Lt. Col. Harry L. McCarter
FUNERAL HOME
Williams Southside Chapel Funeral Hm-Meml Pk
1009 Highway 77
Southside, AL
Lt. Col. Harry L. McCarter

Southside - Services will be held at 2pm Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Williams Southside Funeral Home for Lt. Col. Harry L. McCarter, age 74, of Southside. Bro. Lauil Thompson will officiate. Burial will be at Williams Southside Chapel. Williams Southside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Harry was a Christian and a longtime resident of Southside. He departed this beautiful life on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Harry was born in Birmingham and was a 1965 graduate of Shades Valley High School. While attending Jacksonville State University he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was called to active duty during the Vietnam War and continued to serve his country for an additional 34 years. He was also known as a pioneer within the Air Traffic Control (ATC) community. After serving in ATC for 26 years, he was assigned as squadron commander of the 225th Combat Communications Squadron at Martin Air National Guard Station in Gadsden. Lt. Col. McCarter served with honors throughout his military career. He was awarded numerous medals and continuously recognized for outstanding achievements. After retirement from active duty, he was a dedicated member of the Coosa Valley Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America serving as a board member and past president. He also served as a board member and former chairman of the Gadsden Etowah Patriots Association. He was selected as the Patriot of the Year and inducted into the Gadsden Hall of Honor in 2007. Lt. Col. McCarter loved entertaining his grandkids, watching Alabama football, and loved life to the fullest. If he were able, he would tell all his friends and comrades thank you for your service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Lillie Mae McCarter; and parents-in-law, Henry and Stella Lambert. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Denise; his son Brian Spann (Sandy); daughters Marian Lorimer (Bill), Erica Jones (Daniel), and Christina Cantey (Thomas); and blessed with 12 wonderful grandchildren: Christopher, Kaitlyn, Andrew, Bryson, Daniel, Maegan, Violet, Lily, William, Waring, Harry, and Teige. He is survived by his sisters, Jane Nichols (Daniel) and Sherry Broussard; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 1pm until time of service on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Williams Southside Funeral Home. Face masks are required during the entire day. The family appreciates the showing of kindness during this difficult time, but asks all guests to avoid close contact due to the pandemic.



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Published by The Gadsden Times from Apr. 12 to Apr. 13, 2021.
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So Sorry Please accept condolences...
Lee C. Parker
Classmate
April 14, 2021
It is the “Soldier”
In Memorial Honor to Lt. Col. Harry L McCarter
US Air Force & Alabama and Louisiana National Guard

It’s the Airman,
not the pastor/preacher, who has given us freedom of religion and worship.
It’s the Airman,
not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It’s the Airman,
not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It’s the Airman,
not the demonstration organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble and demonstrate.
It’s the Airman,
not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It’s the Airman,
not the politician, who has given us the right to vote, ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
It’s the Airman, Who salutes the Flag, who serves beneath the Flag and whose coffin is draped by the Flag, who gives the protester the right to burn the flag.

The American Airman does not serve and fight because he hates who is in front of him; he serves and fights because he loves who is behind him.

ETERNAL REST GRANT HIM O LORD AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM.
COL (Ret) Calvin & Jan Washispack
Served In Military Together
April 14, 2021
The Morgan's
April 14, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Smsgt Danal R Johnson
Friend
April 14, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Danal Johnson
Friend
April 13, 2021
Smsgt Danal R. Johnson
April 13, 2021
It was an honor to serve with you Harry.
Great times at the 236th.
Charles M Munley
Served In Military Together
April 13, 2021
Colonel Mac and Linda McCurdy
April 13, 2021
I loved Harry McCarter. A contemporary for 46-years, but more so a friend. A patriot indeed, but more so a humanitarian. A Servant Leader! A man of truth faith and allegiance. A man deeply devoted to his family, and his friends. A character of unwittingly charm and humor. He is and will be sorely missed. May God assuage the grief of the McCarter family, by remembrance of all the good he offered humanity.
Mark Morrell
Friend
April 12, 2021
Harry was special in every way. I cannot express how much he meant to me and I loved him dearly. He knew as I do what we meant to each other. I’ll never forget him.
Margaret (Melvin) Gann
Family
April 12, 2021
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