William Robert “Bill” Carter, Jr.
September 19, 1960 -
July 28, 2016

Visitation

July 31, 2016
4 - 7 p.m.

Service 

August 1, 2016
11 a.m.

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Mr. William Robert “Bill” Carter, Jr., age 55, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted Monday, August 1, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Ward and Rev. Will Wells officiating. Burial will follow in Carter Hills Cemetery. Mr. Carter passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 in Huntsville Hospital.

Mr. Carter was a native of Lincoln County, the son of the late William Robert “Billy Bob” and Jane Strong Carter. He was the president of CFW, Inc., and a member of the Fayetteville United Methodist Church. He was a loving father and grandfather, as he was known as ‘Chief’.

Survivors include his wife Janet Eslick Carter of Fayetteville, TN, daughters Brittney Mitchell of Fayetteville, TN, Morgan (Jason) Terry of Brentwood, TN, grandchildren Addison Mitchell, Carter Ann Mitchell, Austin Mitchell all of Fayetteville, TN, brother Lex (Mary Margaret) Carter of Knoxville, TN, and sister Flo Williams of Fayetteville, TN. Along with his parents, Mr. Carter was preceded in death by his nephew Caleb Carter.

Visitation with the family will be Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 4 until 7 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fayetteville/ Lincoln County Humane Society or the charity of your choice.

Video Services

38 Comments

  1. Bud Carman

    Mr Bill you befriended me at a very difficult time in my life. When I would visit with you, with slump in my throat, you gave me hope. I shall miss you here, but there is a place prepared for those who live Jesus, as you do.

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  2. Jeanine Horvath

    Kurt and I are so sorry for your loss. Bill was such a kind and funny man, always had a great story to tell when we were together. He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  3. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    Janet so sorry for your loss, know you, the girls and family are in my prayers….my God give you peace and comfort in the days to come…..

    Reply
  4. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Flo, So sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Reply
  5. Brenda Burns

    So Very Sorry for your Loss.May God Wrap his Arms around each of you during this most difficult time , Brenda & Joe Burns

    Reply
  6. David Pitts

    God bless your family. Bill was always a wonderful, pleasant man to be around. I have always cherish’s the memories of working on the CFW farm in the 70’s with Mark, Bill Carter and Ben Strong. What great times we had. My thoughts and prayers to the Carter family.

    Reply
  7. Kip Hicks

    “Bill-O” was a great soul and had a beautiful and hillarious sense of humor. I am proud to know him and his family is in the prayers of mine.

    Reply
  8. Bethany Reese

    I am so extremely sorry for your loss. Praying for strength and understanding for each of you!!

    Reply
  9. Tina Peel

    so so sorry for your loss, hold onto those precious memories to get you through this difficult time, keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  10. Ursula berngruber

    Dietmar and I don’t know what to say. Bill was such a kind and decent man, and the world desparately needs more people like him. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Reply
  11. Diane Norman Brown

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ve known “Little Bill” since he was a teenager, when he only wanted to drive a truck. He will be sadly missed, but happily remembered. Keeping you all in my prayers.

    Reply
  12. Kip Hicks

    “Bill-O” was a great soul and had a beautiful and hillarious sense of humor. I am proud to know him and his family is in the orayers of mine.

    Reply
  13. Danielle McLaughlin

    It was a tremendous pleasure working for Mr. Bill. Praying for comfort for all of his family & friends. He will definitely be missed.

    Reply
  14. Eddie and Becky Hall

    Janet and family, there are no words that express our deepest heartfelt sympathy for your loss. We have been praying since we heard of Bill’s illness and we will continue to pray for comfort and peace that only our Lord can provide,

    Reply
  15. Jeff and Pam Towry

    We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  16. MARY WRIGHT

    BRITTNEY, you are in my thoughts at this time. Praying for you and your family. I worked with you at JACK DANIEL’s . MARY REESE WRIGHT

    Reply
  17. MARY WRIGHT

    BRITTNEY, THINKING OF YOU DOING THIS TIME. I WORKED WITH YOU AT JACK DANIEL’S. MARY REESE WRIGHT

    Reply
  18. Phillip and Diane Knowles

    Our deepest sympathy to you Janet and those sweet girls of yours. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

    Reply
  19. Ronnie and Eloise Hudgins

    Flo and all the family. So sorry to learn of Bill, Jr’s passing. You are in our prayers. He was a loving and kind man and was always so sweet to Ronnie when he worked at Constructors for your dad. All our love , Ronnie and Eloise

    Reply
  20. Ken Mccrary Huntsville Al.

    I am so sorry Bill was a longtime friend of mine ,he will be missed by many….I did many jobs with him…RIP. brother …

    Reply
  21. Bill and Phyllis Icenhour

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. I have very fond memories of “Little Bill” from when I worked for CFW. May God bless you all.

