James F. Carter Jr.

HAMPTON - James F. Carter Jr., 86, a native of Halifax, Va., and a resident of Hampton since the mid 1940's, died Friday, May 14, 2004. After graduating from high school, Jim entered the Army Air Corps in 1937 and graduated from the Casey Jones Aviation School of Aeronautics as an aviation mechanic. He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War. After retiring from a career in the Air Force, Mr. Carter served as head custodian at Newport News High School for several years, and then entered the civil service before retiring in 1983. Jim, a spirited soul, was known for his big smile and generosity toward those in need. He enjoyed going for walks and could be seen over the years returning errant shopping carts at Todd Center to their rightful positions. Jim was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Townes, two sisters and one brother. Jim leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of 58 years, Jean Carter; one daughter, Margaret Altman and her husband, Wayne, of Smithfield; two sons, Edward Carter and his wife, Valerie, of Chesapeake, and James Carter III and his wife, Mary Jo, of Hampton; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Bethany United Methodist Church, Todd's Lane. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church at P.O. Box 905, Halifax, VA 24558, or the Alzheimer's Assoc., 29 Interstate Corp. Center, Suite 233, Norfolk, VA 23502. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton.

Published in the Daily Press from 5/15/2004 - 5/20/2004.

Jean, Margaret Ann, Eddie and Jimbo,
I just found out about your father and I am so sorry. I didn't know until tonight or I would have been there. I have such fond memories of James, he has been there my whole life on Edgewood. I love you all and if there is anything I can do, let me know.
Vicki Linkous Sterling (Newport News, VA ) - May 22, 2004
To all of the Carter Family, we miss seeing Mr. Carter walking down the street in the mornings and afternoons going to the parking lot across the street. He was a good neighbor and friend to my parents and we surely miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. Love, Annette (Dunn) Firth, and Phyllis Dunn
Annette Firth (Hampton, VA )  - May 21, 2004
Having graduated from NNHS in 1965, I have fond memories of Mr. Carter. He was a nice man who always had a smile and seemed to think a lot of the students. The Class of '65 dedicated their yearbook to Mr. Carter. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Ron Smith
Ronald Smith (Newport News, VA )  - May 20, 2004