Wallace Hampton Carter

Male 1934 - 2015  (80 years)

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  • Name Wallace Hampton Carter 
    Born 04 May 1934  Raleigh Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 02 Apr 2015  Newark, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, New Castle Co. DE Find all individuals with events at this location 

      1940 Census
      Name: Wallace H Carter
      Age: 5
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1935
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birthplace: West Virginia
      Marital Status: Single
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Home in 1940: Trap Hill, Raleigh, West Virginia
      Inferred Residence in 1935: Trap Hill, Raleigh, West Virginia
      Residence in 1935: Same House
      Attended School or College: No
      Highest Grade Completed: None
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Elisha L Carter 32
      Goldie E Carter 26
      Verla L Carter 8
      Wallace H Carter 5


      The News Journal, 31 Mar. 2015

      Wallace Hampton Carter was born in Eccles, WV on May 4, 1934 in a coal mining community. He was the first son of Elisha Carter and Goldie Boyd Carter. Wallace was a typical southern boy, hunting, fishing and enjoying the wild mountains of West Virginia. In High School, Wallace played football and basketball. He met the love of his life, Annette Farmer, and they recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. After graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy where he rose to the rank of EM3-Electricians Mate. He served on the USS Laning and loved to tell stories of his days at the sea and on shore patrol.

      After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he and Annette married and attended Concord College together. While in college, they were blessed with the birth of their son, Michael Elisha, and two years later, a daughter, Lynette. After graduation, the family moved to Newark, DE, where Rebecca was born. Wallace started teaching at Brandywine Jr. High School. He coached football at Elkton High while teaching at Elkton Middle. Wallace ended his teaching career at Cherry Hill Middle. He prided himself that he remembered each and every student throughout his 28 years in education.

      Pop loved his church and all the people that he encountered. He had a great faith that God will provide for us in all things. He was willing to share whatever he had with those in need.

      Wallace was preceded in death by Goldie, his mother; Elisha, his father; sister, JoAnn Heffrin of FL; and infant brother, Gerald.

      Wallace is survived by his wife, Annette Farmer Carter; sister, Sharon Stevens of Cross Lanes, WV; three children: Michael and his wife Janice (Whann) of Newark, Lynette and Dr. John Phillips of Earleville, MD, and Rebecca Carter Boothe and husband, Terry of Newark; six grandchildren that he adored: Shelby Carter, Elisha Carter, Dalton Carter, Faith Nicole Boothe, Jaden Cole Boothe, and Slater Ian Phillips.

      A visitation will be held from 9:30-11:00 AM on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Calvary Baptist Church, 215 E. Delaware Ave., Newark, DE 19711 followed by a service celebrating Wallace's life at 11:00 AM. Burial with military honors will be at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Bear, DE on Tuesday, April 7 at 11:00 am where all are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church.

      Funeral Home
      Strano and Feeley Family Funeral Home
      635 Churchmans Road Newark, DE 19702

    Person ID I33010  Master File
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2016 

    Father Elisha L. Carter,   b. ca 1908, Wise Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. unknown 
    Mother Goldie Elizabeth Boyd,   b. 20 Nov 1913, Wise Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1968, Raleigh Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Family ID F13809  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annette Farmer 
    +1. Michael Elisha Carter
    +2. Lynette Carter
    +3. Rebecca Carter
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F13811  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart