Louie E. Carter
Jan 20, 2014
Louie E. Carter
Jan. 20, 2014
Louie E. Carter, 76, of Niota, a very loving, loyal and compassionate husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens.
A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Oscar and Charlsie Fox Carter, and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Stringfield; a brother, Dewayne Carter; an infant brother, Robbie Carter; and an infant sister, Juanell Carter.
He was an employee of Shankle Oil Co. for more than 20 years, later owned and operated King Louie Trucking and was owner and operator of Happy Valley Farm, a beef cattle operation. He was an avid hunter, including coon hunting. He enjoyed horseback riding with his wife, Jan. He was a musician, and was affiliated with his family, The Carter Family, playing bluegrass music. He was a member of Rockview Baptist Church and had served in many churches as a Sunday School teacher, choir director and played several musical instruments in church. The family would like to thank a special family friend, Gale Mosier, for her help during Louie\'s hospital stay.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Jan Hogan Carter of Niota; two daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and George Hester of Athens, and Connie and William Robinson of Athens; two sisters, Ella Mae Gibson of Englewood, and Joyce Carter of Athens; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Hope Carter of Ten Mile, Tommy and Mary Lou Carter of Loudon County, Clifford and Wanda Carter of Ten Mile, and Harvey and Brenda Carter of Roane County; seven grandchildren, Joe and John Stringfield, Elizabeth and Jessica Robinson, Amanda Hester Colloms, Zach Hester and Allen Hester; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Standridge and A.J. Smith officiating.
Interment will follow in Foster Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be William Robinson, Allen Hester, Jeremy Carter, Bryan Carter, Walt Hatfield, and Ethan Carter. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Colloms and Randy Kincannon.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to McMinn Regional Humane Society, P.O. Box 7, Athens, TN 37371-0007; to St. Jude Children\'s Research Hospital, Attn: Tribute Gifts, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to local children\'s group charities, because of Louie\'s great love for children and animals.
Those unable to attend may send condolences at www.laycock-hobbs.com
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.