katherine Nicole, and a granddaughter, Dakota Marie.
A memorial service will be held at Alice Drive Baptist Church at 11:00 am, Friday, September 29, 2017 at 1305 Loring Mill Road. Clemson attire welcome. Burial will be private.
The family will be greeting friends and relatives following the service.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Youth Mission Fund, Alice Drive Baptist Church, 1305 Loring Mill Road, Sumter, SC 29150.
You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family’s guest book.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.
Alice Drive Baptist Church
Friday September 29th, 2017
1305 Loring Mill Road
Sumter , SC 29150
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Patti Baker Welday lit a candle on Oct 4 2017 09:57:49 AM
So very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Enjoyed getting to know him and your family through my association with the Timmerman Cub Scout Pack 3 a couple of years ago. Praying God's peace and comfort for each of you.
Submitted by Carol Latimer Finethy on Oct 2 2017 12:25:05 PM
Gail, I am so very sorry. I pray for God's peace and mercy.
Submitted by Loretta Clark Thompson on Oct 1 2017 12:51:10 PM
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Lisa McElveen Ramsing lit a candle on Sep 28 2017 03:47:01 PM
I was so blessed to have
been a classmate with Bill
at Wilson Hall. Sweet memories. My heart truly breaks for the entire Carter Family and especially for Gail. I will never forget the last conversation Bill and I had.He acted so much like a big brother trying to protect & help his little sister (me) with what I was dealing with. That meant the world to me and I held on to that & it kept me going.Then we both shared our love and prayers together and Hugged each.
One day when we are ALL
called home to Heaven there
will be no more heartaches or tears and No More Goodbyes.
Rest in Peace Bill.
Submitted by Lisa McElveen Ramsing on Sep 28 2017 03:44:47 PM
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Debra McElveen lit a candle on Sep 28 2017 01:16:28 PM
My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to all the Carter family. My you always feel God's presence and strength to lean on in the days to come.
Submitted by Vivian on Sep 28 2017 10:50:49 AM
My prayers go out to the family - my mother used to work for Bill's mama at Carol's Heritage - and I remember Bill fondly during our high school years. Hugs to all of you (Vicki and Cindy) and may God bless you with peace and comfort. Love, Terri Stafford Stokes
Submitted by Terri Stokes on Sep 28 2017 08:59:02 AM
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