GASTONIA - James Robert "Bob" Carter, 74, died peacefully at his residence on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, following an extended illness.
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Bob was a native of Gaston County, born Dec.16, 1939 to the late Fred T. and Selma Warren Carter.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Lisa Jane Carter.
A captain in the Gastonia Police Department, Bob retired after 30 years of service. He worked for five years following the police department at Belmont Abbey College Campus Police. He then went on to CaroMont Regional Medical Center where he retired with 12 years of service in the Safety and Security Department. He was also a veteran of the US Marine Corps.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Frances "Jane" E. Carter, daughter, Leslie Carter Pasour and husband Mike, of Gastonia; son, James Eric Carter and wife, Kim, of Gastonia; grandchildren, Christopher Pasour, Jessica Pasour Summey and husband Chad, Payton Carter, Bleu Carter, Abbey Carter and Hunter Carter, all of Gastonia; and sisters Betty Stewart, of Gastonia, and Carolyn Fletcher, of Kings Mountain. He had many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday at Fraley Memorial Baptist Church.
A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Fraley Memorial Baptist Church with Pastor Warren Dole offici-ating.
Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park in the Dogwood Section with The Gastonia City Police and The Gaston County honor guards performing the police and military rites
In Lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Robin Johnson Hospice House 5005 Shepards Drive Dal-las, NC 28034 or Fraley Memorial Baptist Church 3025 Fraley Church Road Gastonia, NC 28054.
Condolences may be made to www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home, 2916 Union Road Gastonia, 704-864-5144 is serving the family.
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home
2916 Union Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette from Jan. 19 to Jan. 21, 2014