Jack Lee Carter, 83, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. He was born in Cooleemee, North Carolina, to the late Edward and Versie Carter. Jack joined the U.S. Navy when he was just 17 years old and retired after 20 years, which included a year in Antarctica.
He was a proud plank owner of the USS DDR K.D. Bailey. He also retired from the Naval Base Public Works Printing & Publications Dept. Not one to be idle, he took a part-time job after retirement with Cardinal Health, where he worked for 12 years. Jack was a past master of Naomi Masonic Lodge No. 87 A.F. & A.M. and a member of the Chesapeake Khedive Shrine Provost unit. In his role, he transported children and their families to the Shriners Hospital in South Carolina.
Jack’s first wife, Reno Carter; and his son, Jack L. Carter Jr., preceded him in death. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 26 years, Joan Hope Carter of Virginia Beach; daughters, Tracy Teague of Grandy, North Carolina, and Carol Grantham (Frank) of Grand Island, Florida; stepdaughter, Stacy Hope Schubart of Virginia Beach; stepson, Brian Hope (Rebecca) of Surrey, England; and grandchildren, Thomas and David Teague, Chelsey and Tabitha Grantham, Brier Haycox, and Ray, Nick and Philip Hope.
A special thanks to all of Jack’s friends, the amazing team from Freda H. Gordon Hospice Care and especially the staff and associates at First Colonial Inn for all of their help, kindness and caring.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16, at First Colonial Inn, 845 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach.
Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
You may offer condolences to the family at Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville.