Felix Lavern Carter
February 23, 1954 -
December 13, 2021

Visitation

December 18, 2021
5 pm to 8 pm

Service 

December 19, 2021
2 pm

Interment

December 19, 2021
Obituary

It is with regret that we announce the passing of Felix Lavern Carter, age 67, of Fayetteville, TN. A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, December 19, 2021, at Lincoln Central Academy (formerly NGA) with Brian Carter and Bro. Anthony Booker officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at Higgins Funeral Home.

Felix was born February 23, 1954, in Fayetteville, TN to the late Felix B. and Johnnie Mae Carter. Felix met the love of his life in 1975 while attending Tennessee State University. He was a manager at Copperweld and later operated his own auto detailing business. Felix was also a member of one of the first Leadership Lincoln classes. Felix had a larger-than-life personality. He loved sports, playing golf, fishing, music, his sons and grandsons, and he loved to talk. He passed away December 13, 2021, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Cliftena Campbell Carter; sons, Byron (Crystal) Carter of Shelbyville, TN and Stacey Carter of Los Angeles, CA; grandsons, Bryce Carter and Cayus Carter; and a brother, Brian Carter of Fayetteville.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Felix Lavern Carter.

Video Services

27 Comments

  1. Candice Bevels Robinson

    Stacey:
    I’m so sorry about the loss of your dad.I lost my dad last year and what helped me get through it was just remembering all the good time that we shared together and all the fun memories we had together.Praying for you and your family.

    Reply
  2. Vicky Small

    My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. I pray that God will comfort you during this time. Love you’ll!
    Vicky, Jeremi and Myka (Tootie)

    Reply
  3. Kay & Anthony Honey

    Carter Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for loss. Anthony & Kay Honey

    Reply
  4. Frank Roseboro

    So sorry for your loss you have my deepest condolences

    Reply
  5. Debra Agnew and Family

    Our sincerest condolences and prayers to Cliftena, Byron, Stacey and the family.
    May God comfort and keep each of you throughout this time of transition.

    Reply
  6. Sheila and MeMe Landers

    Our condolences and prayers to the family. May God comfort you all now and in the days to come.

    Reply
  7. Kimberly A Allen

    Your family is in my prayers.

    Reply
  8. Everett Stone and family

    To the Carters,

    Words aren’t sufficient to express our sorrow. We will treasure the many great memories from our childhood through Felix’s transition to be with Jesus and our Maker. Rest in peace, good buddy. Condolences to the Carter family. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  9. Gary and Valerie Davis

    May God comfort you and all your family in this difficult time, hold on to God’s unchanging hand.

    Reply
  10. jerry reese

    Felix was a great friend from a great family ! I had the honor of being his team mate , a friend of his fathers and a co-worker with his mother ( no better people ) !! I am deeply saddened by his passing. Prayers for the family.

    Reply
  11. Michael & Marcella Dowell

    I always enjoyed the time spent with him, he was my brother in Christ & we were double cousins as well. He & my husband shared a close relationship that I loved to watch. I’ll never forget the time he introduced him as “Michael “Dynamite ” Dowell & the congregation laughed. We both will miss him. Sleep in heavenly peace…

    Reply
  12. Edward Thomison and Family

    Our deepest condolences for the entire family! Praying for the entire family!

    Reply
  13. George S Dulin

    Bear was a very good guy!

    Reply
  14. Bobby Henderson

    Prayers and condolences to my friend Cliftena and sons on their loss. May Felix rest in peace!🌷💔🌹

    Reply
  15. Ronnie McElroy

    To The Carter Family: My deepest regrets and sympathy for the lost of your loved one. May his loving soul rest eternally in the spirit of our father and lord almighty god. Amen The McElroy Family

    Reply
  16. Dawkins

    To the family…We would like to express our deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. May God comfort and keep you in his loving care. Sincerely Ken and Shelia Dawkins

    Reply
  17. Bill Askins

    It hurts to lose a good friend, and Felix was a good one.

    Reply
  18. Wanda Shelton

    I am so sorry and my prayers go out to his family.

    Reply
  19. Gloria Green Talley

    I Am So Sorry Cliftena, Byron, And Stacy over the passing of Your Husband and The Boys Father. I was knowledgeable about this family for many years at Mayberry Street Church Of Christ then later at Central High School. His passing has been a source of Sorrow. Please accept my inadequate pleadings of Sympathy and Condolences.
    Love To You All
    Gloria

    Reply
  20. Beverly Brown- Hadley

    Rest well Laverne, suffering no more.

    Reply
  21. Sherrie Merrell

    Thanks Lavern for introducing me to some of the best jazz artists of our time. You always had good music to listen to and good conversation. I’ll always keep you in my heart, right next to that smooth jazz:-) Love you always!!

