- Higgins Funeral Home - https://higginsfh.com -

Felix Lavern Carter

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.

27 Comments (Open | Close)

27 Comments To "Felix Lavern Carter"

#1 Comment By Jennifer Hudson On December 16, 2021 @ 5:53 pm


#2 Comment By Roger laster On December 16, 2021 @ 7:15 pm

Brother you will be missed

#3 Comment By Bobby Pirtle On December 16, 2021 @ 7:31 pm

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.

#4 Comment By R Colbert. (Kim) On December 16, 2021 @ 7:31 pm

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

#5 Comment By Millie Smith On December 16, 2021 @ 8:21 pm

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

#6 Comment By Priscilla Vance DuPree On December 16, 2021 @ 8:22 pm

RIP Bear

#7 Comment By Sherrie Merrell On December 16, 2021 @ 8:31 pm

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!!

#8 Comment By Beverly Brown- Hadley On December 16, 2021 @ 9:20 pm

Rest well Laverne, suffering no more.

#9 Comment By Gloria Green Talley On December 16, 2021 @ 9:55 pm

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

#10 Comment By Wanda Shelton On December 17, 2021 @ 4:19 am

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

#11 Comment By Bill Askins On December 17, 2021 @ 7:53 am

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

#12 Comment By Dawkins On December 17, 2021 @ 8:36 am

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

#13 Comment By Ronnie McElroy On December 17, 2021 @ 9:23 am

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

#14 Comment By Bobby Henderson On December 17, 2021 @ 1:47 pm

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

#15 Comment By George S Dulin On December 17, 2021 @ 3:21 pm

Bear was a very good guy!

#16 Comment By Edward Thomison and Family On December 17, 2021 @ 5:44 pm

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

#17 Comment By Michael & Marcella Dowell On December 17, 2021 @ 5:44 pm

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…

#18 Comment By jerry reese On December 17, 2021 @ 8:04 pm

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.

#19 Comment By Gary and Valerie Davis On December 18, 2021 @ 7:33 am

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

#20 Comment By Everett Stone and family On December 18, 2021 @ 11:59 am

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.

#21 Comment By Kimberly A Allen On December 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Your family is in my prayers.

#22 Comment By Sheila and MeMe Landers On December 18, 2021 @ 7:15 pm

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

#23 Comment By Debra Agnew and Family On December 18, 2021 @ 9:58 pm

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.

#24 Comment By Frank Roseboro On December 19, 2021 @ 1:48 am

So sorry for your loss you have my deepest condolences

#25 Comment By Kay & Anthony Honey On December 19, 2021 @ 11:47 am

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

#26 Comment By Vicky Small On December 19, 2021 @ 12:33 pm

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)

#27 Comment By Candice Bevels Robinson On December 24, 2021 @ 9:04 am

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.