John Ralph (Pop) Carter

Funeral services for Mr. Carter are scheduled for noon Wednesday, Aug. 28 with Bro. Tom Watson and Bro. Kevin Dye officiating. Interment will follow at the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in Gainsboro. Visitation will be Tuesday for 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday after 10 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo.

Mr. Carter, 86, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Aug. 26, 2013. Pop, as all knew him, was born to the late John Richmond “Tack” Carter and Lassie Mae Hargis Carter on Dec. 27, 1926, in the Liberty community of Jackson County, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents and 11 siblings.

After serving in the Korean War, he met and married his beloved wife, Pauline (Polly) Ledford Carter who passed away May 16, 1996. To this union two sons were born and survive, Bruce Carter (Jackie) and Terry Carter (Penny).  He is also survived by three grandchildren whom he loved dearly: grandsons, Kyle Carter and Scott Carter; granddaughter, Tessa Carter; and two great-grandchildren, Jilly and Olivia Carter; sister, Mable Ashley Carter Gillespie; many nephews and nieces.

Pop was a dedicated member of Philadelphia Church of Christ serving as a deacon until his passing. He worked for Chaffin’s TV & Appliance Store for many years.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dalton Chaffin and Breakfast Buddies at Hardee’s.

Active pallbearers will be Kyle Carter, Scott Carter, John Walker, Wayne Drennan, Scott Lough and David Midgett.

Comments

Joanna Fillingham

I am so sorry to hear of Pop's passing. My first husband, Jim Haley worked with Pop at Chaffin's TV before Jim passed away of cancer in 1997. I worked with Polly at UMC Hospital until her passing in 1996. I have a lot of very fond memories of both of them and they were two very special people. They are together know rejoicing with our Lord. All the family will be in my prayers during this difficult time.
Prayers,
Joanna Haley Fillingham

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