Randolph Aubrey Carter, December 24, 1955 to January 26, 2014, was born Christmas Eve 1955 to Dr. Randolph L. Carter, Jr. and Nancy Stouden-mire Carter in DeLand Florida. Aubrey attended local schools in DeLand and graduated from Carrabelle High School in Carrabelle, Florida in 1973 where he played football. He attended Mercer University and returned to DeLand where he met and married the love of his, Robin Loadholtz Carter. They moved to the family-owned farm where he was Farm Manager and a member of the Board of Directors for Stoudenmire Groves, Inc. He managed the orange grove and cattle operations, enjoying each new crop and calf that was born into the herd. He was an avid outdoorsman, a talented deep sea fisherman and hunter. He became a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain and owed and operated a deep sea fishing charter business for many years, "Capt Ahab Charters" out of Port Canaveral. He enjoyed fishing trips in the Bahamas, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Alaska. He was "in his element" when behind the helm heading off shore, at sunrise, in search of the gulf stream to find the big ones. A hunter, by family tradition, he enjoyed the peacefulness and serenity of being one with nature. He hunted in South Carolina, Alabama and took several hunting trips to Kansas. Aubrey was passionate and loved animals, especially, dogs. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Robin Loadholtz Carter, and his six beloved Jack Russell Terriers. He also is survived by his brothers, Jack (Lisa), Bill (Karen), Jim (Mimi), Frank (Annette) and Randy; maternal aunts Tim (Bob) Foster and Jane (Gerald) Schwartz; and nieces and nephews, Ben (Erica), Wyatt (Christy), Evan, Nancy, Emilie, Rita, Kailey, Casey, and Olivia Aubrey; and many loving friends. Online condolences may be made at www.allensummerhillfuneralhome.com. Allen-Summerhill DeLand is in charge.
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126 East New York Ave Deland, FL 32724
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Jan. 29, 2014