OBITUARY

Don Marshall Carter

May 2, 1959April 11, 2019
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Don M. Carter, 59, was born in Louisville, KY on Derby Day, May 2, 1959. The excitement and festivity of Derby set the tone for his life, well into early adulthood, as he was known for the vibrancy of his personality, high fashions, and his love for beautiful cars. If you knew Don, for any length of time, then likely you could associate him with, or had at least heard him reminisce about “Gators” (fine men’s shoes), “Donuts” (whitewall tires) and any of the many Cadillacs that he had owned in his lifetime. Don indeed lived a lavish life in early adulthood, but all of that changed when he became a father. Don dedicated the last 20 years of his life to raising his daughter Destiny “Ching” Carter. He was wholeheartedly committed to fatherhood and took great joy and care in Destiny’s development. Don’s commitment to fatherhood was a testament to the type of person he was and the supreme love he had for family. He was a surrogate father, brother, and son to many and deeply impacted all whom he encountered. Don was also an artist, master painter, handy man and self-taught engineer. He loved animals, had a tremendous work ethic, a strong relationship with Christ, and a passion for family bonds. Toward the end of his life, he was most excited to reunite with Louis “Squirrel” Carter his father and best friend, and Mike ‘Munk Munk” Carter, his Dalmatian dog whom he considered a son/ best friend. Don will be sorely missed and cheerfully remembered by his daughter, Destiny Carter; mother, Loreda Carter; siblings, Louis Jene Carter, Harry Lee Carter, Roger Carter, & Scobie Newman; nieces and nephew, Melanie Bias, Thomisia J. Glymph, Jenell L. Glymph, Lauren C. Glymph, and Wesley W. Carter; a host of great-nieces and great-nephews and many lifelong friends. Don’s life was lived to the fullest, he will be remembered by many, with tears and joy, for years to come.

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  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 20, 2019
REMEMBERING

Don Marshall Carter

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Sheryl Newman

April 25, 2019

Carter Family,

My attempts to reach out to you personally have resulted in a loss of words so many times. Please know that I have always loved and appreciated your tenderness and love for me through the years. Through my faith I have learned that God never forgets the work we have done in His name and that He will eventually make a way so that pain, suffering and death will be things of the past; never to be spoken of again. (Revelation 21:3,4)
Mrs. Carter, Jennie and Harry-Take comfort and I love you all.

Sheryl Newman

Beth Lyles

April 20, 2019

Don was an extraordinary father to Destiny. In the three years that I taught Destiny, I saw him countless times. He was a warm, caring person and I feel honored to have known him. My sincere condolences to the family.

Ilah Grant

April 19, 2019

Don was one of my students at Iroquois High School. I had Don in law class and he was always willing to share and engage. He was one of my favorities and my condolences to his family. I was looking forward to seeing him at my daughter's class reunion. He will certainly be missed.

Cheryl Melton

April 17, 2019

Don you have always been a special friend to me. I always looked forward to seeing you when I came in town for Derby. You will truly be missed and loved. Rest In Peace my brother. Love you Cheryl

TERRI ROSS-MCINTOSH

April 17, 2019

YOU WILL TRULY BE MISS MY FRIEND YOU ALWAYS COULD MAKE ME SMILE AND LAUGH AND THE DAYS AT IROQUOIS WERE THE BEST REST NOW MY FRIEND TO THE FAMILY YOU ALL ARE IN MY HEART AND PRAYERS.......LOVE TERRI ROSS

Callie Miller

April 17, 2019

May you Rest In Peace ! Farewell for now old friend !

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