John Frank Carter Jr.

February 8, 1924January 26, 2013

John “Frank” Carter, Jr. of Raleigh, NC died January 26, 2013. Frank was born in Monroe, NC on February 8, 1924; son of the late Eula Mae Crowell Carter and John Frank Carter, Sr. He graduated from Needham Broughton School and served four years in the US Navy in the European Theater during World War II. He graduated from Hardbarger Business College. Frank worked for Norfolk Southern Railroad and retired from Unigard Insurance Company as a Claims Adjuster in 1984 after thirty years of service.

He was an avid sports person, playing soft ball and coaching little league baseball, bowling, playing golf weekly at Raleigh Golf Association with his friends for many years and received many sports trophies and awards over the years. Frank was a most faithful NC State sports fan, ushering at basketball and football games for 50+ years. He was a Charter and oldest member of Raleigh Grass Roots Cribbage Club enjoying friends there, never missing a single tournament in over 39 years.

He was a member at Western Blvd. Presbyterian Church for over 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Julius G. “Peanut” and Everett “Cutie”; one sister, Frances Carter Finnell of Roanoke, VA; and his only son, John “Johnny” Frank Carter, III.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 60+ years, Bonnie Jean Buie Carter, originally of Wagram, NC; only daughter, Jean “Jeanne” Marie Tilley Carter; daughter-in-law, Ellen Zwick Carter, all residing in Raleigh, NC. Frank is also survived by his only grandson, John “Benjamin” Tilley and wife, Sarah Gale Johnson Tilley; and great grandson, Henry Owen Tilley, all residing in Cary, NC. Frank also had many nieces, nephews and many, many friends. He will be sorely missed by all those who loved him. He lived a full and colorful life.

Private services will be held at Raleigh Memorial Park.

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Nancy Lassiter

February 3, 2013

Bonnie and Family,
I just found out about Frank's passing. I am so sorry. He was a great person and a very special friend. We worked together at Unigard for years. We all enjoyed his laughter and friendship. May God bless you and your family.

Jeanne Carter

February 1, 2013

I miss my father more than I could have EVER imagined!! There is no loss to compare to the loss of one's parents and now; unfortunately, I know how that feels. I feel very fortunate to have had my father in my life for so many years and wish I had done MANY things differently. Father, rest in peace. You ARE in a better place. We are IN this world but not OF this world. It is FULL of trials and tribulations and thankfully there also are glimmers or more of beautiful moments as well. May this candle represent all the good in the world and be with you always in your better place.


January 31, 2013

Frank was a great friend to my grandparents for many years. I thank him for that, and for letting us kids swim in their pool when we were growing up. Made for some great memories!

January 31, 2013

Bonnie Jean and Jeanne
So sorry to hear about Uncle Frank. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Joe Carter

January 29, 2013

Dear BonnieJean, Jeanne, Ben and family,
I am and thinking of all of you and you are in my prayers. Uncle Frank will be missed. He was such a sweet uncle and I loved him. I so enjoyed our family trips together and our visits through the years. I know you all will miss him dearly. You have my deepest condolences.
Love, Jennifer Carter (Wilton E. Carter Sr.'s daughter)

Ken and Barbara Boyette

January 29, 2013

Frank was a great neighbor and close family friend. We will sorely miss his presence and his "sidewalk wit".

Beth Englebright

January 28, 2013

Thinking of you all at this time. Uncle Frank was always very nice to me when I was a young child. I had not seen him in many years but remember him fondly, as do my parents, Steve and Susie (Carter) Kanipe.

January 28, 2013

Bonnie Jean and Jeannie I know this is a loss that is devastating to both of you. Frank was such a wonderful man, with a great sense of humor. I never would have believed after seeing him at mama's service on November 10th, that he would be gone so soon afterwards. I wish there was something I could say to take away the pain and sorrow. I pray that God will comfort you both, and watch over you as you grieve and heal. Much love to you both!
Vicki Nelson

WE "Sandy" Carter

January 28, 2013

Dear Bonnie Jean & Jeannie,
I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Frank. My father Everette/"Cutie" thought so much of his younger brother as well as I did. He always had a positive,friendly attitude and had many friends in Raleigh I am sure of. During the State football and basketball games back in the 1970's, he would help me to secure a good seat especially when David Thompson was playing at Reynolds Coliseum. We will all miss "Uncle" Frank.

John Morch

January 28, 2013

I will miss Frank as a friend and worthy opponent at cribbage. He was a special person. I see that you are having a private service, but if you could see fit to include his cribbage family I would attend to say goodbye. Just let me know when & where