Gerald "Steve" Carter

September 17, 1946February 10, 2013

HICKORY – Gerald Stephen “Steve” Carter, 66, passed away February 10th, 2013 unexpectedly at Frye Regional Medical Center.

Steve was born September 17, 1946 in Catawba County to the late Richard Lee Carter and Gladys Sigmon Carter.

Steve retired from Rodan Inc. and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran in Vietnam where he served three tours of duty. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife Rebecca “Becky” Lail Carter of the home, a daughter Amanda Carter Edwards and husband Ryan of Hickory, a son Andrew Stephen Carter and wife Cheslie of Mooresville, granddaughter Kaylin Carter and grandsons Luke and Austin Carter of Mooresville, grandsons Grant and Carter Edwards of Hickory, brother’s, Marshall Lee Carter and his wife Ruby of Alexander County, Russell D. Carter and wife Kay of Maiden, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday February 12th at 4:00 PM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Reverend Dr. William B. Trexler officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church following the memorial service in the church fellowship hall.

Internment services will be at 3:00 PM Tuesday at Catawba Memorial Park and Military Graveside Honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 16.

Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Music Fund, PO Box 9580, Hickory, NC 28603.

Condolences may be made online at

Hickory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



  • MEMORIAL SERVICE Tuesday, February 12, 2013



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Susan Neely

February 18, 2013

My prayers are with you. Steve's sweet soul and servant's heart remain a blessing to us all. He encouraged so many of us musicians to share as he did. His legacy of witness through song will live on, and when you miss him most, you have Our Lord's peace to comfort you, knowing you will meet him again forever.

February 13, 2013

Dear Becky, Amanda, Andrew, and all family members,

Ron and I express our most sincere condolences. We only wish we could have been with you during your most difficult time of loss. Steve was a great person with a wonderful personality who gave of his time and efforts to further God's kingdom among us. We celebrate his life and give thanks knowing he has now entered the church triumphant!

PS Ron's mother died the evening of Feb. 11 so this has been our first opportunity to be in touch. Swannetta Fink

regina estes

February 13, 2013

i am so sorry about steve he has been a great friend to bob and i for many years, due to our health problems we are not able to get around very well now .we will miss him very very much

Herb and Sandra Gay

February 13, 2013

our condolences to the family. may God give you strength during this time.

Cathy Fox

February 13, 2013

Becky Robert Ollis told me about Steve. I'm so sorry. He was a fun loving. God serving man and he will be missed

Suzette Plaisted

February 12, 2013

I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Though he will be missed greatly, I know you will have great memories of times together.

Dean Wright

February 12, 2013

Becky and Family,
I was shocked and saddened by the news of my friend, Steve's passing. He was a good friend and a great woodcarving partner. I will truly miss him. Our prayers are certainly with you all during this time and in the days ahead.

Quez and Debbie Little

February 12, 2013

Steve's light will always shine in our hearts.

Quez and Debbie Little

February 12, 2013

Beckey,Amanda, and Andrew : May the peace of God through Christ and the Holy Spirit give you comfort. WE all will miss Steve but I am sure he is leading the chorus in heaven in singing Weave us Together or Decolores...

Leonard Godfrey

February 12, 2013

I am sorry for your loss. Steve was great friend. If there is any thing that Joanne and I can do for you. Please let us know
Leonard & Joanne Godfrey