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James Allen Carter Jr.

December 14, 1949January 4, 2020

James Allen Carter Jr. (Jimmy), age 70, of Columbus, Georgia, passed away on Saturday January 4, 2020. A visitation for family and friends will occur Friday, January 10, 2020 at 1:00 PM in the sanctuary of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Double Churches Rd, Columbus, GA 31904. A funeral service will follow at the church at 2:00 PM.

Jimmy was born December 14, 1949 in Columbus, Georgia, to his late parents, Ellen Skelton Wright and James Allen Carter, Sr. Jimmy was a life-long resident of Columbus and was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Columbus. He was a retired School Counselor for Muscogee County School District, holding a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbus College and M.S. and Ed.S. degrees in School Counseling from Troy State. Jimmy enjoyed fishing (especially trout in North Georgia), eating good food, spending time with his family, and telling stories. Jimmy is survived by his wife of 41 years, Catherine Passailaigue Carter; son James Adam Carter; daughter Bailey Elizabeth Carter; and son-in-law Jake Patrick as well as sister Myrna Carter Cartledge (Don) of Richmond, VA. . In lieu of flowers, contributions in James' memory may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Georgia 31904 US; and/or the Georgia Wildlife Conservation Fund (https://georgiawildlife.com/donations.) Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.shcolumbus.com for the Carter family.


  • Ellen Wright, Mother (deceased)
  • James Allen Carter Sr, Father (deceased)
  • Cathy Carter, Wife
  • Adam Carter, Son
  • Bailey Carter Patrick (Jake), Daughter
  • Myrna Carter Cartledge (Don), Sister

  • Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • GA Fish and Wildlife Conservancy


  • A visitation for family and friends Friday, January 10, 2020
  • A Memorial Celebration of James' Life Friday, January 10, 2020


James Allen Carter Jr.

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Glenn Goodson

January 10, 2020

Jimmy and I spent many wonderful hours fishing during the last 45 years. He was a great friend and story-teller. His stories would make you laugh so hard your sides would hurt.
There was never a dull moment when Jimmy was around and he would do anything for you.

He will be greatly missed and the World will be a lesser place without him
My sincerest condolences.

Glenn Goodson

Jackie Cannon

January 9, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with Cathy and the entire family during this time of loss. May the great and loving memories of your life with James fill your hearts and minds during your time of grief.

Jodi Waugh-McArthur

January 9, 2020

I knew "Mr. Carter" as a co-advisor for our Columbus High School yearbook in the 80's. He and Cathy became very special to me as mentors while I dealt with all the challenges in my transition to adulthood. Jimmy, with his wealth of information and knowledge (whether you wanted it or not), connected to my logical side while Cathy helped me address my feelings. I can't thank them enough for the guidance they provided me and I am inclined to assume that "Mr. Carter" had a everlasting impact on so many others as a husband, father, brother, counselor and friend. May his legacy live on in all of us.