William Dudley Carter

October 30, 1956January 15, 2019

William Dudley Carter passed away January 15, 2019 at his home. Mr. Carter was born in Charlotte and resided in the Derita community. He decided to follow in his dad’s career as a brick mason and began laying bricks at a very young age. Mr. Carter worked side by side with his dad for 30 years doing all facets of brick work. Some of the finest decorative walls and brick homes in South Charlotte are examples of their work. Mr. Carter was an avid gardener, enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved his rescue cat “Ring”. He was also a motorcycle enthusiast and member of the American Antique Motorcycle Association (AMA). Mr. Carter is survived by his wife Andrea Poteat Carter and sister Angie Carter Neel. We celebrate that he is now with our Lord and mourn the loss of love, humor and companionship. The family wishes to express our sincerest gratitude to Reverend J. McCray Holmes for his friendship, fellowship, prayers and guidance for Dudley and our family.


  • Visitation Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, January 25, 2019

William Dudley Carter

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Teresa Simpson McAllister

February 1, 2019

My heart is sad, my prayers to all of you who shared in his life...peace be with you....

Debra Walters

January 24, 2019

Dudley, was a childhood friend that we rode our horses around Derita with. He fell in love with Andrea and they were childhood sweethearts. He worked with his Father in their brick laying business he loved his family and was always there for them! Many years after high school he and Andrea. reconnected and they got married. They were married for 27 years over that time they spent many hours camping, fishing and taking care of family. Dudley was a unique man, he worked hard and took care of his family. He joins his parents and brother in heaven and what a reunion they are having! Let’s celebrate his life, not mourn his death as he lives on in our hearts and fond memories.
Debra Walters

gary king

January 23, 2019

Angie and Andrea,
44 years is time to acquire a lot of memories and life experiences, too many to number. Dud was a unique person, true to his beliefs, painfully honest and intelligent. His memory was like a steel trap. We could ride a hundred miles on our motorcycles and he would know the way without hesitation or a GPS. I will miss him like none other. We talked almost daily and I still catch myself thinking about calling him. We would sometimes relate a particular subject to the lyrics in a song. People that didn't know our code would be at a loss, which to us was hilarious. And he could make me laugh until my sides hurt. But I'm not telling you anything that you don't know.
I am at your service.
Much Respect,

Patty Cooper

January 23, 2019

Thinking of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bird & Patty Cooper

Pastor Beverly Maulden

January 22, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Please know we are keeping you lifted in Gold Hill. May you feel the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit as you move through through this sad time.
Pastor Beverly Gold Hill UMC

Tammy Osborne Johnson

January 19, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with your family . I've known Dudley most of my life. I grew up right beside of him. Although life take us in different directions I've always thought of and remembered our friendship. God bless you all.

Tammy Osborne