Funeral services for Henry Carter, 98, of Jefferson were held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday November 22, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Jefferson with Dr. Jeff Taylor officiating. Interment followed at Oakwood Memorial Park under the direction of Haggard Funeral Home.
Henry Carter was born June 30, 1919 to Nathan and Ruby Jolly Carter. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1936.
He served in the army as a Staff Sargent in WWII. During his military career Mr. Carter was at the Normandy Beach Invasion on D-Day. After the war ended, he returned to Jefferson where he owned and operated the City Grocery Store.
Mr. Carter was a charter member of the Jefferson Masonic Lodge #38 for over 70 years. He was a member of the Scottish Rites and the Shriners where he enjoyed cooking at annual Shriners Chili Supper each year for over 60 years. He was actively involved at First Baptist Church where he served as an ordained Deacon and Sunday school teacher.
In 1978 Mr. Carter met and married the love of his life Dorothy Simpson. They were married 40 years.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Simpson Carter, three step children, Stewart Simpson and wife Debby of Jefferson, Texas, Susan Collins and husband John of Marshall, Texas, Becky Dicke and husband Rock of Mason, Texas, two grandchildren, Jason Bradley and wife Tasha of Mason, Texas and Sunny Hefler and husband Coby of Lindale, Texas, Six great grandchildren Angie, Hunter, Fisher, Tanner, Cami and Alison. He also leaves two nieces, Nancy Head, Susan Geddie and one nephew James Stanley Carter.
Preceding Mr. Carter in death were his parents, brothers and sisters.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church fund % James S. Carter, 429 Hall Rd., Jefferson, TX. 75657 or First Baptist Church of Jefferson, 523 N. Polk St., Jefferson, TX. 75657
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