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.
Praying for your family. The children in the nursery always enjoyed David coming by and making his animal noises. We all loved him and his dedication to the children's ministry. He will be greatly missed.
so sorry and sad when I learned of Bro. David’s passing. Prayers to all the family during this difficult time. But, know we’ll all meet again with our Lord soon. David loved children and they loved him. Prayers 🙏🙏
Praying for God’s comfort for your family
He was a great man! I didn’t know if personally but I knew of him from church events such as VBS conference and I followed him on Facebook. I loved watching his Facebook videos and learning from him at the VBS trainings. He was a great man of God and will truly be missed. Prayers for each family member and friend.
Dear Rene, Haley, Hannah, and Hope, You have been in my thoughts and prayers continually. We loved David and love you. I am so sad about our loss. He was a true friend and such a special person. You will continue to be in my prayers. Love, Mrs. Jan
I am truly sorry for your loss. Brother David will certainly be missed. He brought so much life into a lot of children’s lives. We will miss his funny faces and funny noises to make everyone laugh.
Larry and Jeanne Keenum
David will surely be missed! Love and sympathy to your family!
Fred and Sandra Mitchell
A truly great and wonderful man. Thank you for sharing him with us adults and all the children he worked with through the years.
There are no words for the loss and sadness we feel. David was such a huge part of our church family and he touched our children’s lives from the time we joined FBC Athens. To Renee, Haley, Hope and Hannah please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers and if there is anything you need we are only a phone call a way. May God wrap His love around you and may you feel His grace with you always. We love you Carter family with all our hearts.
David and Melissa Marbut
May God hold you all in the palm of his hands during this very difficult time and give you peace knowing you will be together again in Heaven.