Adam Carter

March 18, 1976July 8, 2019

ADAM M. CARTER, whose young life ended tragically on July 9, 2019 is the son of Walter E. Carter of Naples, FL and Winchester, VA. Adam was predeceased by his mother, Susan W. Carter. He is survived by his brother, Brian L. Carter of Nashville, TN. Adam loved everyone and almost everyone loved him. He was fun, loving, and funny. He would give you the preverbal “shirt off his back” if he thought you needed it. He just plain never met a stranger. Adam grew up in Virginia Beach where he tried surfing like most beach guys but was just too clumsy to ride the boards. He found that football at Cox High was more to his liking. Most of his career was spent in the food service business but in recent years he spent his energy at Stafford Motors where he loved the business, the customers, and the staff. He very recently joined the staff at McCarthy Tire where he was just beginning to enjoy a new challenge. Family, friends, and others whose lives Adam touched are invited to a celebration of his life at Glory Days in Winchester from 6:00 to 11:00 PM on Saturday, July 13, 2019, to reminisce and share stories and tall tales about this wonderful, loving son and brother.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 13, 2019


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Adrian Shipman

July 16, 2019

Walter & Brian,

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I met Adam at the GW Hotel a few years ago, and we quickly became very close friends. I regrettably didn't get to hang with him like we used to in the most recent years, but I thought of him often. What I will remember the most is the infectious happiness he bestowed onto everyone he met. He was sort of the class clown (but in a totally good way). The way he would make you smile even if you didn't know him. A true goofball and I loved it! Absolutely loved it. I know you both will miss him as many of us will. We will keep him in our thoughts and memories and his spirit will live on. xoxo ~Adrian

Anne Cary

July 16, 2019

Walt, we are shocked and dismayed to hear of Adam's death. Our hearts go out to you. We've been where you are now, and it is so hard to go on. I like to think of him with Susan and hope they share peace. We're thinking about you with love.

Greg and Pam Roche

July 15, 2019

Please know we are thinking of you and your family. You are in our every prayer and sending all our love your way.
We are so incredibly sorry for your loss.
Greg, Pam, Jack, Colin and Cailor Roche

Diana Dayrit

July 14, 2019

Despite not seeing him for years at a time, Adam always had this magical way of being able to pick up right where we left off. There was never any awkwardness or small talk -- never any feigned interest or pretentious revelations. With ease, he would just jump right back into our old ball-busting banter and I absolutely loved that about him. I loved the way his laughter was contagious and his smile so deeply sincere. We weren't the closest friends; we didn't keep in touch except for the occasional inside joke text brought on by a song on the radio -- or something one of us saw on TV or social media. But not being able to rely on ever seeing him again...the loss is heartbreaking. My sincerest condolences to his family and close friends. We were all lucky to know him.

Terry Gilbert

July 13, 2019

I haven't seen Adam in 20+ years, but I know if we ever crossed paths again it would be like we were back in VB cruising around in the Bronco II! I'm speechless with this circumstance and can not believe such a kind hearted person and friend could go out like this. My condolences to his family and all of the people Adam touched in his life. You will be missed my friend!

Tracey Papas

July 13, 2019

Mr. Adams and Brian Adams, I’m so sorry for the loss of you son and brother! I knew Adam from growing up in Virginia Beach and school. He was always so nice and always sticking up for others. I’ll never forget his smile. He was an awesome guy! Heaven has surely gained an angel! You will be missed Adam! We are in Winchester for my nieces wedding and will try to stop by tomorrow. Prayers to your family during this very difficult time. 🙏🏼

Donna Griswold-Snowdale

July 12, 2019

I may have one of the oldest stories to share about Adam. I met him a few days after he was born as his proud parents had invited us ( The Griswold family, yes, the Griswolds), to come meet him. He was adorable as most babies are but his arrival was a bit of a miracle. His parents were truly overjoyed with his arrival. Our family lived across the street and watched Adam and his brother Brian grow to be boys, teenagers and men. He was always smiling. He was Blessed with good parents and a loving brother/family. And we were Blessed to know & love the Carter family.

Mike Disharoon

July 12, 2019

I met him when he attended Great Neck MS in Va Beach. He was always friendly, smart and outgoing. My prayers and thoughts go out to the family. I know you will miss Adam dearly.

Emily Teague Wareham

July 11, 2019

My heart is breaking over the loss of Adam. He truly was one of a kind. We met as children and maintained a lifelong friendship. Many of my most fond memories of Cox high School involved my “life of the party” friend. In good times and bad, Adam could be counted on with a hug, smile and laughter.
Heaven is gaining an angel to soon.