    Reply
  22. Priscilla Vance DuPree

    RIP Bear

    Reply
  23. Millie Smith

    I am very sad to read if Felix’s passing. Please accept deepest sympathies.

    Reply
  24. R Colbert. (Kim)

    He and his dad saved me a lot of steps going from Robert E Lee to Charlie Bagley football practice.

    Reply
  25. Bobby Pirtle

    Felix was a great guy and I am proud to have been his teammate for the 1971 Central High Tigers. A great athlete and an even better person. Blessings to Felix and prayers to his loved ones.

    Reply
  26. Roger laster

    Brother you will be missed

    Reply
  27. Jennifer Hudson

    Rip

    Reply

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27 Comments

  1. Candice Bevels Robinson

    Stacey:
    I’m so sorry about the loss of your dad.I lost my dad last year and what helped me get through it was just remembering all the good time that we shared together and all the fun memories we had together.Praying for you and your family.

    Reply
  2. Vicky Small

    My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. I pray that God will comfort you during this time. Love you’ll!
    Vicky, Jeremi and Myka (Tootie)

    Reply
  3. Kay & Anthony Honey

    Carter Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for loss. Anthony & Kay Honey

    Reply
  4. Frank Roseboro

    So sorry for your loss you have my deepest condolences

    Reply
  5. Debra Agnew and Family

    Our sincerest condolences and prayers to Cliftena, Byron, Stacey and the family.
    May God comfort and keep each of you throughout this time of transition.

    Reply
  6. Sheila and MeMe Landers

    Our condolences and prayers to the family. May God comfort you all now and in the days to come.

    Reply
  7. Kimberly A Allen

    Your family is in my prayers.

    Reply
  8. Everett Stone and family

    To the Carters,

    Words aren’t sufficient to express our sorrow. We will treasure the many great memories from our childhood through Felix’s transition to be with Jesus and our Maker. Rest in peace, good buddy. Condolences to the Carter family. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  9. Gary and Valerie Davis

    May God comfort you and all your family in this difficult time, hold on to God’s unchanging hand.

    Reply
  10. jerry reese

    Felix was a great friend from a great family ! I had the honor of being his team mate , a friend of his fathers and a co-worker with his mother ( no better people ) !! I am deeply saddened by his passing. Prayers for the family.

    Reply
  11. Michael & Marcella Dowell

    I always enjoyed the time spent with him, he was my brother in Christ & we were double cousins as well. He & my husband shared a close relationship that I loved to watch. I’ll never forget the time he introduced him as “Michael “Dynamite ” Dowell & the congregation laughed. We both will miss him. Sleep in heavenly peace…

    Reply
  12. Edward Thomison and Family

    Our deepest condolences for the entire family! Praying for the entire family!

    Reply
  13. George S Dulin

    Bear was a very good guy!

    Reply
  14. Bobby Henderson

    Prayers and condolences to my friend Cliftena and sons on their loss. May Felix rest in peace!🌷💔🌹

    Reply
  15. Ronnie McElroy

    To The Carter Family: My deepest regrets and sympathy for the lost of your loved one. May his loving soul rest eternally in the spirit of our father and lord almighty god. Amen The McElroy Family

    Reply
  16. Dawkins

    To the family…We would like to express our deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. May God comfort and keep you in his loving care. Sincerely Ken and Shelia Dawkins

    Reply
  17. Bill Askins

    It hurts to lose a good friend, and Felix was a good one.

    Reply
  18. Wanda Shelton

    I am so sorry and my prayers go out to his family.

    Reply
  19. Gloria Green Talley

    I Am So Sorry Cliftena, Byron, And Stacy over the passing of Your Husband and The Boys Father. I was knowledgeable about this family for many years at Mayberry Street Church Of Christ then later at Central High School. His passing has been a source of Sorrow. Please accept my inadequate pleadings of Sympathy and Condolences.
    Love To You All
    Gloria

    Reply
  20. Beverly Brown- Hadley

    Rest well Laverne, suffering no more.

    Reply
  21. Sherrie Merrell

    Thanks Lavern for introducing me to some of the best jazz artists of our time. You always had good music to listen to and good conversation. I’ll always keep you in my heart, right next to that smooth jazz:-) Love you always!!

    Reply
  22. Priscilla Vance DuPree

    RIP Bear

    Reply
  23. Millie Smith

    I am very sad to read if Felix’s passing. Please accept deepest sympathies.

    Reply
  24. R Colbert. (Kim)

    He and his dad saved me a lot of steps going from Robert E Lee to Charlie Bagley football practice.

    Reply
  25. Bobby Pirtle

    Felix was a great guy and I am proud to have been his teammate for the 1971 Central High Tigers. A great athlete and an even better person. Blessings to Felix and prayers to his loved ones.

    Reply
  26. Roger laster

    Brother you will be missed

    Reply
  27. Jennifer Hudson

    Rip

    Reply

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