James W. Carter, longtime resident of Fraser, died peacefully in his home surrounded by the love of his family on March 29, 2021. He fought a courageous battle and is now at peace. James was 79 years of age.
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Jim was born on June 22, 1941 in DeKalb County, Tennessee, son of the late Wilber and Beulah (Lawrence) Carter. Jim grew up in Fraser, Michigan and was a 1960 graduate of Fraser High. He was united in marriage to his beloved wife, Ethel Mossop, on April 15, 1961; and their union was blessed with four amazing children of whom he loved and cherished. Jim began a career with Chrysler Corporation on October 21, 1963. He was a proud, loyal and dedicated employee for 34 years, retiring on January 31, 1997. After his retirement, he really never stopped working. He continued to sub-contract with Chrysler, always keeping busy and kept his family busy too! Jim enjoyed "Scraping." woodworking and working on model cars. He always looked forward to the warm summer months to be out on the water and scheduling his next car show to go to. Jim was quite the history buff who enjoyed going to museums and learning everyday about the past. Above all, he loved his family and treasured every moment shared in their company. Jim was an honest man who was giving in all ways and always had words of wisdom. He was quite charming, a ladies man, if you will, in a gentleman's way. He will always be known for being a good storyteller and his smile that would light up a room. James W. Carter will be deeply missed and his light will continue to glow in our hearts forever.
James is the loving and dedicated husband of Ethel (they will be celebrating their 60th Anniversary in Heaven on April 15th); cherished father of Kim (Blaine) Kennedy, Wanda (Paul) Matheny, Jamie (Debra) Carter and Jody (Ron) Nelson; dearest grandfather of Nathan (Alyssa), Cardell (Kourtney), Candice (Scott), Robert (Jacki), Mandy, Kenny James, Brooke, Shane, Brandon, Cory, Camron, Sandy, Lindsey, TonyLee (Christopher) and the late Justin; dear great grandfather of Devon, Hayden, Dillon, Kalli, Dominik, Brielle, Roman, Ava, Lylah May, Andrew, Adalina, Annabelle, Daisy and Olive; beloved brother of Diana (Ted) Bowman and the late Eugene Carter and Linda (Dennis) Olsen; and loving uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Road, Fraser, Wednesday 2pm -8pm and Thursday from 1pm until the time of funeral at 6pm. Share memories at www.faulmannwalsh.com