Carl "Frank" Franklin CARTER

April 19, 1938July 8, 2019

Carl Franklin Carter – known as ‘Frank’ to most everyone – passed away July 8, 2019 in Mossyrock, WA.

Originally from Davie County, NC, Frank loved living in Mossyrock as it reminded him of his southern small-town roots. He lived on a farm for the last 12 years where, as he liked to say, “There’s always something you can do, but nothing you have to do.”

Professionally, Frank was a renowned expert in the textiles field. After a successful career in New York, he moved to the Seattle area where he eventually co-owned a small sportswear business, never ceasing to amaze everyone around him with his incredible work ethic.

Frank was a true gentleman through and through, never missing an opportunity to pay a compliment or help those in need. His large heart was matched equally by his sense of humor: He loved to laugh, was always armed with a joke, and reveled in the absurdities of everyday life.

Frank is survived by his brother Duane and sister Barb; his children Michael and Kim; his four grandchildren Tyler, Angela, Nicole and Sydney; and his great-granddaughter Madelyn.

A small service of immediate family and friends will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Frank would want you to donate to your favorite charity, and then go home and hug your loved ones.


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Carl "Frank" Franklin CARTER

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Kaye Martell

July 13, 2019

I met Frank in the early ‘70’s when I went to work at Mooresville mills in the art department. It was part of Burlington industries back then. He was head of design and I became an assistant designer under him. I then moved on to another job. I reconnected with Frank when he and I were working at West Point Pepperell. I’ve become a designer by then and he was my boss. I can’t tell you of a finer man I could’ve worked for.
We had many trips to mills and customers together. Being a Jersey girl he had to teach me what a brown bag was in the south.! He had a wonderful personality, but he was also such a hard worker. I always looked up to him and admired him. After marriage and children my husband moved me to the south. Frank had always helped me so much understanding such a different mentality then what I was used to in the north. He taught me empathy, and to look behind the culture and find the true person.
I am so saddened to hear of his passing. We had reconnected and kept in touch by email and phone and had many laughs both about the past and the present. The last time I had talked to him he had said he was doing well. This has really shocked me, and I have to say I’ve already shed some tears. May you be at peace and know that you were such a big influence in my life. God bless.

jo bradford

July 12, 2019

Never to be forgotten the trouble shooting for stone washing from Japanese triangles to pumice stones and assorted levels of bleach an the adventures to a new finish.
Few years back out on Rife fishing with Mike, and Colter was a great memory and remember the sunset!