    Reply
  22. Jimmy and Becky Bills

    So sorry for your loss! Prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  23. Sarah and Jack Raby

    You have our deepest heartfelt sympathy. Brittney and Morgan, you will be in my prayers as I know how hard it is to lose one’s dad at such a young age. The entire family will be in our prayers, also. Much love to all of you.

    Reply
  24. Debbie Morris

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Praying for God to give you strength and peace during this sad time. God be with you all.

    Reply
  25. Debbie Morris

    So sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Praying for God to give you strength and peace during this sad time.

    Reply
  26. Linda Dannen

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers going up for the family,

    Reply
  27. Janet Gray

    So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  28. Sharon Bobo

    I didn’t know you except through conversations with your daughter Brittany. She loved you very much. You were her hero

    Reply
  29. Randy Brannon

    Jr was my boss for 10 years. He was the best I’ve ever had. He is gonna be missed by everyone in the community and especially by his great family. Sorry for your lose Janet,Brittany and Morgan also, Lex and Flo. I pray for peace and comfort for you all.

    Reply
  30. Heather Hamlin Brown

    Prayers – Bill always had a smile and laugh to share ! The Carters / CFW played a huge part in my childhood memories ! Such an amazing family !

    Reply
  31. Wanda Shelton

    I am so sorry! May God bless this family. Janet, I am thinking of you and your sweet girls.

    Reply
  32. Bill and Robin Shelton

    Bill was a kind, generous man and I know he will be missed by many. May your memories of him carry you through to brighter days.

    Reply
  33. SANDRA CHUNN

    Bill was such a sweet and kind person with impeccable manners. He was loved by all who knew him. Janet, Brittney and Morgan – Flo and Lex -my heart is breaking for you. I hope you will find some comfort in our Heavenly Father. He will carry you when you feel you can’t go on. You all have been in my thoughts and prayers since I heard of Bill’s condition. I loved Bill too. People were drawn to him for his humor and kind demeanor. Please know I am here for all of you. God bless.

    Reply
  34. Ray and Sue Cary Simmons

    My neighbor, my friend. Our hearts are breaking for his loving family. May God embrace you in his arms and comfort you with His love.

    Reply
  35. The Gene Connelly Family by wife Mary Jane

    My prayers are with the family. talking with your Heavenly Father helps ease the pain that you are going through. Bill will be missed . May God bless the Family.

    Reply
  36. Debbielogan

    Janet and family, so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. With deepest sympathy Troy and Debbie Logan

    Reply
  37. Sharon Williams

    I always enjoyed our Sunday morning conversations at church — I’ve missed that. Bill was a wonderful man and will be missed by so many. Prayers for all of you.

    Reply
  38. kathy stocstill

    Lost for words…..May God wrap has arms around each and everyone of you and guide you through the days ahead…He was an amazing person…We at Farrar Tire are going to miss our breakfast partner…….

    Reply

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Memories

38 Comments

  1. Bud Carman

    Mr Bill you befriended me at a very difficult time in my life. When I would visit with you, with slump in my throat, you gave me hope. I shall miss you here, but there is a place prepared for those who live Jesus, as you do.

    Reply
  2. Jeanine Horvath

    Kurt and I are so sorry for your loss. Bill was such a kind and funny man, always had a great story to tell when we were together. He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  3. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    Janet so sorry for your loss, know you, the girls and family are in my prayers….my God give you peace and comfort in the days to come…..

    Reply
  4. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Flo, So sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Reply
  5. Brenda Burns

    So Very Sorry for your Loss.May God Wrap his Arms around each of you during this most difficult time , Brenda & Joe Burns

    Reply
  6. David Pitts

    God bless your family. Bill was always a wonderful, pleasant man to be around. I have always cherish’s the memories of working on the CFW farm in the 70’s with Mark, Bill Carter and Ben Strong. What great times we had. My thoughts and prayers to the Carter family.

    Reply
  7. Kip Hicks

    “Bill-O” was a great soul and had a beautiful and hillarious sense of humor. I am proud to know him and his family is in the prayers of mine.

    Reply
  8. Bethany Reese

    I am so extremely sorry for your loss. Praying for strength and understanding for each of you!!

    Reply
  9. Tina Peel

    so so sorry for your loss, hold onto those precious memories to get you through this difficult time, keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  10. Ursula berngruber

    Dietmar and I don’t know what to say. Bill was such a kind and decent man, and the world desparately needs more people like him. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Reply
  11. Diane Norman Brown

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ve known “Little Bill” since he was a teenager, when he only wanted to drive a truck. He will be sadly missed, but happily remembered. Keeping you all in my prayers.

