David Glen Carter, age 57 of Athens died Sunday at Athens Limestone Hospital.
David was born October 14, 1962 in Madison County, Alabama. David was a minister for thirty eight years where he served at various churches, the last being at First Baptist Church Athens as the Pastor to children and young families. David was a impact at local schools through his reading programs where his kids knew him as Storyman or Maddog. David was the voice of the Golden Eagles basketball games as there floor announcer. He was a devoted husband and a awesome Dad, and a friend to anyone.
Survivors include, Wife, Renee Carter of Athens. Mother, Wilma Carter, Huntsville. Daughters, Haley Carter of Huntsville, Hannah Carter of Athens. Hope Carter of Athens. Brother, Craig Carter of Huntsville.
David was preceded in death by his father, Crawford C. Carter Jr.
Those serving as pallbearers will be Carl Runyon, Richard Peck, Terry Sharp, Jason Sharp, Jason Hodges, Andy Balch, Jamey Peck, and Jonathan Peck.
Due to the COVID -19 virus the memorial will be a private, family only service. The service will be available on the fbcathens.org website on Thursday evening.
The family ask anyone wishing to make a memorial donation to make it to scholarships for WinShape camp or donate children’s books in his memory for local schools. FBC Athens will provide links for donations. Spry Funeral Home is assisting the family.
What a privilege to work in ministry with David Carter. His impact in several communities will live on for a long time. His investment in young lives has made our world a better place. A big heart, a big smile, and tireless effort, along with David's commitment to our Lord and the message of salvation were his strong assets. He used the gifts God gave him to make the lives of others better. I will miss him greatly. Love to his family.
We am so so sorry to hear of David's passing. Renee, Haley, Hannah, Hope, Craig and Wilma, Jackie and I are praying for you all during this difficult time and the days to come. David was a joy to know and work with at Dogwood and we are grateful to have served along side him and all of you. May God give great grace during this time.
David & Jackie Heckman
So sorry to hear of Brother David’s passing. He meant so much to our family and to the children’s ministry. His smile and wonderful sense of humor as well as his ability to make everyone feel special and loved by God were gifts to us all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
I’m truly sorry for your loss. A great guy and a wonderful Christian man. I will miss him very much.
Judy and Phillip Davis
I am so very sorry. David was always so kind and gracious to me. I particularly remember my granddaughter wanting to ask David about Jesus on a morning of VBS week. I tried to tell her he was way too busy and to wait until lunch. She saw him in the sanctuary and he stopped working and sat down with her. I shall never forget that day! May God bless you and your family!!!
Jason and Kathy Bailey
Our thoughts, prayers, and much love to Renee, girls, and family. We both loved David and will miss him greatly.
I'm so sorry for your loss. David is a Great man! He touched so many lives but most of all his family. It was always evident how much he loved his girls, Rene, Haley, Hannah and Hope. He will be missed by a great multitude. Much love and hugs, Jeff Glaze and family
Vicki and Fred White
We love you guys! Please know we have you all in our thoughts and prayers every minute!
Mary Nelle Clem
I'm still in disbelief on the death of David. May we find comfort in knowing he is with Jesus and was doing what he loved and for the Children.
Valera & Marlin Anderson
Renee and girls, Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are just heart broken to hear about David- still seems unreal! We were out walking Sunday afternoon in Canebrake and just hate we missed David. He was one special man with so many talents and gifts. I always remember his smile and his love for his church family, especially the children. He will be greatly missed! That promise of seeing him again one day will keep us going. Sending hugs and much love to you all. Marlin, Valera and David Our son Daniel remembers their fishing trips and sends his love and prayers.