Obituaries

Jack Thomas Carter

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JACK THOMAS CARTER, 76, of Little Rock, Ark., entered into eternity with the Lord Friday, Sept. 24, 2010. He was born Sept. 10, 1934 in Memphis, Tenn. Jack graduated from the University of Tennessee with an Electrical Engineering degree. He moved to Little Rock, Arkansas in 1959 as a sales engineer for Honeywell Corporation. He joined Immanuel Baptist Church soon thereafter where he met and married the love of his life, Mary Winston, of Newport, Ark. Jack began working for Turner McCoy Mechanical Contractors until 1970, when he established Jack T. Carter Company, a distributor for HVAC equipment. He faithfully led and worked in this family business up until a few days before his death. He was pleased to see all four of his sons work with him in the company. Jack was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church for over 50 years, serving as a Deacon for almost 35 years, a Sunday school teacher, RA's leader, and on numerous committees during that time. He served our country in the Armed Services for seven years, concluding with the rank of Captain in the Air National Guard. A registered Professional Engineer in the State of Arkansas, he was a lifetime member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and served as Area Director for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) early in his career. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he left a legacy of faithfulness, integrity and devotion to His Lord and his family. He was preceded in death by his son, Todd A. Carter; his parents, Jack R. and Sarah Carter; and a sister, Betty Smith. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Winston Carter; sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Tessa Carter of Rogers, Mark and Laura Carter of Little Rock, John and Christa Carter of Knoxville, Tenn., Brenda Carter of Little Rock and 13 grandchildren, Madison and Chloe Carter of Rogers, Jacob, Matthew and Tyler Carter of Little Rock, Michael, Katherine, Leslie and Ashley Carter of Little Rock, Craig, Kyle, Mary Claire and Sarah Anne Carter of Knoxville, Tenn. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, (501)224-8300. After a private graveside service with the family, a celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at Immanuel Baptist Church, with Dr. Gary Hollingsworth officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church Building Fund, 501 N. Shackleford Road, Little Rock, Ark. 72211. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.

Published September 26, 2010