Willie Lee Carter, Sr., 90, died Saturday, October 15, 2016.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Scotland Neck. Interment will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery. The Reverend Matthew Jones will be presiding.
The family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery.
Willie was born on December 16, 1925 in Garland, NC to the late Sylvester and Fannie Carter and was the oldest of 11 children. He met Margaret Allen at the war plant in Elizabethtown, NC. They married in 1944 and had 3 children. Willie worked for Green Brothers prior to moving to Scotland Neck in 1959 and managed Clark Farm for 30 years before joining his son, Billy, at Carter Farms. A hardworking and honest man, he retired from farming in 2001.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Allen Carter; his son, Willie Lee “Billy” Carter, Jr.; and his grandson, Christopher Lee “Chris” Carter.
Willie is survived by his daughters, Susie C. Fleming and husband Russ of Spring Grove, VA and Brenda C. Phelps and husband Joey of Washington; his daughter-in-law, Beverly Carter Walker and husband Greg of Scotland Neck; his sisters, Linda Hood and husband Jimmy of Matthews, Barbara Jean Johnson of Garland, and Elizabeth Carter of Greensboro; his brother, R.B. Carter and wife Alice of Garland; six grandchildren, Beth C. Burchell and husband Greg, Russell A. Fleming, Jr., Anna F. Padgett and husband Jay, Randall C. Fleming and wife Jen, Eric D. Phelps and wife Kaleena, and Will C. Phelps; six great-grandchildren, Brittany Fleming, Haley Fleming, Russell Fleming, Emma Grace Fleming, Lauren Phelps, and Lennox Phelps; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.