John Henry Carter

October 10, 1947 ~ February 21, 2020 (age 72)


High Point - John Carter, 72, departed this life on Friday, February 21, 2020 at his residence. He was born on October 10, 1947 in Forsyth County, NC. to Henry Saunder and Cora Lee Carter.

He was fondly known to many in his community as “Mr. John” and was a resident of High Point for over 20 years.  He was a 1965 graduate of Atkins High School and attended Winston Salam State University. John was a former member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Winston Salem and employed as a fork lift driver at R.J. Reynolds for over 20 years.

John was known for his smile and jolly personality. He never met a stranger and always had kind words of encouragement.  He loved spending quality time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren, who taught him how to text on his cell phone.  He enjoyed watching all the TV Judges in the morning while having his cup of coffee. An avid sportsman, he had a penchant for football. His favorite teams were the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks.  John leaves a legacy of love and kind deeds. We are thankful to God for his treasured life and we will cherish precious memories. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Ann Carter.

The remembrance of shared moments brings comfort and peace to surviving relatives that include sons, John Carter, Jr. (Madria) of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Billy Carter of Tennessee, and Jonque Johnson of High Point, NC; daughters, Camishia Ross (Mike), and Cameria Jackson of Tacoma, WA;   grandchildren, Trinity Carter, Darius Carter and John D. Carter; niece, Tabitha Carter of Rural Hall, NC; nephew, Rodrick Carter (Laura) of Winston Salem, NC; sister-in-law, Kimberly Johnson of High Point, NC; special friend, Betty S. Jackson of Tacoma, WA; close family friends, Sade, Geraldine Crawford “BB”, and Flo May who lovingly supported him; a host of other grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3p.m. on Sunday, March 1st, 2020 at the Chapel of Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, 206 Fourth St., High Point, NC.  Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, High Point is asisting the family. 


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