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.
Sweet Renae, Haley, Hannah & Hope- I am so thankful to Jesus for allowing our paths to cross at First Baptist Grant. Our greatest memories are from the times your family ministered there. Renae, both you and David ministered in such different ways but were both equally effective. We will never forget the impact you had on all of our lives. We were talking yesterday about how David lived his life for The Lord and how blessed we were to know him. We are praying for comfort today and the days ahead. This keeps going through my head, "When We All Get To Heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be..." With love to you all, Stevie, Melody, Griffin, Garrett, Bailey, and Alex Gamble
The Grimes Family from Grant
We are so sorry to hear of David's passing. David's smile, love and his commitment to the ministry to young lives were beyond amazing. Many years ago, David took scuba diving lessons with Josh and Daniel. He came several times to watch Josh and Daniel race. It was always a joy to see him. As the boys became adults with family's of their own he still kept up with them on Facebook and offered them his continued support and love. The morning of the day we lost him. We all laughed at his video truly a testament of his love. We will miss him. We will continue to keep Renee and the girls in our prayers.
To all David's Family,may you all find peace in knowing that today He is rejoicing. We will miss Him very much,He was one the finest Christian's l have know.May God bless you all.
Loved David. Praying for the entire family. Good bless you all
Love you guys praying for you'll.
so sorry for your loss. But remember, hod lived with David here on earth and now David has gone to live with God in Hrsven. Sending my love to all the family. I
Bob & Debra Moder
Praying for you all. We love you!
You were my big brother growing up, will cherish those moments forever. I know you're sad to leave us, but I know you'd want us to be joyous for you as you're in the Lord's kingdom. I'm sure you're catching up with your dad talking about family, fishing and Alabama football. This is not a goodbye, but will miss you until we see each other again, love you brother
Wishing you all the peace that only God can home in times like these. I pray that God will be with you now and in the days to come. Love you all