James Thomas Carter, age 74, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2021 at Scott and White Hospital, Hillcrest in Waco, Tx. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Hillcrest Garden of Memory in Hillsboro. A visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors in Hillsboro. Facial masks and social distancing are required.
Jim was born on January 5, 1947 to Thomas Gibbs Carter and Mattie Lynn Carter (Moser). He was a graduate of Lubbock High School. Jim attended Texas Tech University for one semester before joining the Unites States Army to serve his country on April 30, 1967. He served as an Aircraft Crewman and Heavy Vehicle Operator. While serving in the Army, Jim was the recipient of an Aircraft Crewman Badge, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Expert Rifleman. Jim was honorably discharged on May 1, 1970 as a Sergeant.
Jim was married to Judith Senah Johnston on September 4, 1970. Judy was the love of Jim's life and they lived happily in love for 50 years. On August 11, 1976, Jim and Judy's first daughter Senah was born and 5 short years later, Jamey was born to complete their family. Jim was a servant of the Lord and loved sharing the Gospel with anyone that would listen. Jim became an ordained minister on January 31, 2010.
Jim was preceded in death by his Father Tom, Mother Lynn and brothers Cecil and Ronny. Jim is survived by his beautiful bride Judy, daughter Senah and husband Jason, daughter Jamey and husband Will.
Jim is survived by his grandchildren, Eric Evans; great grandson, Eadyn, Morgan Evans; great grandson, Luka, Trey and fiancé, Maisey, Taralyn, Brooklyn, Emma, Lainey and Kenzley; his brother, Randy and wife, Mosey, their children, Brandi, husband Eric and their son, Carter, Cody and wife Kasey. Jim has many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews and cousins surviving.
Our dad/Papa was loved more than he could ever imagine. There was nothing in the world he wouldn't do for his family. Though he is now rejoicing in heaven, his legacy will live on through all of us that loved him. Until we see you again Pops, we know you are watching over us all.
The Carter family would like to thank the nursing staff at Hillcrest for their incredible loving care of our dad and a very special thank you to Jenn Hudson for being our lifeline.
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