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Edward L. Carter, Jr.

September 26, 1946 — July 2, 2023

Dothan

Edward L. Carter, Jr., known to all as Ed, was born on September 26, 1946 in Pelham, Georgia. During his life he also spent time residing in Fitzgerald, Georgia, and then later moved his family to Moultrie, Georgia in 1979. Ed later made his way to Dothan, Alabama, and considered it his home for nearly 30 years until his passing on July 3, 2023. He was 76 years old.

Ed is preceded in death by his late wife of 30 years, Betty Carter. Ed was born to his late parents, Edward Lawrence Ezekiel Carter, Sr. and Sara Ann Moorefield Carter, and was the brother of David Carter and the late Jim Carter. Ed leaves behind his cherished daughters, Kristi Carter Price and Melanie Carter Hachmuth. His three wonderful grandchildren also survive him, Andrew Blake Hall, Anna Claire Teresa Price, Maxwell David Price, and Betty's grandson, D.J., who referred to Mr. Ed as "Papa".

Ed's early years were spent in Fitzgerald, Georgia, where he graduated from Fitzgerald High School, and played hard as a Hurricane on the wrestling mat and the football field. His love for his school was only surpassed by his love for the University of Alabama, whose Crimson Tide he supported with loyalty.

A Vietnam veteran, Ed served his country with honor. He later applied his technical knowledge at GTE which then later became known as Alltel, where he worked as an electronics technician. His retirement from GTE was but a brief pause before he joined the team at Ft. Rucker, continuing his work on various electronics. Ed was a man who found joy in the mending of circuits and wires.

Ed's spiritual journey led him to serve as a Deacon and audio/visual director at Abundant Life Assembly of God church. His service extended beyond the walls of the church, as a member of the Shriners where he often volunteered in local parades and community activities, bringing joy to the faces of children and adults alike.

Ed was a kind man, his intelligence matched only by his humor. He was a man who spread joy through his faith and bright smile.

There will be a celebration of Ed's life at a later date with friends and family in his home state of Georgia.

Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home (334) 983-6604 www.SunsetMemorialPark.com
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