William Franklin (Bill) Carter Sr.

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William Franklin (Bill) Carter Sr., age 88, of Atlanta passed away Saturday, June 20, 2009, in Highlands, N.C. Bill Carter was born in Winsted, Conn., on Oct. 21, 1920, the youngest son of Mills T. Carter and Katherine Darcey Carter.
He earned a BBA degree from the University of Connecticut, and an LLB degree from the Woodrow Wilson College of Law. Bill also attended Emory University Law School and Georgia State University. During World War II, Bill served 52 months in the Army Air Corps and was discharged as a captain. He became a certified public accountant in 1950, and an attorney at law in 1954. Bill was employed at Ernst and Ernst CPA Firm from 1946-1952, Carter and Fuller Accounting Firm from 1953-1959, Courts and Company Stock Exchange Firm as a partner from 1960-1970, and American Protein in Cumming from 1971-1995, where he retired as president.
After retirement, he served on the American Proteins Board of Directors where he held the position of secretary-treasurer. Bill was a charter member of the Northside Hospital Association and served as an initial member of the Hospital Authority of Fulton County for 13 years, including three years as chairman. Bill also served as a member of the initial board of trustees for Pace Academy and vice chairman of the board of trustees for Holy Innocents Episcopal School. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Forsyth County, the Cherokee Town and Country Club in Atlanta, and the Highlands Country Club in Highlands, N.C.
Bill Carter is survived by Roberta R. Carter, his beloved wife of 25 years; his three children, Nancy T. Carter of Roswell, William F. Carter Jr. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Robert G. Carter with his wife Debbie of Roswell; his two stepchildren, Jeffrey Redden of Mount Pleasant, S.C., Leslie Vereide of Vienna, Va.; his three grandchildren, Anna, Andrew, and Will Carter; and four
stepgrandchildren, Chelsea and Courtney Vereide, and Bennett and Charles Redden. A memorial service in celebration of the life of Bill Carter will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 26, at Church of the Incarnation in Highlands, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Bell Tower Endowment, Church of the Incarnation, 520 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in ForsythNews.com from June 22 to June 27, 2009