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.
Dear Renee, Haley, Hannah, and Hope, Craig and Mrs.Wilma... we feel you already know our hearts, our love, and sense of loss... We so wish we could literally hug each of you right now... Since we cannot HUG you all right now, please know we will soon. Our hearts are truly breaking... But deep inside we know there is JOY awaiting us "When we all get to Heaven." "it will be worth it all when we see Jesus." May you feel the love and know how special David and each of you are to us.". May God's peace caress you today. Keep HIS song in your hearts. Roy & Pat and Family
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers
I have no words .... all I can do is pray for all of you, and love you ❤️❤️🙏🙏 We loved Bro. David and will miss him so much .... he was the best !!
Jimmy & Nan Swanner
I love that you chose this picture of David! I know it brings a smile to both of us because this is how David always looked. He had a huge smile that encompassed his whole being. I (Nan) only found out why he was called Maddog the last Wednesday night we had an actual service at the church. He asked if we knew why and I didn’t so we talked a few more minutes and then turned to walk out the door. He did his dog growl and bark and if I hadn’t been frozen in fear, I might have run all the way to the parking lot. Of course David thought it was hilarious. 😏 We will miss him terribly but rejoice in the fact that he is with Jesus now. I thank God for bringing us to FBC where not only did we come to love David, but the rest of the Carters. ❤️
Gayle & Bobby Jackson
David was a wonderful man. Our prayers to his family.
I'm so sorry for your loss. He was truly an inspiration to everyone. Praying for y'all 💜
Thank you Brother David, for sharing the love of Christ so freely to all of us. Thank you for being my friend. From the moment you left us until we meet again, you will be missed. I promise we will strive at FBC Athens to continue with your great Children’s Ministries. Your sweet family is in our daily prayers.
Prayers for the loss of David to all of his Family and Friends! May God bring you comfort during your heartaches. God Bless! Regards: Pat Lovell 🙏
Bro David, I loved you and your sweet and loving soul. I watched as you made so many children laugh and thrilled at each young child you had blessing to baptize (which I knew meant that you led that child to salvation)! You will be missed! Love your sweet family and praying for them.
Terry & Peggy Wheeler
Prayers for the family. David always had a smile on his face and the children loved him.