William “Bill” Franklin Carter was born June 29, 1939, to the late Welton and Elvie Carter of Fairmont, NC. He entered his eternal rest on March 31, 2022, surrounded by family and friends at his home.
William was preceded in death by two sons, Tony Hunt and Shawn F. Carter; his first wife, Cattie Bell Carter; siblings, Luke, English, Evirt, Johnny, Grace Locklear and Quennie Hunt.
Those remaining to treasure his memory, his wife, Lena Carter of the home; children, Rev. Dwayne Hunt (Connie), William Spencer Carter (Melanie), Victoria Collins (Mitch), Loutrina Hunt Carter, Willette Francine Oxendine (Gary); stepchildren, Donald Tubbs (Angela), Teresa Tubbs, Michael Tubbs, Diana Baker (Shane), James Tubbs (Rhonda); 29 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren due this year; along with a host of friends and family.
Master Sergeant William Carter’s military service consisted of United States Marine Corps and the United States Army. During his brave service it included 3 overseas assignments with 2 tours being during the Vietnam War.
During this time, he received the following: the Bronze Star Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster, Us Army Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Service Medals, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal Republic of Vietnam Ranger Badge, Republic of Vietnam Parachutist Badge, Greek Free Fall Parachute Medal, Marine Corp, Good Conduct Medal, US Army Parachute Badge, Army Good Conduct 4 Loups.
His service schools included: Amphibians School, Demolition School, Military Police Supervisor School, US Army Parachute School, US Army Special Forces Basic Course, US Army Special Forces Qualification Course, US Army Special Forces, Light Heavy Weapons Course, Special Forces Operation and Intelligence Course, Special Forces Military Free Fall Course, Vietnamese Language School (8 Weeks), Greek Language School (24 Weeks), Servol Croatian Language School (20 Weeks).
His education included Fairgrove High School, Fort Bragg Education Center, Fayetteville Technical Community College, Columbus College, and Robeson Community College.
Master Sergeant William Franklin Carter retired from the military and retired from Robeson Community College after working 18 years as the facility director.
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