Saturday, February 27, 2010
What more honor can a Mason bestow than to accompany a fallen Brother to his last rites here on Earth? Several Brothers from Montgomery #426 had that privilege today at the memorial service given for Brother Don.
Don served as Worshipful Master of Montgomery #426, and was awarded his 50 year by GM Dan Rice at this past year's Annual District Communication.
Don's life travels was dotted with many memorable events along the way. He was husband to Amelia for 58 years, father to 6 kids, and served his country as a veteran of 20 years of service with the United States Air Force. He was Master of Montgomery in 2007, and was a Knights Templar, Royal Arch Mason.
He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
The US Air Force Honor Guard fold the flag to be presented to Don's wife Amelia.
21 Gun salute for a worthy fallen Brother.
Brothers from Montgomery Lodge along with Don's son EA Mason Dan McCarter, and nephew WB Bobby Lee McCarter.
Donald McCarter, age 77, of 896 Orton Road, Murphy, NC passed away Monday, February 22, 2010 at his residence.
He was born May 7, 1932 in High Point, NC. Donald was the son of the late Roy and Bertie Freeman McCarter. He served in the US Air Force for 20 years and retired in 1970. Donald also served as Director of Lose Prevention with Gulf State Utilities in Beaumont, TX and retired from Gulf State in 1997.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Amelia McCarter; two daughters, Donna Rae McCarter of Daytona Beach, FL and Sandra McCarter Sheppard and her husband, Ken of Ormond Beach, FL; four sons, Paul Douglas McCarter of Kady, TX, Franklin Lindsay McCarter and his wife, Vicki of Lake Norman, NC, Daniel Wayne McCarter and his wife, Dawn of Austin, TX and James Fredrick McCarter and his wife, Denys of Victoria, TX; two brothers, William McCarter and Robert McCarter; two sisters, Betty Bryant and Jeannie Craven; nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 4:00 PM, Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Ranger United Methodist Church in Murphy, NC. Rev. Nathan Finsel will officiate. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the United States Air Force Honor Guard.
Following the service the Ranger United Methodist Church will host a dinner in honor of the McCarter family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in memory of Donald McCarter to the Valley River Humane Society, PO Box 658, Murphy, NC 28906.