Robert Lee “Sonny” Carter – Obituary

By  | February 25, 2018 | Filed under: Obituaries, Spry-Williams Funeral Home

Robert Lee “Sonny” Carter, age 86, of Florence, passed away February 24, 2018. Visitation will be Monday, February 26, from noon until 2 p.m. at Central Baptist Church in Florence. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m., with Brother Tommy Ferguson officiating. Burial will be at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Carter was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest L. and Gertie B. Carter and a daughter, Lisa Lynn Carter.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee Carter; daughter, Cheryl Carter; son, Lee Carter (Mary); grandchildren, Jason R. Calvert (Brianne) and Kayla Carter; and great-grandchild, Owen Calvert.

Mr. Carter served in the Korean War in a SCARWAF Unit, a branch of the US Army. He was employed by Independent Life for 34 years, serving in management for 31 years. He served as president of the Russellville Bass Club, North Alabama CLNR, Tennessee River Bass Club.

He was a man who loved God, family, nature, and his fellow man.

The family would like to express their appreciation to ECM Hospital staff for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Baptist Church. Condolences may be left at

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