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.
David reflected a life of JOY in Jesus. Our Birmingham grandchildren were touched by David in VBS. Our Athens grandchildren were greeted and loved by him on Sunday's and wendensday's. I personally always had grin on my face in response to something David said or did. I was amazed at how well he knew the families in our church and could recall names. David was a man who loved his family !! Renee, Haley, Hannah, and Hope you were so BLESSED!!!! My heart aches in your loss . Prayers for you during this difficult time. 🙏🏼❤️
Rusty and Anna Leigh Strickland
We loved Brother David. He made such an impact on us and my children. He baptized them both. We are so thankful we knew Brother David Carter. We love you all and are praying for you daily.
ken and debra porter
Our family will miss Brother David. Our grandson, JT, and I always looked forward to coming around the corner on Wednesday night to his big smile. He had an impact on everyone that he touched. Your family will be in our prayers, thoughts and our hearts!
Even as I am overwhelmed with grief, I know David is overwhelmed with joy meeting Jesus face to face. My heart is broken and aches for you, Renee, Haley, Hannah, Hope, Mrs. Carter, Craig, and entire Carter family. David was the sweetest, most gentle, caring, and God loving man! His love for children, of all ages, was so genuine. I will always remember how he made little ones squeal with delight at his animal sounds, how he would take little buddies with him on fishing trips, and how faithful he was to lead children to know Jesus. What a faithful servant of our LORD! He was so friendly and caring and always had a smile and warm greeting for everyone. He called to check on me and pray with me often. I will miss him terribly and will always carry him in my heart and memory. Know I am praying for each of you and keeping you in my thoughts daily. Love you so much! Roxanne Hill (Ms. Roxie)
Bobby & Gayle Carwile
What a wonderful Christlike man that made us feel so special. He is missed. Prayers and Love. Bobby and Gayle Carwile.
Bobby & Gayle Carwile
What a wonderful Christlike man who made us feel so special. He is missed. Prayers and love. Bobby and Gayle Carwile.
Our prayers are with you all. You were so blessed to have such a wonderful husband and father. He blessed all who knew him. We shall meet again. Roll Tide David!
Winfred(Bugs) &Sharon Brannon
We are so sorry to hear of David’s passing. His memory will live with us forever. He was a blessing to all who knew him. May God give all of his family comfort and peace during this time.
Joe and Rhia Turner
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
David was one of the most faithful man of God I new. We serve together over 30 years ago at Heritage Baptist Church in Huntsville. David had his priorities in order, he love God, His Family, and the ministry God had called him to. He had a way of making everyone smile and at the same time drive home the message of Jesus Christ. He will be missed, but for him he is in the presence of the King of King’s and the Lord of Lord’s, for David all thing have become new. Praying for Renee, and the Girls, Mrs. Wilma and Criag, and everyone that new him.