Boyce Leonard Carter, Jr. – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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 Boyce Leonard Carter, Jr. age 92 passed away, Wednesday, October 16, 2012 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

Mr. Carter was born in Mason, TN and grew up in Arlington the son of the late Boyce Leonard Carter, Sr. and Ida Lucille Anderson Carter. He attended schools in Shelby County and graduated from Bolton High School in 1938. He farmed and worked at Sears Roebuck. In 1941 he entered the U.S. Army during WWII and served in the South Pacific in the 158th Infantry. He made five amphibious landings, including Kiriwina Island, Sarmi River, Dutch East Indies, Lingayen in the Philippines and Legaspi. He returned in 1945 and in September 1945 married Irene Spencer. They made their home in Memphis where he was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 29 years retiring in 1982. They moved to Henderson in 1987. He was a member of the American Legion, V.F.W., Chester County Lions Club and the Chester County Senior Citizens, where he served on the Executive Board. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church while they lived in Henderson. They moved to Jackson’s St. Mary’s Manor in December 2000, returned to Henderson for a few years and then he moved back to Jackson in 2010. Mrs. Carter died in 2008.

He is survived by three brothers, Roy Carter of Saulsbury, Johnny Carter of Gilbertsville, KY and Dudley Carter of Cohasset, MA and a sister, Margaret Ellan Mason of Rochester, MI and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, and a brother Walker Carter.

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