On Thursday, September 14, 2023, God sent one of his angels on a special mission. The mission was to bring our beloved Robert H. Carter home for eternal rest. He answered the Master’s call peacefully at home. A precious one from us has gone, but we find comfort in knowing he is now resting in the arms of Jesus. His life began on July 1, 1944, son of the late Myrtle Carter and Woodis Carter, in Newport News, Virginia.
“Big Blue,” as he was best known, attended George Washington Carver High School. Upon graduation, he worked at the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station for over twenty years, VDOT, and York County School Division from 2003 until 2023.
Robert Carter was an outdoorsman. You could always find him in the woods hunting or somewhere fishing. He loved to have cookouts in his backyard and any reason to gather people together to come eat. He was well-known, loving, and kind, always willing to help his family and friends. He touched the hearts of many through his unselfish acts of kindness. We are thankful for the many years God allowed us to have him in our lives.
He is also preceded in death by his sisters, Evelyn Green and Eloise Brown; brothers, Elwood Carter and Linwood Carter; two nephews, Bernard Evans and Cornelius Carter; three nieces, Karen Murray, Shiquita Fields, and Catina Edlow.
He leaves to treasure his blessed memories his loving and devoted wife of over forty years, Josephine Carter; sons, Robert Carter Jr. and Christopher Washington; step-children, Jimmy Washington and Sheila Washington; granddaughter, Portia Washington; grandson, Stephon Mayo; great-grandchildren, Saniyah Washington and Damajah Washington; three nieces, Sharon Murphy, Glynce Carter, and LaShawn Carter; four nephews, Elwood Fields, James Edlow, Michael Morris, and Lewis Morris; and a host of other loving relatives and many caring friends.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2023, at Whiting’s Funeral Home.