Harold Ray Carter, 82, died Sunday, July 8, 2012, after valiantly fighting many health issues over the past five years.
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He was a Marine Corps veterans, retired from civil service at Fork Know where he, along with two coworkers, were cited for bravery in 1980, receiving the Army's top civilian award in a ceremony held at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Hodgenville and Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church where he formerly served as chairman of the board of trustees and was a member of the dartball team.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester Carter and Dorothy Corum Carter; and a brother, Bobby Carter.
He is survived by his wife of almost 47 years, Cynthia Skaggs Carter; a niece, Susan Cotton; a nephew, Dr. David Carter; and several cousins.
A graveside service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, at Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville with Dr. John B. Begley and the Rev. Barry E. Fields officiating.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and continues from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Rust-Wright Funeral Home in Hodgenville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Tabor Baptist Church Christian Life Center Building Fund, P.O. Box 13, Buffalo, KY 42716.
Rust-Wright Funeral Home in Hodgenville is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The News-Enterprise on July 10, 2012