William A. Carter Jr.

October 27, 1952November 16, 2021

William “Bill” A. Carter, Jr., 69, died Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Annie Penn Hospital. At Billy’s request, there will be no formal services held.

Born in Leaksville, (Eden) NC October 27, 1952, he was the son of the late William A. and Ruby R. Carter. In 1980, Billy married Marilyn Cain and lived in Greensboro for many years before moving to Rockingham County. For a short time, Billy worked at Macfield and then worked at Sears in the shipping department and various other departments for 23 years.

Billy was a member of Halifax County Gun Club in South Boston, VA, Rockingham County Gun Club, and Alamance Long Rifles. He was active in the Guilford Militia where they reenacted the Revolutionary War all over the South. Billy loved to shoot skeet where he participated in many competitions and won several awards and trophies.

Billy is survived by his wife of 41 years, Marilyn C. Carter of the home; brother, Francis Carter and wife, Dianne of Stoneville; sisters, Connie Williams and husband, Allen of Eden and Kathy Carter-Peterson and husband, Fred of Durham and his beloved dog, Lila. Also surviving are numerous nieces, a nephew and many cousins.

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Richard Nixon

November 23, 2021

Shot many rounds of Skeet with Bill , and he will be missed for sure . Always enjoyed shooting with him and just all around talking with him and listening to the stories he had to tell .
My condolences to the family and Rest In Peace my friend .


Lee Hawley

November 22, 2021

So sorry to hear of Billy passing away. My sympathy and prayers go to Marilyn and the entire Carter family.
We worked together many years at Sears, and played golf together in our retirement years.
Rest in peace!

Martha and Larry Clayton

November 22, 2021

We became friends with Billy while working at Sears. He passed our way going home from work and would often stop by and share supper with us. So sorry to read of his passing. Condolences to Marilyn and the remainder of the family.

Jay Bunting

November 21, 2021

Bill was a great guy to spend time with. He had a wonderful sense of humor and knew how to laugh. I shot many skeet tournaments with Bill. He really loved the game and the people and was always willing to lend a hand and help out. The world needs more people like Bill as it would be a better place. He left us to soon and will be sorely missed.

Tonda Finney

November 20, 2021

We are so very sorry of Bill's passing. Always enjoyed seeing him at Brushy Mtn and at other clubs shooting and talking. Prayers for you and your family.
Tonda Finney and Tommy Aylor.

Katherine Adams

November 20, 2021

Bill was always a pleasure to be around. He had a very jolly spirt and warm personality. I throughly enjoyed shooting skeet with him over the years. I looked forward to seeing him at local tournaments. I always called him “Carter”. I believe the last time I had the opportunity to shoot with him was in Liberty, North Carolina at Tommy Kirkman’s place. He will definitely be missed. Please accept my sincere condolences. I’ve included a photo of one of the tournaments I shot with Bill at Halifax County Gun Club. From left to right Bill, Richie Nixon, Craig Kirkman, myself and Leroy Wood.

Chris Grubb

November 19, 2021

Met Bill 20 years ago through skeet. Never a dull moment. We became good friends. We shot many a tourney together, went out to meals and just enjoyed each other’s company. I am glad he was able to come to my skeet fields this past summer. We kept in constant contact and kept up with each other’s life. I’ll miss our conversations. Godspeed old friend.

Donna Briggs

November 19, 2021

Dear Marilyn, l am so sorry for your loss of a Wonderful Husband and Soul Mate .Billy was a good friend to so many especially Our S.H.S. Class of 1971🦅🦅.I was so happy to see You and Billy at our class reunion. It meant so much to us to have him there.Billy enjoyed life even though he was dealt a bad hand.My sincere sympathy to you and your family at this of sorrow. Love and Prayers. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Judy Farris

November 18, 2021

Marilyn, There are just no words as how sad I am for you, his family and our oh so special class of 71.. I’ll miss his random phone calls, surprise fresh vegetables on our side porch and his visits..Billy was always the first to send money for whatever may come up concerning our class.. He was one of the greatest guys I’ve ever known. I just sat in disbelief when I read he had passed. Please know you are in our prayers and Our class has lost one of the best. Please let us know if we can ever do anything for you…

mike parker

November 18, 2021

so enjoyed shooting w bill. sorry for his passing. he will b missed