CARTER, M.D., Thomas F. Age 83 of Westmoreland, TN, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2012. Dr. Carter was retired from his occupation as a General Practitioner after 42 years of service. He served in the army
during the Korean War
and continued to serve his community in a number of ways. Dr. Carter was a member of the Westmoreland city council and served as the Vice Mayor. He was also a member of the Tri-County Rural Co-op Board of directors, the First and Peoples Bank Board of Directors, Citizens Bank Board of Directors, Sumner Regional Medical Center Board of Directors. He was the Chief of staff at Sumner Regional Medical Center as well as the Medical Director of the Royal Care Nursing home (What is now Westmoreland Care and Rehab). He was a Director at Farm Bureau Insurance, a member of the local Lions Club, a member of the Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce and served with the Sumner County Board of Education and was a member of Westmoreland United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Cobb Carter; his father, Thomas Young Carter M.D.; mother, Lillian Foster Carter; sister, Annie Jo Carter; brother, William Douglas Carter. He is survived by his son, Mark & wife, Stefanie Carter of Gallatin, TN, David & wife, Vickie Carter of Westmoreland TN; daughter, Beth & husband, Chris Jones of Westmoreland, TN; as well as his loving grandchildren, Lily Carter, Ben Carter, Rachel Carter, Foster Carter, Alex Jones, Audrey Jones, Andrew Jones; and great-granddaughter, Abby Carter. Funeral services for Dr. Carter will be held on Monday, November the 5th at 11 a.m. from the Westmoreland United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday from 4 p.m.-9 p.m., Sunday, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. & Monday, 9 a.m. til' service time. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Westmoreland United Methodist Church. WOODARD, (615) 644-5200.