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.
Keeping all of the family in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you.
Greg & Diane Givens
We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Carter was such a kind and friendly person. He always spoke to us when we were there. He cared so much for our grandchildren, Brooks and Ally Givens. I know your church will miss him greatly. He touched so many lives. May you feel God's comfort during this time.
Greg & Diane Givens (Kevin's parents in Chattanooga)
I never knew Mr. David, but I know his sweet daughters Hope and Hannah. To see the light that they give is a testament to how they were raised. Praying for this family, for my friends.
Roark & Karen McDonald
We are heartbroken for the loss of your husband, father, youngest son, and little brother. May the power of God’s comforting Spirit ease your ache.
David was one of the greatest men I've ever known. I enjoyed the years that I was able to work with him in VBS and other ministries. He was truly a man of God, and was always thinking of new ways to reach out to the community to spread the love of Jesus. His positive attitude was infectious, and I don't remember ever seeing him without a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed. I'm praying that God will comfort the family in their loss.
Clay and Dana Whitehurst
We are thankful the Lord allowed our family to cross paths with David Carter. His loving legacy of generosity, and enthusiasm for the gospel inspired and encouraged us to persevere through tough times! Prayers and Love for Renee, the girls, Craig and Wilma. Clay, Dana, Abbie , Davis Whitehurst
Michael, Lindsey and kids
Today as we say a temporary goodbye, We can’t help but be so proud of the life you lived, the love you gave to all and the faith that you shared with countless people. From the moment we meet your precious family we all became family. We are so thankful that we have shared so many memories with you and you beautiful family. We wouldn’t have had any other person marry us and counsel us throughout the years. I’m so thankful for the friendship you shared, especially, with my daddy. Your laugh will truly be missed but your generosity and love will stay with us until we meet again! We love you so big “uncle” David, may you now bike on the streets of gold.
I am so sorry for your loss. David was a childhood friend of my father’s and recently did the ceremony for the passing of my grandmother. The Lord used his presence and gifts that day to provide tremendous amounts of comfort and love for my family. It was such an honor to meet him! Just from my small interaction with him, I personally felt the love of Jesus that day. I am praying comfort and peace over your family, and that the power and truth of the gospel be made ever so clear during this time of loss.
I met David Carter in early to mid eighties and I fell in Love with him and he has been a great friend to me ever since and his brother Craig!!! First time i seen Him he was doing a skit i heard This cricket sound and it got louder and louder and everyone was looking around and when i would See David in Athens i would Say to him i still Hear that dang cricket in my sleep and he would laugh only the way he could. Love this family!!! David Carter will be greatly missed!!!