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CARTER Dr. CHARLES A. CARTER, Ph.D. Dr. Charles Alfred Carter, Ph.D., age 92, died Sunday, June 15, 2014 (Father's Day) at the Washington, DC Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was a native of Monticello, Florida, and resided in Virginia before settling in the Far Northeast area of Washington, DC in 1951. Dr. Carter was a World War II veteran, having served as a frontline infantry medic in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in Italy. He was one of the infamous buffalo soldiers of World War ll. Upon his return from the war he completed his undergraduate degree at West Virginia State University and received his Masters degree in clinical psychology at American University in Washington, DC. He then went on to earn a doctorate in special education from Catholic University in Washington, DC in 1974. Dr. Carter worked at the Howard University counseling center as a psychologist, and eventually became a professor. He served as a clinical psychologist and administrator for several mental health and developmental disabilities programs within the District of Columbia government. He served on the board many social service agencies and programs in the Washington, DC area. He was chosen to head a number of local as well national psychological and mental health government agencies such as VISTA, Vocational Rehabilitation Program and the Mental Health Administration of Washington, DC. Dr. Carter was an avid golfer, who played golf at Langston Course Golf. Charles was born on March 18, 1922 to Charlie Carter and Finer Carter, their only child. He married Thelma Rose (Williams) Carter on June 17, 1951 in Washington, DC who predeceased him on May 3, 1998. He leaves behind daughters Carla Carter-Eldridge, Ruth Carter Mohamed Nur and sons Ross Allen Carter, Charles A. Carter, Jr. and daughter in law Ruby Carter also two grandsons Bakri and Anwar Mohamed Nur and god daughter Suzie Stevens. Dr Carter is also survived by many relatives and longtime friends and associates. Services will be held at Sargent Memorial Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Viewing will start at 9:30 and service will follow at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at the Quantico repast will to follow at the church. Online condolences may be made at: www.stewartfuneralhome.comwww.stewartfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Washington Post on June 30, 2014