Rupert Carter Jr.

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Rupert G. Carter Jr.
WAKEFIELD—Rupert Guy Carter Jr., 75, died Feb. 8, 2009, at Southside Regional in Petersburg.
Mr. Carter was born in Boykins on June 2, 1933, the only child of Rupert Carter and Florie Barnes Carter.
He was a member of Newsoms United Methodist Church. He was a Wakefield resident for 45 years.
He was drafted into the Army in 1953 and was stationed in Japan. He was an avid fisherman for years and a NASCAR follower. He began developing his woodworking skills some 20 years ago and delighted in making furniture for his family members.
He was a member of the Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department in the mid 60’s. He was also a member of the Newsoms Ruritan Club and when he moved to Wakefield in 1963, he transferred his membership to the Wakefield Ruritan Club and served as club president in 1970 and was named Ruritan of the Year in 1995.
Survivors include his wife, Aldia Spiers Carter; a daughter, Karen C. Kingery and son-in-law, Jeff of Bedford; two sons, John Roy Carter of Portsmouth and Brian K. Carter of Southampton County; and his beloved grandchildren, Robyn, Kristin and David Kingery and Brittany Carter.
The family received friends at the Purviance Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home in Wakefield from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today in the Wakefield Cemetery.
The family is being served by the Purviance Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home in Wakefield.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Waverly Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 583, Waverly, VA 23890 or to Tidewater Academy, P.O. Box 1000, Wakefield, VA 23888.