Billy Joe Carter, 69, passed away on June 15, 2002 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Bill was born on January 13, 1933 in Dallas, Texas, the eldest son of Albert and Sarah Carter. He graduated from Denver City High School. Upon graduation, Bill immediately began work on his career in the industrial insulation business where he spent more than 50 years as an independent contractor working on projects both in the United States and overseas. He will be remembered for his unique approach to problem solving, his spirit of generosity, and his love of fishing. Bill will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Carter; sister, Lanelle Carter; brother, Gerald Carter; and nephew, Dennis Carter. He is survived by his mother, Sarah; his sister, Carolyn Carter of Little Elm, Texas; Patricia Carter of Conroe, Texas; Brenda Lenard of Dallas, Texas; his children, W.L. "Tex" Carter and wife Kay, Mike Carter and wife Sheila, Mark Carter and wife Lisa, Peggy Freeman and husband Ellis, Charlie Carter and wife Paige, Tim Carter and wife Meredith, Casey Carter and wife Veronica, and Candice Arthur and husband Darrin; grandchildren, Celestin, John, Eric, Macarena, Michelle, Rita, Brandy, Larry, Sarah, Luke, Erin, Rose, Luke, Destiny, Victoria, Kris, Catherine, Madison, and Cole; great-grandchildren, Jake, Joshua and Leilani; special nieces and nephew, Beverly Jones, Brandie Carter and Nathan Burnett; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, loyal employees and friends also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in Living Word Baptist Church, 2715 Hwy. 720 West, Little Elm, Texas, phone (972) 292-2676, with Joseph T. "Buddy" Garland officiating. Interment will follow at the Little Elm Cemetery, Little Elm, Texas. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 18, 2002 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cashner Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Living Word Baptist Church, P. O. Box 660, Little Elm, Texas 75068 where Bill's mother and sister worship, or to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P. O. Box 297153, Houston, Texas 77397.