Robert Hyman Carter
Robert Hyman Carter
  • January 20, 1943 - December 20, 2017
  • Greensboro, North Carolina

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Bob Carter was a man of many talents, wonderful husband, loving father and beloved grandfather. He passed away on December 20, 2017 at the age of 74 in the company of his wife and daughter. His life will be celebrated at 11 AM, Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, Greensboro. His son, Pastor Jason Carter, accompanied by Pastor Robert Miller, will officiate. The family will greet friends beginning at 10 AM prior to the service.
Robert Hyman Carter was born and reared in Knoxville, TN and graduated from Young High School. In 1964 he joined the US Navy and served aboard the USS Kaskaskia (AO-27). After his honorable discharge from the Navy he attended The University of Tennessee and studied Art History. His love for art, music and writing remained with him throughout his life. He self-published three fictional books based upon his service in the Navy and through the years was an organizing member of several bands. He was an accomplished trumpeter beginning in the high school marching band and formed his first band in Knoxville, TN in the early 1960's, was a solo artist and continued his passion for music when he and his wife, Karen Wood, whom he married in 1970, moved to Greensboro in 1971. His love of art served him well as he was a successful screen printer with Screen Media and Bradley Screen Printing in Greensboro. In 1992, Bob organized "River City Team Pool", a billiards league where he forged life -long friendships and enjoyed the comradery of individuals who shared his love of the game.
He and Karen were faithful members of Friendly Avenue Baptist Church for 37 years. His love of and faith in God was steadfast and an integral part of what made Bob an extraordinary husband and father. He was supportive and encouraging of his children's endeavors and loved to chaperone their school activities and trips. Even though his feelings and viewpoints may not have been popular or welcomed by his peers in the 60's and 70's, he was inspired by the decency of others and concerned about the liberties and rights of his fellow men and women. Bob was a reliable provider of his family's needs, a good hearted and funny friend, and made others feel welcome in his company. His family cherishes trips to the mountains of East Tennessee and several other locales where they spent vacations enjoying the beauty and majesty of nature.
Bob is survived by his wife of 47 years, Karen Wood Carter; children and their spouses, Jason (Melanie) Carter and their children, Isaiah, Sophia and Jonah of Gurnee, IL and Stephanie Carter (Peter) Bradley and their child, Ella of Greensboro; and extended family, including nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and many first and second cousins. In addition to his mother, Mattie Boyd Carter, Bob is preceded in death by his sister, Geneva.
Online condolences may be offered at Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm chapel is assisting the Carter Family.