Booker T. Carter Jr.
Published 3:03 pm Monday, August 17, 2020
Booker T. Carter, Jr., formally of Greenville, transitioned on August 10, 2020 at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by loved ones after a brave fight with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Visitation of family and friends is scheduled for Friday, August 21, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Carter Rice & West Funeral Home, 10 Chalet Drive, Greenville, AL. Graveside service will be 10:00 am Saturday, August 22, 2020, at Magnolia Cemetery, Greenville, AL.
The first of three beloved sons, he was born to the late Booker T. Carter. Sr. and Alice Tate Carter on January 18, 1941 in Greenville, AL. He joined Poplar Spring African Methodist Episcopal Church at an early age. While growing up in Greenville, he went to Poplar Spring and Baptist Hill Schools. He later transitioned and graduated from Greenville Training School where he learned the trade of cabinetry from a great teacher, the late Mr. Frank Lucas. As a talented handyman, he shared his immeasurable knowledge and skills with his family and friends.
While in California, he was employed with the Los Angeles Times Newspaper where he retired as a Supervisor and he worked concurrently as an Independent Contractor. After retirement from Los Angeles Times Newspaper, he continued with his first love of working as an Independent Contractor, helping and teaching others the gift he was blessed with until his health begin to fail.
Booker T. was a proud Life Member of Shriners Egyptian Temple #5 and Masonic Consistory Temple #26.
Booker T. enjoyed coming home to spend time with his family and friends. He came home two or three times a year to visit and do construction on their homes and work his dad business. There are so many meaningful things he did in California and Greenville caring and sharing with family members to make their lives more productive. It was an exciting time for him to come home the third Sunday in September to Poplar Spring AME Zion Church Homecoming. His love for his home church never wavered as shown through his annual donations.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Booker T. Carter, Sr., one sister: Arbelia Carter Smith and one brother: Welton Carter.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife, Mrs. Selena Carter; seven children: Cheryl E. Carter and Tammie Carter Rice of Greenville, AL, Victor Rogers of Atlanta, GA; Francilla Denise (Askhia Raglin) Alexander of Cypress, TX; Charles (Angie) Alexander, Jr., Jeffery (Trina) Alexander, and Kisha Williams of Los Angeles, CA; two sisters: Clarine (Jonathan) Fields of Montgomery, AL and Willene (Willie) Cain of Portland, OR; one brother: Albert C. (Vickie) Carter of Harbor City, CA; sixteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two sisters-in-law: Elouise Carter of Georgiana, AL and Juanita Elliott of Los Angeles, CA; one brother-in-law: Lee Smith of Hattiesburg, MS; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives, and friends.