Clyde C, Carter, 82, died Friday, March 20, 2020.
Mr. Carter was born Nov. 13, 1937, in Snead to Robert Sylvester and Leta Hill Carter. He was married to the former Dorris Sue Walker for more than 57 years.
He was a 1956 graduate of Fairview High School, served with the United States Air Force and loved protecting his country.
He joined the Redstone Federal Credit Union Family in 1966 and, in 1973 while working and starting a family, he obtained a bachelor of science degree in business from Athens College.
He continued his career with RFCU and held the position of vice president of operations until his retirement in 2005. He was a loyal leader, mentor, and friend to all that knew him during his 39-year career.
He was a faithful, loving, husband to Dorris and spent his life serving his bride. He was a loving father, to Darren and Bryan. Whether it was a beach trip, to see the Braves play or to cheer on the Crimson Tide, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
To know him was to know that he was not only a dad and hero to his boys but was a father figure to many. He loved coaching youth football and hauling most of the team to practice. Hearing “coach Carter, coach Carter” put a smile on his face and filled his heart. He was also a spoiling Paw-Paw to Eythan, Taylor and Tyler. His grandchildren were the pride and joy of his life. There were always kids, laughter, and teaching moments at the Carter house.
While family was important, it was his faith that he put first. He was a gentle, kind, humble and patient man He was always God-fearing, yet loving; Christ-following, yet serving in every aspect of his life. He was a Christian not just by words but through actions. He was a leader, mentor, and elder at Hebron Church of Christ.
His road here on earth was not always smooth but, he always kept on moving. He never allowed the pain of having his son, Bryan, taken from him or his 20 years of multiple cancers and other sickness stop him from his faith in God. His faith did not falter. He endured more than anyone would expect in a lifetime. But he did it humbly, gratefully, thankfully, lovingly and always letting the light of Christ shine through his every movement.
He is survived by his wife: Dorris Sue Carter; son: Darren Carter; special daughter-in-law: Sherrie Meads Carter; brother: Robert “Bob” Carter; sister and brother-in-law: Faye and Larry Tessman; grandchildren: Eythan and Sierra Carter, Taylor Carter, and Tyler Carter.
He was preceded in death by a son: Bryan Alan Carter; and brother: JB Carter.
Special thank you to the pallbearers Eythan Carter, Tyler Carter, Shawn Hester, Ron Decker, Pat Ashmore, and Lynn Hays; Brother Brock Johnson and Hebron Church of Christ, and Arab Heritage Memorial Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Hebron Church of Christ, 3382 Hulaco Rd, Joppa, AL 35087.