OBITUARY

James Carter

January 23, 1944November 11, 2017

James I. Carter, 73, of Fayetteville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday morning, November 11, 2017 at home. James was born on January 23, 1944 to Thomas and Rosa Carter. He attended Fayetteville High School and was active in the communities with Jehovah’s Kingdom Hall. James retired from WVSU. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Rosa Carter; and his brother, Herman Carter. James is survived by his brothers: Luke, Joseph, and Alva Carter, all of Charleston, and Samuel Carter of Fayetteville; sister, Leonia Braxton of Charlottesville, VA and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Brother James Lambert officiating. Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville. The family will receive friends from 10 am to 11 am on Thursday at the funeral home. For those wishing to express your condolences to the Carter family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com. The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 16, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, November 16, 2017

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Patricia (Pat) Johnson

November 17, 2017

James Carter was one of the funniest brothers in the Ansted, West Virginia Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. You just never knew what funny thing was going to come out of his mouth when he answered a Bible question at our meeting. He always got the question correct, of course; but his personal comments were the best. They were always intelligent and insightful and often times so very humerous that he had the whole room in giggles. I am going to miss my dear brother in the faith. I will see you again, James Carter, when your Savior and mine, Jesus Christ and his heavenly Father, Jehovah God, calls for the dead to rise in the resurrection.

Vicki Saunders

November 16, 2017

Mr. Carter was a faithful friend and employee of WVSU. There wasn't anything he wouldn't do for you. He loved Chocolate and I made sure he had it. He smiled even when he didn't feel well. One of his favorite responses was, You've got that right! My sincere Condolences to his family. He indeed was a special man.

June Braxton-Tyler

November 16, 2017

James kept us informed and connected with his thoughtful and funny cards and notes. We will miss his mail, but not as much as we will miss him. Our loss, God's gain.

Jeanne Thompson

November 15, 2017

James was a great person. He was always smiling. I will miss the cookouts and seeing you laugh at Luke. I send my love to Sam, Luke, Joe, Taffy and Thurston. I am sorry I cannot be there to say Goodbye James. Rest now for your work here is done.

Talma Smith

November 15, 2017

Best known in the WVSU Community as "Jimmy J" or Mr. Carter - I have worked very close with him in the Physical Facilities Department, planning & Facilitating campus events, which all the time was not easy - but we got it done.
"Rest in Peace" Mr. Carter and Condolences to the family. May God comfort & keep you through your hours of need.
You will be missed.

Molly Erlandson

November 14, 2017

Mr. Carter, so kind in every possible way. Always positive, helpful and upbeat. My sincere condolences...he will be missed.

VIKKI GREEN

November 14, 2017

Jimmy J, was one of the best. He was my supervisor at WVSU. He was very kind and a hard worker. He always smiled and never raised his voice (even when he should have). I will miss him. God has another Angel. Rest In Peace Jimmy J!!!!

Danny Cantrell

November 14, 2017

I will always remember James' smile every time I saw him throughout the many years we both worked at WV State University. I'm sure he brightened the lives of many people each day, and all will remember him fondly.

Lisa Williams

November 14, 2017

Sam and family so sorry for your loss. Prayers

Dick Wolfe

November 14, 2017

Jimmy J. was a friend and a co-worker. I will always remember him for his good nature and kindness. My daughter, when she was a baby, took a liking to Jimmy J.immediately and, after she grew up and he retired, she always asked about him. I'm glad I knew him and I hope his spirit will linger here, at "State."

FROM THE FAMILY