ELIZABETHTON — Darrel D. Carter, age 91, reached the goal for which he had lived his whole life on November 10, 2011, when he went home to be with the Lord.
He was a lifelong resident of Carter County. He retired from Bemberg and North American Plants in 1984 after 41 years employment.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Lillian Ellis Carter; a sister, Naomi Carr; brother, Blaine Carter; and by his beloved wife of 65 years, Dewana Maxwell Carter.
He was a member of Borderview Christian Church, where he served as Elder and Sunday School Teacher for many years. He most recently had attended Buffalo Valley Christian Church while living with his daughter.
He enjoyed woodworking and built numerous items that his family and friends will enjoy for a lifetime. He was a much-loved daddy, pa and brother who will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.
He is survived by his daughters: Glenda Tate Ball, of Johnson City, and Jane Shirley and son-in-law, Eddie Shirley, of Knoxville; Four Grandchildren: Steve Tate & Wife, Jamie, Jonesborough, Kevin Tate and wife, Sherry, Concord, N.C., Andrea Hamilton and husband, Will, Atlanta, GA, and John Shirley, Knoxville; Two Great Grandchildren: Sam Tate and Annie Tate; Sister: Muriel Turbyfill and husband, Doyle, of Watauga; as well as several nieces, nephews and many friends; Special sister-in-law: Jewell Collins and husband, Fred.
A Service to Celebrate the life of Darrel Carter will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Eric Evans, Minister, officiating. Mr. Scott Reynolds will give a Eulogy.
Entombment Service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in the Mausoleum of Peace, Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Terry Rice, Soloist, and Ray Don Markland, Pianist. Active Pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:20 a.m. Monday, will be: Steve Tate, Kevin Tate, Sam Tate, John Shirley, Eddie Shirley and Will Hamilton.
Darrel received excellent care from the Staff at Ivy Hall Nursing Home for the past four years. For the love and service of these caring individuals our family is forever grateful.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Carter to the Holston Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 5265, Kingsport, Tenn. 37663.
Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:20 a.m. Monday to go to the cemetery.
Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.