Robert Thompson Carter Jr.

Published 7:47 am Sunday, August 5, 2012

Robert Thompson Carter Jr., 83, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 at Regency Hospital in Covington.

He was a native of Greensburg and a longtime resident of Bogalusa, where he worked for 55 years at the Bogalusa paper mill. He retired as a major in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He was a member of Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial United Methodist Church of Bogalusa.

He is survived by his brother, Burrell J. Carter; his daughter, Elizabeth Carter Weill; his son, Clay Alston Carter, and daughter-in-law, Barbara Carter; his grandsons, Clay Weill, Lee Carter and Thomas Carter; and three great-grandchildren, Carter, Avi and Gary Weill.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Thompson Carter Sr. and Anna Elizabeth Johnston Carter; his brother, William Burrows Carter; his son, Robert Thompson Carter III; and his wife, Ellen Alston Carter.

Visitation was held Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite, with religious services at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Tom Dolph. Burial will follow at Greensburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial United Methodist Church, 510 Avenue B, Bogalusa, LA 70427.

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