    Reply
  12. Kip Hicks

    “Bill-O” was a great soul and had a beautiful and hillarious sense of humor. I am proud to know him and his family is in the orayers of mine.

    Reply
  13. Danielle McLaughlin

    It was a tremendous pleasure working for Mr. Bill. Praying for comfort for all of his family & friends. He will definitely be missed.

    Reply
  14. Eddie and Becky Hall

    Janet and family, there are no words that express our deepest heartfelt sympathy for your loss. We have been praying since we heard of Bill’s illness and we will continue to pray for comfort and peace that only our Lord can provide,

    Reply
  15. Jeff and Pam Towry

    We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  16. MARY WRIGHT

    BRITTNEY, you are in my thoughts at this time. Praying for you and your family. I worked with you at JACK DANIEL’s . MARY REESE WRIGHT

    Reply
  17. MARY WRIGHT

    BRITTNEY, THINKING OF YOU DOING THIS TIME. I WORKED WITH YOU AT JACK DANIEL’S. MARY REESE WRIGHT

    Reply
  18. Phillip and Diane Knowles

    Our deepest sympathy to you Janet and those sweet girls of yours. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

    Reply
  19. Ronnie and Eloise Hudgins

    Flo and all the family. So sorry to learn of Bill, Jr’s passing. You are in our prayers. He was a loving and kind man and was always so sweet to Ronnie when he worked at Constructors for your dad. All our love , Ronnie and Eloise

    Reply
  20. Ken Mccrary Huntsville Al.

    I am so sorry Bill was a longtime friend of mine ,he will be missed by many….I did many jobs with him…RIP. brother …

    Reply
  21. Bill and Phyllis Icenhour

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. I have very fond memories of “Little Bill” from when I worked for CFW. May God bless you all.

    Reply
  22. Jimmy and Becky Bills

    So sorry for your loss! Prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  23. Sarah and Jack Raby

    You have our deepest heartfelt sympathy. Brittney and Morgan, you will be in my prayers as I know how hard it is to lose one’s dad at such a young age. The entire family will be in our prayers, also. Much love to all of you.

    Reply
  24. Debbie Morris

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Praying for God to give you strength and peace during this sad time. God be with you all.

    Reply
  25. Debbie Morris

    So sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Praying for God to give you strength and peace during this sad time.

    Reply
  26. Linda Dannen

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers going up for the family,

    Reply
  27. Janet Gray

    So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  28. Sharon Bobo

    I didn’t know you except through conversations with your daughter Brittany. She loved you very much. You were her hero

    Reply
  29. Randy Brannon

    Jr was my boss for 10 years. He was the best I’ve ever had. He is gonna be missed by everyone in the community and especially by his great family. Sorry for your lose Janet,Brittany and Morgan also, Lex and Flo. I pray for peace and comfort for you all.

    Reply
  30. Heather Hamlin Brown

    Prayers – Bill always had a smile and laugh to share ! The Carters / CFW played a huge part in my childhood memories ! Such an amazing family !

    Reply
  31. Wanda Shelton

    I am so sorry! May God bless this family. Janet, I am thinking of you and your sweet girls.

    Reply
  32. Bill and Robin Shelton

    Bill was a kind, generous man and I know he will be missed by many. May your memories of him carry you through to brighter days.

    Reply
  33. SANDRA CHUNN

    Bill was such a sweet and kind person with impeccable manners. He was loved by all who knew him. Janet, Brittney and Morgan – Flo and Lex -my heart is breaking for you. I hope you will find some comfort in our Heavenly Father. He will carry you when you feel you can’t go on. You all have been in my thoughts and prayers since I heard of Bill’s condition. I loved Bill too. People were drawn to him for his humor and kind demeanor. Please know I am here for all of you. God bless.

    Reply
  34. Ray and Sue Cary Simmons

    My neighbor, my friend. Our hearts are breaking for his loving family. May God embrace you in his arms and comfort you with His love.

    Reply
  35. The Gene Connelly Family by wife Mary Jane

    My prayers are with the family. talking with your Heavenly Father helps ease the pain that you are going through. Bill will be missed . May God bless the Family.

    Reply
  36. Debbielogan

    Janet and family, so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. With deepest sympathy Troy and Debbie Logan

    Reply
  37. Sharon Williams

    I always enjoyed our Sunday morning conversations at church — I’ve missed that. Bill was a wonderful man and will be missed by so many. Prayers for all of you.

    Reply
  38. kathy stocstill

    Lost for words…..May God wrap has arms around each and everyone of you and guide you through the days ahead…He was an amazing person…We at Farrar Tire are going to miss our breakfast partner…….

    Reply

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